VA-Albany, NY-New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network-Stratton VA Medical Center
Albany NY-Stratton VA Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Pain/Palliative Care
Location: Albany, New York
Palliative Care/Pain Management Pharmacy
The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Samuel S. Stratton VAMC builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. The goal of the PGY1 program is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue rational drug therapy and provide pharmaceutical care in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. The residency program offers residents exposure into multiple settings, but largely focuses on providing ambulatory care services.
Required rotations include: two primary care rotations (6 weeks each), outpatient pharmacy (3 weeks), transitional care (2 weeks), pain management (4 weeks), behavioral health (4 weeks), pharmacy administration (5 weeks), adverse drug reaction monitoring (longitudinal), and resident research project (longitudinal). The resident will also complete long term care notes for the Community Living Center on a longitudinal basis.
Each resident also has several months of elective rotations. Each elective rotation is approximately a 4- week block. Electives include anticoagulation, nephrology/ dialysis, medication safety, rheumatology and inpatient elective. Residents may also select an additional primary care rotation if desired.
Experiences may be modified based upon prior experience and individual resident interest and needs. The resident may also elect to take the Teaching and Learning Program (TLP) administered the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Fringe Benefits:13 days accrued annual leave, 13 days accrued sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays, health and dental insurance; dual appointment opportunities.
The ASHP accredited PGY2 pain/ palliative care residency centers on the development of knowledge and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy and pharmaceutical care with an interdisciplinary approach to acute & chronic pain with a major focus on chronic non-caner pain, and pharmacokinetic monitoring. The resident will receive training and develop confidence in many areas including Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Assessment, Acute peri/post operative pain, Palliative Care, Pain Education, Outpatient Pain Specialty Clinic, and Behavioral Health.
Fringe Benefits: 13 days accrued annual leave, 13 days accrued sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays, health and dental insurance; dual appointment opportunities.
Special Requirements for application to our PGY1 pharmacy residency program:U.S. citizenship; licensure or eligibility for licensure in U.S.; official college transcript; curriculum vitae; letter of intent; VA forms #10-2850c and #OF-306 (both available on www.va.gov/find-forms/); and completion of supplemental questionnaire/application packet materials including: 1) Explain briefly, how you learned about this program and why you are applying; 2) Write a paragraph in which you either highlight some factor on this application which you believe accurately reflects your strength as a residency candidate or explain some factor which represents you inaccurately; 3) Provide one example of a previous presentation, case ,or project that you feel best reflects your academic ability. We also require three (3) recommendations to be obtained from the following: At least 1 recommendation must be from an APPE preceptor and at least 1 recommendation must be from a current/previous employer (if applicable). All materials must be uploaded into PhORCAS.
Special requirements for application to our PGY2 pain/palliative care program. Contact Dr. Erica Wegrzyn, PharmD at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Albany NY-Stratton VA Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Pain/Palliative Care
The Samuel S. Stratton VAMC is a 150-bed tertiary care facility located in the heart of New York’s capitol. Along with 11 community-based outpatient clinics, this institution works to provide comprehensive healthcare to more than 25,000 Veterans each year. The VA medical center provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient services, including services for those residing in our community living center (CLC). The Stratton VAMC is dedicated to teaching and educating future healthcare professionals and maintains affiliations with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS); Western New England University and Albany Medical College. This allows for a variety of didactic teaching and precepting opportunities that can be tailored to the resident’s clinical interests.