This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP Code: 01100)
The program consists of a 12-month period of concentrated training in all aspects of pharmacy practice. It is a structured training program in which service complements the educational and experiential objectives of the residency. Formal procedures for site, preceptors, and residents’ evaluations are in place. The learning experiences are provided according to the level and type of experiences specified in the broad outcomes established for the program. The program is flexible, in that it will adapt to the needs of the individual resident; yet it will provide the foundation for quality pharmacy practice. The goal of the program is to enhance the resident’s competence and skills in patient care, as a productive member of a health care team and to obtain in depth working knowledge of all other areas of clinical and administrative pharmacy practice. An academic certificate program with the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy is also offered to interested residents as a parallel optional opportunity.
Residency Application Requirements -Participation in ASHP Resident Matching Program and PhORCAS -Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College or School of Pharmacy -Licensure eligibility or licensure to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e.., Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia -U.S. citizenship -Three letters of recommendation -Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae -A panel interview -Fluency in both English and Spanish
About Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency
The Pharmacy Residency Program Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System is a collaborative program between the School of Pharmacy University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.The 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. It complies with the ASHP-PGY1 standards and emphasizes the following competency areas: patient care, advancing practice and improving patient care, leadership and management, and teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge.Teaching and Learning is an elective for those residents interested in participating in the Teaching and Learning Curriculum and obtaining the academic certificate.Residents participate in acute and ambulatory patient care experiences, which include internal medicine, intensive care unit, antimicrobial stewardship program, mental health, cardiology, oncology, anticoagulation management program, home-based primary care, pain and palliative care, extend...ed-care services, and patient-aligned care teams (PACT). Other experiences include practice management, investigational drug service, teaching rotation at the School of Pharmacy UPR, and precepting students in their introductory and advance practicums. An academic certificate program with the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy is also offered to interested residents in the Teaching and Learning Curriculum as a parallel optional opportunity.