Iowa City Veteran Affairs PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice & PGY-2 Psychiatric Residency
Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
The ICVAHCS PGY 1-Pharmacy residency program prepares graduates to assume general clinical pharmacist positions in the inpatient and ambulatory care setting, to serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy, to pursue board certification and to be eligible for PGY-2 residency training. The ICVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity for our residents to engage in direct patient care, practice management and medication related education. We provide residents required experiences in anticoagulation clinic, drug information/formulary management, primary care (PACT), internal medicine, and pharmacy management. Residents will also have the opportunity to gain experience in antimicrobial stewardship, endocrine, ICU, oncology, pain, palliative care, psychiatry, transplant, and virology. Besides clinical activities, each PGY-1 resident will participate in patient and staff education, present formal lectures and case discussions, and precept University of Iowa pharmacy clerkship students. In addition, residents will conduct a research project, present results, and produce a manuscript suitable for publication. For more information please review our website: https://www.va.gov/iowa-city-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/pharmacy-residency-programs/
The ICVAHCS PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program provides specialized training in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. Residents gain valuable experiences in acute care and ambulatory care psychiatric settings to prepare the resident to become a skillful, competent clinician in psychiatric pharmacy practice. The required learning experiences include acute care psychiatry, ambulatory care psychiatry, internal medicine-psychiatry at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), and geriatric psychiatry at UIHC. Residents will also have the opportunity to gain experience in substance use, neurology, pain, palliative care, pharmacy administration, and child psychiatry. The PGY-2 resident also participates in activities including: medication use evaluation, teaching of medical and pharmacy students/residents, journal clubs, precepting pharmacy students, development of new clinical services, and community outreach. Residents are required to conduct a research project, presenting results and summarizing in a manuscript suitable for publication.
PGY-1: Please submit all materials required in PhORCAS. Applications submitted outside the PhORCAS system will not be accepted. We encourage applicants to customize their cover letter to our program. Applicants should expand on why they are interested in our program, with specific career goals and characteristics which make them a strong candidate. Please include all scheduled APPE rotations on your CV with a description of activities performed and presentations given. The applicant should have three individuals complete the standardized reference template in PhORCAS. We recommend each applicant select individuals who can comment on their clinical knowledge and/or work in a pharmacy setting.
Requirements for Applicants: Applicants will have maintained a pharmacy GPA >3.0 or pass/fail equivalent* (*No repeated pharmacy course; must pass all pharmacy courses and must be in top 50% of pharmacy class). Qualified candidates will need to be licensed pharmacists (by August 15). Iowa licensure is not required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: January 3
Personal interviews with a 15-20 minute presentation are required. All applicants will be notified of their interview status no later than February 14.
PGY-2: Please submit all materials required in PhORCAS including academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, customized letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.
Requirements for Applicants: Applicants will have earned their Pharm.D degree and successfully completed a PGY-1 residency program. Qualified candidates will need to be a licensed pharmacist at the PGY2 start date and licensed in the state of Iowa by October 1st of the PGY2. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: January 3
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About Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) in Iowa City, Iowa is a comprehensive tertiary health care center, teaching hospital, and research facility. It has a strong and effective affiliation with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The Medical Center operates 69 beds, including 44 medicine/surgery, 15 psychiatry beds and 10 intensive care. The Medical Center operates community based outpatient clinics in Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Ottumwa and Waterloo, Iowa; and Galesburg, Quincy and Sterling, Illinois. Our facility offers two pharmacy residency programs. Four PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions and one PGY-2 psychiatry residency position.