VA Health Care System - Oklahoma City (PGY2 ID Residency)
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
Location: Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
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.
The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program is a one-year position (approximately July 1st through June 30th) that provides professional training in inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetic dosing, and administrative antimicrobial stewardship services. Clinical rotation learning experiences provide the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings. Additional projects and activities throughout the year are designed to assist with the resident’s professional development as a skilled clinical pharmacist, and achievement of both the resident’s personal goals and the residency-specific goals and objectives associated with this accredited program.
This PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program training to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in infectious diseases. It provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of infectious diseases patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 ID pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with infectious diseases board certification.
The pharmacist completing this residency will be equipped with the knowledge base and experience to practice as a clinical pharmacist capable of providing exemplary patient care and functioning as a strong leader in the profession. The pharmacist will be able to effectively and confidently communicate assessments and recommendations to interdisciplinary team members and to the patient. The pharmacist will be able to identify and prioritize patients who may significantly benefit from their services.
Pharm.D. graduate of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program in the U.S.
Participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process
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
Completed applications must be submitted via PhORCAS by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 12.
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.