The PGY1 pharmacy residency offers both acute care and ambulatory care patient populations, with flexibility in choosing areas of interest by the resident. Required learning experiences include Orientation, Practice Management, Ambulatory/Primary Care, Acute/General Internal Medicine, and Outpatient Anticoagulation. Elective experiences include Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Home Based Primary Care, Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Pain Management, Population Health, Psychiatry, Spinal Cord Injury, and Surgery. (Additional electives may be developed based on the resident's interest.) Longitudinal experiences include Education/Teaching, Journal Club, Medication Use Evaluation, Newsletter, Pharmacy Operations (staffing), Prior Authorization Reviews, and Project Management (residency project).
The PGY2 - Psychiatric Pharmacy offers an array of rotations focusing on adult and geriatric psychiatry. Required learning experiences include Acute Adult Psychiatry, Outpatient Mental Health, Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, and Pharmacy Administration. Elective experiences include Geriatric Psychiatry, Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), Pain Management, Inpatient Consult Liaison, and Rural Mental Health. Longitudinal experiences include Clozapine Clinic, Journal Club, Medication Errors Reporting, Medication Use Evaluation, Prior Authorization Requests, Longitudinal Project (residency project), and teaching students and PGY1 residents.
PGY2 Pain/Palliative Care
The PGY2 - Pain/Palliative is the newest addition to our residency family! Required learning experiences include Orientation, Ambulatory Pain Management Clinic and Rural/Population Health. Elective rotations include Acute Pain Management, Anesthesia Pain Clinic, Musculoskeletal Clinic, Neurology/Headache Clinic, and Oncology. Longitudinal and other learning opportunities include Residency Project, Medication Use Evaluation, Journal Club, Integrated Pain Committee, Consult Service for Home-Based Primary Care, Administration, Substance Use Disorder Clinic, Palliative Care and Prior Authorization Reviews.
Applicant must be a United States citizen, a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy, and eligible for licensure in any state.
Application requirements (through PhORCAS) include official transcripts, letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants invited for an interview will be required to give a platform presentation.
For PGY1 - At least one letter of recommendation from a clinical preceptor and one from a supervisor. A supplemental application is required.
For PGY2 Psychiatry - A letter of recommendation from PGY1 RPD is preferred
For PGY2 Pain/Palliative Care - A supplemental questionnaire is required.
Hired residents will need to provide documentation of a physical, Hep B vaccination, influenza vaccination and TB screening upon accepatance of the residency position.
About New Mexico VA Health Care System
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is comprised of the Raymond G.Murphy VA Medical Center and state-wide Community-Based Outpatient clinics.
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is a Level 1 tertiary referral center with a 24-hour Emergency Room located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the heart of the Land of Enchantment. The medical center is authorized to operate 310 beds, which include acute hospital beds and an extended care facility. Primary Care is provided through the Patient Aligned Care Teams and the Home Based Primary Care program.
As a teaching institution, the medical center is affiliated with the University of New Mexico and the Central New Mexico Community College.
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