PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, VA-Gainesville, FL
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System was initially accredited in 2013. This program empowers pharmacists with one year of postgraduate residency training to practice in a wide variety of ambulatory care settings as independent practitioners. The successful graduate will be able to maintain an independent or collaborative practice of management of chronic diseases across the ambulatory spectrum. The program will develop the skills necessary to act as a mentor and teacher to pharmacy students, residents, and health care providers.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The residents' year will be composed of both longitudinal and blocked learning experiences in various ambulatory clinics. The program is tailored to each resident – learning experiences and their lengths will be customized to each individual. The core rotations include PACT (primary care), anticoagulation, and cardiology. Core rotations include focused learning experiences (minimum 4 weeks at Ocala PACT, The Villages PACT and cardiology) and longitudinal learning experiences (18 weeks in Gainesville PACT two days per week, Anticoagulation two days per week, and one day per week longitudinal elective). Residents will manage patients with the following disease states/conditions during the core rotations: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, smoking cessation, anticoagulation, cardiology/heart failure.
The residents will also have a longitudinal experience in clinical education (one-hour weekly meeting) in which they will coordinate educational activities (topic discussions, journal club, etc.) for pharmacy students completing APPE rotations at the Gainesville VA Medical Center.
Elective rotations include mental health, pain management, infectious diseases, emergency department, anemia, oncology, clinical pharmacy administration and advanced diabetes management.
Residents will complete a residency project during the year and will present that project at an approved venue. The resident will also be required to present two CE-accredited lectures and present at two weekly resident meetings during the residency year.
About North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System pharmacy residency program consists of PGY1 and PGY2 programs as well as a research fellowship.
PGY1 - Gainesville
PGY1 - Lake City
PGY2 - Ambulatory Care
PGY2 - Psychiatric Pharmacy
PGY2 - Pain Management and Palliative Care
PGY2 - Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
PGY2 - Critical Care
Fellowship (next fellow will start in 2024)
All residency programs are 12 months in length and the fellowship is 24 months in length. The primary practice sites for these programs are the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL and the Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, FL. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is one of the largest care systems within the VA and provides care to approximately 140,000 Veterans annually. Opportunities for residency rotations exist in primary care (PACT), specialty ambulatory care clinics, internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, acute psychiatry, ambulatory psychiatry, pain management, anticoagulation, emergency department, cardiology and administration.
Applicants must have graduated or will be graduate from an ACPE-accr...edited college of pharmacy, must be a United States citizen and be eligible for licensure prior to July 1st, 2024. For PGY2 programs, residents must successfully complete a PGY1 prior to beginning their PGY2.
For more information, visit: https://www.va.gov/north-florida-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/pharmacy-residency-program/