North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Location: Lake City, Florida
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System PGY-1 residency program consists of two American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited programs. One is based in Gainesville and offers six positions each year and was initially accredited in 1985. The other is based in Lake City and offers two positions each year and was initially accredited in 2007. These two programs mirror one another and have the same required rotations as well as the same elective rotations available. The primary difference is where some of the core rotations are scheduled.
This ASHP Accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to build 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Residents completing the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will have experiences in a variety of clinical settings including ambulatory clinics, acute care settings, long-term care, palliative care, pharmacy administration and others. The required experiences are PACT (primary care), anticoagulation, internal medicine, palliative care/pain management, community living center (long-term care), pharmacy administration and longitudinal experiences in practice management, project management, clinical teaching certificate program and pharmacy administration. As a way to customize the program for each resident, there are two additional required experiences that the residents will have the opportunity to choose. Residents can choose between the medical ICU and additional time in PACT and residents can choose between a psychiatric pharmacy experience and infectious disease.
Each resident will also get two elective experiences and can choose from infectious disease, oncology, cardiology/heart failure, emergency department, pain management, intensive care and several different psychiatric pharmacy experiences. Many electives may also be completed as longitudinal experiences such as Gait and Balance Clinic, oncology, anemia clinic, hypoglycemia safety and pain clinic.
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/