Residency Listing

Erie VA Medical Center
135 E. 38th Street
Erie, PA 16504
Code: 23900
NMS Code: 125113
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Margaret M. Chrymko, PHARM.D., FASHP
(814) 860-2458
Fax: (814) 860-2256
Director of Pharmacy: Matt Camera, Pharm.D.
(814) 860-2272
Program Contact: Amy Newell, PharmD
(814) 860-2496
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-05
Starting Date: 2019-06-24
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   FLEXIBLE, GOAL-ORIENTED program with opportunity to emphasize GERIATRICS, LONG-TERM CARE and AMBULATORY CARE. Rotations in ambulatory care, long-term care, acute care and experience in pharmacy practice management, performance improvement, medication use evaluation, drug policy development, local P&T Committee, teaching, writing and projects. Guidance from experienced pharmacists while the resident is encouraged to develop independence. Significant opportunities for patient contact. Access to national VA resources.
Fringe Benefits:   Health and life insurance, thirteen days paid vacation, thirteen days sick leave, educational leave for professional meetings, free parking.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm. D., licensure within 2 months of start date, U.S. citizenship, pre-employment physical/urine drug screen. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical exam, including negative drug test and all VA/federal employment requirements including background check. To apply, submit: curriculum vitae, transcripts, three references (no letters), VA application (VA Form 10-2850d available at and letter of intent. Letter of intent must include: why you want to do a residency at Erie VA, your areas of clinical interest, your 5 year career goals, how your APPE and work experience qualify you for this program and a specific example of how you have impacted patient care. Submit all materials through PhORCAS.
Training Site Type: Hospital/Ambulatory Care/Long Term Care
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, primary care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 19
Non-Professional Staff: 12
Number of Medical Centers: 5
Total Beds: 60
Average Daily Census: 45
Site Special Features:   Unit dose, IV AD, computer resources and electronic medical records at your desktop. A welcoming atmosphere and a facility where it is easy to get to know and interact with the staff. Satellite clinics. Affiliation with several Colleges of Pharmacy. Year-round outdoor recreational activities, 7 miles of sandy beach, small town atmosphere with big city amenities, five local colleges/universities.