Residency Listing

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209-1639
Code: 37201
NMS Code: *147013,147021
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Eric F. Sanderson, Pharm.D.
(803) 776-4000 7041
Fax: (803) 695-6862
Director of Pharmacy: Mary L Bush
(803) 776-4000 7222
Fax: (803) 695-6862
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 2019-01-03
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 41000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Dorn VA) in Columbia, SC is a hospital-based, 12-month residency. This residency program offers comprehensive training with emphasis on pharmacotherapy management and key practice areas that include primary care, internal medicine, critical care, inpatient and outpatient staffing, practice management, informatics, and specialty areas of practice. Additional practice components include pharmacy-run clinics, formulary management, drug-use policy development, clinical interventions, research, adverse drug reaction and medication error reporting, medication use evaluation, and participation in Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) and other multidisciplinary committee meetings.

Residents also have ongoing teaching responsibilities to patients, pharmacy students and staff, and hospital staff and will provide in-services to the pharmacy, medical and nursing staff, teach patient education classes on topics such as diabetes, hypertension, and COPD, and teach didactic lectures at area colleges of pharmacy. Residents are required to participate in the Clinical Teaching Certificate program provided by an affiliated College of Pharmacy which is a longitudinal experience where a resident receives a teaching certificate upon completion.

Residents are required to prepare a major project, from which they will write an article suitable for publication. This project will also be formally presented at a regional residency conference as well as at a local and/or national conference as a poster.

The start date is approximately July 1st but the exact date is determined each year. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical exam, including negative drug test. Applicants must meet requirements for federal employment, such as US citizenship. Residents are required to obtain a pharmacist’s license in any state within 90 days of the residency start date but it is highly recommended that licensure be obtained prior to starting the residency.
The program also has PGY2 residencies in Ambulatory Care, Informatics, and Psychiatry.
Fringe Benefits:   Benefits include health insurance, free lab coats and scrubs, 2 weeks of sick leave, 2 weeks of annual leave (vacation), holidays, and free on-site parking.  Funding for travel to Midyear and a regional residency research conference is available.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   All applicants shall possess the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy, must be a U.S Citizen, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the United States.
Training Site Type: Hospital-Based Primary Care Clinic
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching
Patients Enrolled: 80000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 125
Non-Professional Staff: 16
Number of Medical Centers: 8
Total Beds: 203
Average Daily Census: 137
Site Special Features:   The Dorn VA is a teaching hospital, which provides comprehensive health care to more than 80,000 veterans across the state of South Carolina. In addition to the main hospital, there are 7 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) throughout the state. The hospital is affiliated with the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine, which shares its campus with the hospital. The Pharmacy Service has affiliations with Colleges of Pharmacy at USC, South University, and Presbyterian College.
The Dorn VA is a 203 bed facility with an average daily census of 137. Almost 950,000 outpatient visits were conducted in 2018. Four long-term care units and one hospice unit are operated within the hospital and the hospital also provides cardiac services, oncology services, psychiatric services, substance abuse treatment, and many types of surgery.