Residency Listing

Birmingham VA Medical Center
700 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL 35233
Code: 51205
NMS Code: 173713
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: J. Andrew Carr, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID)
(205) 933-8101 6870
Fax: (205) 212-3147
Director of Pharmacy: Renee E. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
(205) 933-8101 x6164
Fax: (205) 558-7002
Program Contact:
J. Andrew Carr, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID)
(205) 933-8101 6870
Fax: (205) 212-3147
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 2019-01-08
Estimated Stipend: 43049
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Birmingham VA Medical Center offers comprehensive training to develop well-rounded, independent, competent clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Residents will be provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care, pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to any practice setting. Residents will also participate in ongoing service activities to expand clinical problem solving skills and their ability to work with others. Further, the goal is to prepare residents to precept students, prepare for BPS certification, pursue a PGY2 residency, and, in the future, function as a residency preceptor.
Fringe Benefits:   Ten paid government holidays, excellent health benefits, professional travel reimbursement, annual leave (vacation days), sick leave, administrative leave for professional meetings, personal office space and a comprehensive electronic medical library.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   U.S. citizenship, Doctor of Pharmacy degree, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, three references, pharmacy school transcript, and eligibility for licensure in any state.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Patients Enrolled: 60000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 80
Non-Professional Staff: 50
Number of Medical Centers: 10
Total Beds: 136
Average Daily Census: 110
Site Special Features:   The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a progressive teaching facility accredited by The Joint Commission and affiliated with the UAB School of Medicine. It serves as a referral center for Alabama and surrounding states to provide acute tertiary medical and surgical care, as well as numerous medical specialties, including Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Palliative, and Home Based Primary Care. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Birmingham VA Medical Center offers comprehensive training, with an emphasis on clinical pharmaceutical care, where residents are directly involved in patient care, as well as, pharmacy operations. Residents will also have ongoing teaching responsibilities to pharmacy students and hospital staff. Pharmacy residents will advance their knowledge and skills to become competent clinical practitioners through training in multiple required and elective rotations.