The VA Connecticut Healthcare System serves more than 50,000 veterans who reside in Connecticut and Southern New England. VA Connecticut provides primary, secondary, and tertiary care in medicine, geriatrics, neurology, psychiatry, surgery, and other specialty areas. As part of the VA New England Healthcare System, VA Connecticut is comprised of an inpatient facility in West Haven and two ambulatory care centers in West Haven and Newington, as well as six primary care Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in outlying areas of the state in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic, and Winsted. The West Haven Campus has a 150-bed hospital, providing acute medical, surgical, and psychiatric care. The Newington Campus is a center for ambulatory care and diagnostic procedures. The CBOC’s provide Primary Care to veterans in outlying parts of the state. VA Connecticut conducts research in psychiatry, oncology medicine, surgery, neurology, and related basic sciences.
Clinical pharmacy specialists provide services to Primary Care, Anticoagulation, Acute Internal Medicine, Oncology, Geriatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain, Specialty Clinics (including Stroke, Parkinson’s, Erythropoetin, and Hepatitis C clinics), and Home Based Primary Care. Pharmacists function independently with a scope of practice in each of these specialty areas to provide patient-centered care. Pharmacists and technicians in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies manage operations and drug distribution. Research pharmacists oversee the investigational drug service.
VA Connecticut offers six PGY1 pharmacy residency positions, one PGY2 in geriatric pharmacy, and one PGY2 in mental health pharmacy. The VA Connecticut Healthcare System acts as a site for pharmacy Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE and APPE) rotations. Many of our preceptors hold adjunct faculty appointments at the schools. VA Connecticut also has a Center of Education (COE) in Primary Care, an innovative, multidisciplinary education program for training of medical residents and students, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists.
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Please feel free to contact our residency program director or any of our residents. Contact information is included in our recruiting materials and on the website.
To apply you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
- Be a licensed pharmacist or eligible for licensure in any state
- Adhere to the rules of the resident matching program
- Be available for an on-site interview
- Applicants must submit their application materials using PhORCAS, the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service. Mailed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.
Applications must include:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Three recommendations using the standardized reference form in PhORCAS