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Pharmacy Residency Program

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Discover More Options with a VA Pharmacy Residency

Whether to do a pharmacy residency is perhaps the biggest decision you'll make in shaping your future career. The ideal residency will help you determine which practice environment fits you best.

As the largest program for advanced clinical pharmacy training in the country, the VA Pharmacy Residency Program offers you more practice settings and practice areas to choose from than anywhere else, and consists of 159 different American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited programs across the VA system. Click here to learn more about our pharmacy residency program.

VA pharmacy residents can explore both inpatient and outpatient settings, often in the same building. Diverse specialty opportunities for both Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) and Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residents include:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Managed Care
  • Critical Care
  • Informatics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Palliative Care/Pain Management
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Medication Safety
  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration

VA pharmacy residents also enjoy the following benefits:

  • 12-month (July 1 - June 30) clinical patient care experience
  • Competitive annual salary
  • Vacation, 10 paid holidays, and sick days
  • Authorized absence for approved continuing education
  • Health and life insurance plans available

Many research and academic opportunities, mentored by experienced VA pharmacists, are available.

Contact a recruiter.

Watch our pharmacy residency video, and read more about the program, including a state-by-state listing and application information, by visiting the Pharmacy Benefits Management Web Site.

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At VA, there is no shortage of ways to become part of the Nation’s largest health care network. Our medical, professional, technical, administrative and support professional careers make a difference in the lives of Veterans every day. Read our e-brochures to discover our careers.