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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
4300 West 7th Street (119LR)
Little Rock, AR 72205
Code: 71102
NMS Code: 502754
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Geriatric Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Zhiva K Brown, Pharm.D., BCGP
(501) 257-2009
Fax: (501)257-2325
Director of Pharmacy: Tracy M. Mosby, Pharm.D., MBA
(501) 257-6340
Fax: (501) 257-6341
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2016-01-03
Estimated Stipend: 44522
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The goal of this specialty residency is to develop pharmacists with the expertise to establish and conduct a geriatric clinical pharmacy practice. Patient care responsibilities include ambulatory, acute, intermediate, and long-term care in the geriatric setting as well as anticoagulation, geriatric psychiatry, and home care. The resident participates in interdisciplinary teams in most practice areas. Exposure to pharmacy management and administration is a longitudinal experience. Specialties not available at the VA can be arranged through other affiliates. Residents are also responsible for didactic and experiential teaching of pharmacy students from our affiliate university. Residents also must conceive, implement, and complete an independent research project in conjunction with a preceptor as well as participate in the research oversight committee.
Fringe Benefits:   Thirteen days each of annual leave (vacation) and sick leave, paid leave for professional meetings, ten paid holidays, health insurance, free parking, desirable work schedule, on-site library and easy access to academic library, on-line drug information resources, and state of the art patient medical record system.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   CAVHS will accept residency applications thru PhORCAS only.

Application requirements include:
1) Completed CAVHS residency application form (available from our residency's website)
2) Current curriculum vitae
3) Official transcript from a U.S. accredited pharmacy program
4) Letter of intent
5) Proof of U.S. citizenship
6) Three references using recommendation form in PhORCAS (One must be from PGY1 RPD)
7) Pharm.D. degree
8) Completion of a pharmacy practice residency or equivalent experience required. Visit our website for more details on the application process.
Training Site Type: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Nursing Home, Home Care
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 105
Non-Professional Staff: 60
Total Beds: 551
Average Daily Census: 505
Site Special Features:   CAVHS is proud to be the recipient of the 2010 Robert W. Carey award for excellence. Our two-campus, tertiary-care, teaching hospital serves Arkansas and acts as a referral center for our sister VA Hospitals in surrounding states. Over 160 pharmacists and technicians provide pharmacy services to this 551-bed facility with over 1.2 million ambulatory care clinic visits per year. Pharmacists round with medicine, surgical, geriatric and cardiology teams and work in various outpatient clinics such as primary care, geriatrics, home care, infectious diseases, and women's health. Inpatient pharmacy services include decentralized unit dose and i.v. admixture that includes TPN and chemotherapy. CAVHS is physically connected to and has an academic affiliation with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Check more information on this facility.

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