This specialty residency provides a comprehensive experience in contemporary neurology pharmacy practice, particularly in the areas of stroke, epilepsy, headache, and neurosurgery. Clinical experiences in movement disorders, dementia/neurobehavior, general neurologic disorders, and neurosurgery are offered as well. The resident will practice clinical pharmacy in an acute setting, as well as in an ambulatory setting primarily at the West Los Angles (WLA) Medical Center location. An elective in psychiatry rotation at USC is available for residents interested in the experience.
Neurology preceptors include skilled physician providers, neurology pharmacists, and research faculty members with extensive experience in this specialty, as well as in research and academia.
Residents will be involved in teaching, with possible appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at the USC School of Pharmacy. Teaching opportunities include didactic and small group facilitations, as well as precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents.
RESIDENCY RESEARCH PROJECT
VAGLAHS utilizes the Flipped or Inverted Research Model (IRM) for residency research projects. Residents work on 2 projects throughout the year: 1) Complete a pre-existing project started by a previous resident; 2) Initiate a new project to be completed by a following resident. Residents are required to complete a manuscript suitable to submit for publication, a poster presenting research project(s), a research binder(s), and submit an abstract for poster presentation to at least one professional meeting.
Residents will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 residents, APPE pharmacy students (Level IV), IPPE pharmacy students (Level I/II/III), and pre-pharmacy students.
Residents also have the option of a joint academic appointment with the USC School of Pharmacy which offers opportunities to teach and lecture to Level I, II and III Pharm.D. students, and undergraduate pre-pharmacy students. Residents are provided the opportunity to participate in various scheduled coursework and seminars developed to enhance the residency experience. Those residents participating in this affiliation will receive faculty appointment and earn a teaching certificate from the university. Participation may be an entire year or isolated to half of the year depending upon the prior experience of the resident. Residents interested in the affiliation are also required to have an active California Pharmacist License.
General Program Information:
Applications must be complete and meet yearly established deadlines to be considered. Only applications submitted via PhORCAS™ will be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
General Program Description
Type/Duration of Program: Full-time residency/12 months
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline (PhORCAS™): December 31, 11:59PM EST
Residency Start Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $51,640
Health, vision/dental, and life insurance
11 paid holidays
13 days Sick Leave and 13 days Vacation/Annual Leave
Free parking on-site (at all 3 campuses)
Lab coats and lab coat laundry service
Professional leave to attend meetings and educational conferences
Partial financial support for registration fees and travel expenses to attend selected meetings
Requirements for Consideration
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
Enrolled in or successful completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
US citizenship for Federal employment (must be a US citizen at the time of application)
License may be from any of the 50 states (California licensure required if USC affiliated)
USC School of Pharmacy Affiliation
Optional joint appointment to the residency program
Includes USC faculty appointment and teaching certificate
Responsibilities include teaching/facilitating discussions for Level I, II and III pharmacy students, as well as lecturing pharmacy students and/or pre-pharmacy students
Opportunity to participate in coursework and seminars developed by the university for pharmacy residents
Active California licensure by September 30 of the residency year is required
Separate interview with USC and subsequent acceptance by the university may be required
Interested candidates should mark “YES” on the Supplemental Application
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 8 community based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. VAGLAHS is affiliated with both UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs.
The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center (WLA) is a tertiary care teaching facility dedicated to providing a wide array of acute and ambulatory patient care services to our nation’s veterans. The comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services provided include a broad range of medical, surgical, and psychiatric care. Internal medicine subspecialties include cardiology, ...infectious diseases, gastroenterology, allergy, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, and hematology/oncology. Major surgical subspecialties include orthopedics, urology,
neurosurgery, ophthalmology, plastics, ENT, podiatry, and cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to the main acute care
hospital, there is a 180-bed nursing home, a hospice unit, and Home-Based Primary Care.
The Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC) offers a state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility. The center has specialty outpatient programs in spinal cord injury, stroke rehabilitation, women's health, preventative medicine, dentistry, and mental health, and chemical dependency. Extended care activities include a 120-bed Academic Nursing Home and a Home-Based Primary Care Program. The facility hosts extensive clinical and basic science research, including Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Field Program for Health Science Research and Development (HSR&D). The HSR&D program evaluates provider practice and patient outcome studies in the delivery of ambulatory health care.
The Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. It serves as a centrally located facility for the diverse veteran population of the city of Los Angeles, focusing on primary care and mental health services. The clinic provides special services in post-traumatic stress disorder, day treatment, medical
service, and mental health services.