PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
The Iowa City VAHCS PGY1 residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the ASHP educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete our PGY1 residency program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education. Residents will be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies. The ICVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity for our residents to engage in direct patient care, practice management, and medication related education.
The ICVAHCS PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency will provide a challenging and comprehensive program designed to prepare the resident to become a skillful, competent clinician in psychiatric pharmacy practice, to help develop their skills in psychiatric pharmacy clinical outcomes research, and to foster their growth as an educator of psychiatric pharmacotherapy. The ICVAHCS PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and Board Certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP).
PGY-1 Program Requirements of Applicants:
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
About PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) in Iowa City, Iowa is a comprehensive tertiary health care center, teaching hospital, and research facility. It has a strong and effective affiliation with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The Medical Center operates 69 beds, including 44 medicine/surgery, 15 psychiatry beds and 10 intensive care. The Medical Center operates community based outpatient clinics in Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Ottumwa and Waterloo, Iowa; and Galesburg, Quincy and Sterling, Illinois. Our facility offers two pharmacy residency programs. Four PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions and one PGY-2 psychiatry residency position.