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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
4300 West 7th Street (119LR)
Little Rock, AR 72205
Code: 71200
NMS Code: 189713
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Angela D. Gordon, Pharm.D., BCPS
(501) 257-6364
Fax: (501) 257-6361
Director of Pharmacy: Tracy M. Mosby, Pharm.D., MBA
(501) 257-6340
Fax: (501) 257-6341
Program Contact: Angela D. Gordon, Pharm.D., BCPS
(501) 257-6364
Fax: (501) 257-6361
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 6
Application Deadline: 2020-01-03
Starting Date: 2020-06-22
Estimated Stipend: 41166
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CAVHS offers learning experiences in a wide variety of practice settings.  Core rotations include primary care, geriatrics, internal medicine, medication management, and critical care, as well as a concentrated experience in pharmacy administration.  Longitudinal rotations provide the resident with experience in Drug Information, Drug Policy Committees, and leadership as the Chief Resident.  The program offers a diverse array of elective options including cardiology, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship,  pain management, mental health,emergency department, and many others.  Residents will deliver a number of professional presentations throughout the year to a variety of healthcare professionals and will also develop and complete a practice-related project.   Residents are responsible for didactic and experiential teaching of pharmacy students and will receive their Teaching Certificate through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy.  Residents also have the opportunity to earn a Research Certificate through UAMS. The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
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Fringe Benefits:   Thirteen days each of vacation leave and sick leave, paid leave for approved professional meetings and ten paid holidays.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   CAVHS will accept residency applications through PhORCAS only.
Application requirements include:
1. Completed CAVHS Residency application form (include with supplemental documents):
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Official transcript from an ACPE accredited pharmacy program
4. Letter of intent
5. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (include with supplemental documents)
6. Three references using recommendations form in PhORCAS
7. Intern License (For states that have them) or Pharmacist License (Include with supplemental documents)
8. Pharm.D. degree or eligible for pharmacy licensure in one of the 50 United States (must be licensed within 90 days of start of residency.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: 100
Non-Professional Staff: 60
Total Beds: 551
Average Daily Census: 362
Site Special Features:   As a member of one of the world’s largest integrated health care systems, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is a tertiary care, teaching facility that serves as the primary health care provider for more than 88,000 Veterans in Arkansas and is a referral center for VA Medical Centers in surrounding states.   CAVHS is a busy health care center, logging over 1.2 million ambulatory care clinic visits each year. This includes satellite clinics in Searcy, Pine Bluff, Conway, Mena, El Dorado, Mountain Home, Hot Springs, and Russellville.
CAVHS provides healthcare services on two main campuses, the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital located near downtown Little Rock and the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center, located on the grounds of a retired Army Post known as Fort Roots, approximately 7 miles away in North Little Rock. CAVHS provides a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology.   General medicine, surgical, and emergency services are offered as well as many specialty areas.   The Medical Center has 280 operating hospital beds on both campuses as well as a 152-bed Community Living Center on the North Little Rock campus.  In addition, a 119-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Unit provides long-term rehabilitative care on the North Little Rock campus.  Both campuses have an inpatient and outpatient pharmacy.
CAVHS, Little Rock campus, is physically connected to and has an academic affiliation with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, home to the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy Service at CAVHS is progressive and growing.  We employ approximately 100 pharmacists in operations and clinical areas.  Clinical Pharmacists are an integral part of the treatment teams, serving medicine, critical care, surgical, geriatric, cardiology, emergency department, and infectious disease teams as well as practicing in various outpatient clinics including primary care, geriatrics, home care, psychiatry, integrated medicine, and hepatitis C.   Clinical pharmacy services are in high demand at this federal facility, giving us ample opportunity to develop innovative and advanced patient care practices in collaboration with the medical staff.

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