Residency Listing

Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Code: 37300
NMS Code: 151613
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Bonnie K. Balderose, Pharm.D., MHA
Fax: 843-789-6045
Director of Pharmacy: Sharon S Castle, Pharm.D., BCPS
(843) 789-7339
Fax: (843) 789-6290
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 5
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   This PGY1 pharmacy residency is a 12-month residency program designed to develop the resident’s skills and competency in providing patient-centered care as part of multi-disciplinary primary care, specialty care, and inpatient teams. The residency program includes rotations in clinical pharmacist-run anticoagulation, pharmacotherapy, cardiovascular risk reduction, and anemia clinics in the ambulatory care setting. Inpatient rotations in adult medicine, critical care, geriatrics, and medication reconciliation are also included. A more specialized level of experience is provided through elective rotations in endocrinology/DM teaching, rheumatology, HIV/infectious diseases, cardiology, neurology and pain clinics. Inpatient electives in geriatrics, adult medicine, critical care, chemotherapy patient safety, and parenteral nutrition are also available. All rotations have a clinical pharmacist preceptor with an active practice in the specified area. All residents participate in Pharm.D. student instruction, medication use evaluation, journal club, and clinical research project.
Fringe Benefits:   Paid vacation and sick leave (4 hours every 2 weeks), health and life insurance available.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm.D. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, U.S. citizenship, application , letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and 3 letters of reference.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 48
Non-Professional Staff: 20
Total Beds: 118
Average Daily Census: 93
Site Special Features:   Charleston is a beautifully preserved historic city on the South Carolina coast. The VA Medical Center is a teaching and research institution affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina. We are a training site for health professionals of many disciplines. We provide clinical rotation sites for pharmacy students from the SC College of Pharmacy, MUSC and USC Campuses, South University College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, University of GA, and University of Florida.