Des Moines VA Central Iowa Health Care System PGY1 Residency Program
VA Central Iowa Health Care System (Des Moines)
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Preferred Education: PharmD
This program will offer the resident opportunities to practice in diverse patient care settings across the continuum of care. The resident will gain extensive experience in the ambulatory care setting, serving in a mid-level provider role. The resident will be an active participant in all realms of pharmacy practice at VA Central Iowa, including leadership and management activities, clinical services and traditional pharmacist roles. The resident will leave the program with confidence to practice in multiple patient care settings as a clinical pharmacist.
Inpatient Mental Health
Leadership and Professional Development
ELECTIVE ROTATIONS (3)
Outpatient Specialty Care
Outpatient Mental Health
Substance Use Disorder
Home Based Primary Care
More concentrated elective in one of the core rotations above
*Electives are tailored to the resident's needs and interests.
About VA Central Iowa Health Care System (Des Moines)
The VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS) operates a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facility in Des Moines, with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Mason City, Fort Dodge, Knoxville, Marshalltown and Carroll. The medical center provides acute and specialized medical and surgical services, residential outpatient treatment programs in substance abuse and post-traumatic stress and a full range of mental health and long-term care services, as well as sub-acute and restorative rehabilitation services and a domiciliary.
An active graduate medical education program exists at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System. Medical residents receive training in the areas of general internal medicine, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, urology and geriatrics. Additionally, medical students from the University of Iowa and Des Moines University receive training at VA CIHCS. Academic affiliations include the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Des Moines area Medical Education Consortium, Inc., and Des Moines University with numerous internship programs in allied health professions.