The Dayton VAMC PGY1 pharmacy residency prepares its graduates to assume positions as direct patient care clinicians and/or to pursue a second year post-graduate training in a focused area of practice. The Dayton VAMC is a tertiary care academic facility that provides the capability to involve each resident in patient care, project management and administration exposure.
The Pharmacy PGY1 Residency is designed to provide residents with experiences that will enhance their knowledge and skills so they can provide high level pharmacotherapy for patients. The nature of the patient population in the VA setting allows for continuity of care across the continuum. Pharmacists practice in the inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Opportunities for patient contact are available throughout the rotations. The PGY1 residency is a 12 month full time commitment.
Residents will have experiences in ambulatory and institutional patient care, participate as a member of the health care team, and provide education to patients and health professionals. In addition, residents will learn to perform self-monitoring and demonstrate leadership through contributing to performance improvement. Residents will be encouraged to develop an approach to the profession that can lead to life-long learning and career satisfaction.
The resident is required to obtain a pharmacist license upon entry into the residency program if at all possible or by August 31st at the very latest. Individuals not licensed by August 31st will be placed on a customized plan to allow for licensure at the earliest possible date. Residents not licensed after 2 attempts of either NABP/MPJE and/or within 90 days of residency will be dismissed from the program. The Office of Academic Affiliation allows VA pharmacy trainees a maximum of 6 months to obtain licensure. Residents not licensed within 6 months will be dismissed from the residency program. All family and health situations will be discussed with the RAC for a consensus decision.
An Ohio license is required for this residency because non-VA ASHP accredited site(s) are incorporated to maximize residents learning. Failure to obtain an Ohio license will result in the resident’s inability to fulfill a required rotation and as a result the resident will be unable to complete the requirements of the residency and therefore cannot be granted a residency certificate of completion. Ideally, obtaining Ohio Pharmacy License by December will allow for the best flexibility in schedule accommodation.
Residency candidates are required to submit the following items via PhORCAS:
United States Citizen
PGY-1 application (via PhORCAS)
Copy of curriculum vitae
Official copy of college transcripts
Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues and/or college faculties