Residency Listing

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
Department of Pharmacy(119)
Castle Point Campus 41 Castle Point Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Code: 22016
NMS Code: 135013
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Rita Bodine, Pharm.D.
(914) 737-4400 X3169
Director of Pharmacy: Robert Lana, Pharm.D.
(914) 737-4400 3166
Fax: (914) 788-4820
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-08
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 47567
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The post-graduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at the VA HVHCS is designed to allow development of the PGY1 pharmacy resident into a clinical practitioner, who will contribute to positive outcomes in the practice of pharmacy. The program is a comprehensive, multi-site, healthcare system-based, 12-month (July 1 - June 30) post-graduate residency. PGY1 pharmacy residents completing the program will have the ability to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered, pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills. In accordance with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standards, the goals of the program are to train pharmacists to develop the skills necessary to ensure optimal delivery of drug therapy to a wide range of patients, function competently and in partnership with other providers, investigate therapeutic problems in a scientific manner, become leaders in the medication use process, analyze and disseminate drug information to healthcare professionals and patients, and teach at an appropriate level.
The program offers comprehensive training with exposure to direct patient care in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Areas of focus in ambulatory care, although not limited to, include anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and patient compliance. Other key practice areas include long-term care, home-based primary care, infectious disease, inpatient and outpatient staffing, and pharmacy administration. In addition, the program is designed to provide PGY1 pharmacy residents with effective communication skills, foster development of clinical pharmacy programs and services, and appreciate cost-effective formulary management strategies. PGY1 pharmacy residents will develop professional maturity through demonstrating leadership and practice management skills, evaluating their own performance in the program, and educating patients and providers. The program integrates PGY1 pharmacy residents into the medication use process so that they develop a firm understanding of the clinical, distributive, and administrative aspects of the pharmacy profession.
Fringe Benefits:   PGY1 pharmacy residents receive 13 annual leave and 13 sick days, 10 federal holidays, subsidized health insurance, and vision/dental benefits. Funds may be available to attend national and regional pharmacy conferences (i.e. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residents/Preceptors Conference).
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   The applicant must be a US citizen (a requirement to be employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs) and be a graduate or candidate for graduation of an American Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. The applicant shall be licensed or eligible for licensure in any state. Application materials should be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applicants must provide: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, Official college transcripts (College of Pharmacy), 3 references (PhORCAS standardized reference form is sufficient), and Proof of US citizenship (i.e. birth certificate, passport)
Training Site Type: Hospital, Long-Term Care, Ambulatory Care
Model Type(s): Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Site Special Features:   Consisting of two main campuses and a host of community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), VA HVHCS services 28,000 Hudson Valley veterans annually and is dedicated to providing a wide range of services, including medical, psychiatric, and extended care. The northern facility of VA HVHCS, the Castle Point Campus, is located on the scenic banks of the Hudson River, just 65 miles north of New York City. A wide range of medical services, intermediate medicine, rehabilitation medicine, same-day surgery, and primary care are available at this facility. Various specialty care services as well as outpatient mental health services are also available. The southern facility of VA HVHCS, the FDR Montrose Campus, is located in northern Westchester County just 38 miles north of New York City. The FDR Montrose campus provides services for acute and chronic mental health and extended care to a large geriatric population. Three residential programs specialize in recovery from substance abuse, PTSD, and homelessness. Outpatient services includes primary care, mental health, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and women's health clinics.