Cincinnati is centrally located and near many Cincinnati’s sports and cultural attractions. The VA shares a 3 block campus with several other large Cincinnati Hospitals, as well as the University of Cincinnati medical and pharmacy colleges.
The Cincinnati VA is an integrated healthcare system consisting of an acute care hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. Extensive outpatient clinic services are provided within the facility and at six community based primary care clinics. Additionally, there is a 131-bed nursing home and 72-bed domiciliary. The Cincinnati VA Offers a full range of medical, surgical, psychiatric, and extended-care services. Training is provided for more than 1,000 health care professionals including medical and surgical residents and fellows in 28 clinical specialties, pharmacy residents and students, nurses, and other health professionals.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center received ASHP accreditation in 1995 and accepts four residents each year. It is a well-rounded program providing direct patient care during the required three inpatient rotations and three ambulatory care rotations. The residents also complete two leadership/administrative rotations and four electives that allow the residents to tailor their training. This program offers a teaching certificate through the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
With completion of the PGY1 program at the Cincinnati VA these is an opportunity to early commit to the Psychiatric PGY2.
The purpose of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
We have four PGY1 residents and have been very successful at recruiting residents since 1995 from many different areas and colleges of pharmacy. This has lead to a wonderful diversity among our residents and ultimately our clinical staff since we currently have sixteen of our former residents on staff. Overall, about 60% of our graduating residents have opted to stay in VA practice for their careers which speaks volumes about the wonderful practice available to pharmacists within the VHA family. More information available on our website www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/RXResidency.asp