Residency Listing

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System-Bay Pines
10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Code: 33100
NMS Code: *186713,186721,186723
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Victoria L. Koenig, Pharm.D., BCPS
(727) 398-6661 14978
Director of Pharmacy: Gary L. Wilson, Pharm.D.
(727) 398-6661 ext.15631
Fax: (727) 398-9506
Program Contact: Carolyn Combs, Pharm.D., M.B.A, BCPS
(727) 398-6661 x15631
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 5
Application Deadline:


Starting Date: 6/24/19
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

*NMS Code 186713 - acute care elective track; NMS Code 186721 - ambulatory care elective track; and NMS Code 186723 - pharmacy operations elective track. This PGY1 pharmacy residency at Bay Pines VAHCS offers comprehensive training in clinical pharmacy services, education, research, and advanced automated drug distribution systems. Extended rotations emphasize Internal Medicine and Primary Care. The acute care elective track offers an extended rotation in Critical Care, the ambulatory care elective track offers extended rotations in various primary care clinics, and the pharmacy operations elective track offers extended rotations in pharmacy management. Elective rotations for both tracks include Infectious Disease, Surgery, Oncology, Long Term Care, Mental Health, and various other clinics throughout the healthcare system. This program is affiliated with twelve colleges of pharmacy and offers a wide variety of student training activities. Experiences include, but are not limited to, practice based projects, MUE, newsletter, staff development lectures, pharmacy staffing, pharmacokinetic monitoring, participation in P&T and other multidisciplinary committees, ACLS certification, and ambulatory care clinics (Anticoagulation, Pharmaceutical Care, Infectious Disease, to name a few).

Fringe Benefits:   

Ten paid holidays, health benefits, professional travel reimbursement as available, sick leave, administrative leave for professional meetings, annual leave, office space, and onsite medical library.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Pharm.D. degree and U.S. citizenship. Must submit applications through PhORCAS. Must indicate within letter of intent which elective track(s) you are interested in applying to (NMS Code 186713 - acute care elective track; NMS Code 186721 - ambulatory care elective track; and NMS Code 186723 - pharmacy operations elective track).

Training Site Type: Hospital, Ambulatory Clinics, and Long-term Care
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 97
Non-Professional Staff: 43
Total Beds: 397
Average Daily Census: 325
Site Special Features:   

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has been providing care since 1933. The health care complex sits in a "paradise like semi-tropical setting" on the edge of Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Overall, more than 3,000 veterans per day receive health care services at Bay Pines, the Fort Myers Outpatient clinic, and our associated community based outpatient clinics. Bay Pines VAHCS provides comprehensive medical care including acute medical, surgical, and psychiatric care as well as extended medical and psychiatric care, rehabilitative inpatient care, and outpatient care. In addition, Bay Pines VAHCS supervises a community nursing home care program that is one of the largest in the VA system. The facility also operates seven community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) and a state nursing home. Bay Pines offers medical residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Associated Health Training is offered in nursing, psychology, audiology, dental, dietetics, and pharmacy. Training is also provided to over 700 medical students, nursing, and associated health trainees annually. In 2007, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System received full accreditation from the Joint Commission in our hospital, long term care, home care, and mental health programs. Bay Pines VAHCS also received a Level 2 accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers; we are the first VA site in our region to receive level 2 accreditation. Bay Pines VAHCS also is the first VA site in the state of Florida to receive stroke certification.