The VA Oklahoma City Healthcare System is located adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is a 192-bed tertiary care facility that also serves over 60,000 patients in primary care. We provide more than 670,000 encounters and process over 1,600,000 prescriptions annually.
Our ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency consists of two residents and is a 12-month program which starts in late June/early July. It is designed to provide professional training in various clinical rotations, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, pharmacokinetic dosing, patient education and counseling, and administrative services. We offer opportunities to participate in direct patient care as a provider in a number of clinical settings such as geriatrics, palliative care, ambulatory care, internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care, mental health, oncology/infusion clinic, investigational drugs, and many more. We also provide a longitudinal, comprehensive research experience and a wide variety of teaching opportunities. Additional projects and activities throughout the year are designed to assist with the residents’ development as a skilled clinical pharmacist and achievement of both the residents’ personal and residency-specific goals.
This PGY1 residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 PGY2 pharmacy residency training.
Pharm.D. graduate of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program in the U.S.
Active pharmacist’s license or eligibility for future license (must be licensed through any U.S. State Board of Pharmacy within 90 days of starting the program)
Registration online with the National Matching Service and using the shared PhORCAS/Match registration portal
Adherence to all rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program Process
Completed PhORCAS application
Letter of Intent
Transcripts from Doctor of Pharmacy coursework
Three standardized PhORCAS references
Interview requirements and scheduling
Interview is required
All candidates will be notified of their interview status by the end of January
Candidates will have the option of completing an in-person (preferred) or virtual interview
Completed applications must be submitted via PhORCAS by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 2.
The Oklahoma City VAHCS consists of a 178-operating bed facility located in Central Oklahoma serving forty-eight Oklahoma Counties and two counties in North Central Texas (Wilbarger and Wichita) with a veteran population of over 250,000. The Oklahoma City VA also includes Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Ada, Altus, Ardmore, Blackwell, Enid, Lawton, Stillwater, Oklahoma City (North and South), Oklahoma and Wichita Falls, Texas. Annually, the facility provides more than 630,000 encounters and the Pharmacy processes over 1,600,000 prescriptions.
The Oklahoma City VA is a tertiary care facility, classified as a Clinical Referral Level III facility (VA complexity level rating of 1b). The Oklahoma City VA is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.