Residency Listing

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
1310 24th Avenue South (119)
Nashville, TN 37212-2637
Code: 54600
NMS Code: 191013
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Jennifer R Bean, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
(615) 225-6997
Fax: (615) 873-8241
Director of Pharmacy: Diane D Shackelford, Pharm.D., MHA
(615) 873-6867
Fax: (615) 873-8241
Program Contact: Jennifer R Bean, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
(615) 225-6997
Fax: (615) 873-8241
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 8
Application Deadline: 12/31/2019
Starting Date: 6/17/2019
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Residents rotate through experiences at the two medical centers during the year and will develop the knowledge and skills required to become a competent clinical practitioner. Core rotations include ambulatory care, critical care, acute medicine, geriatrics, acute psychiatry, practice management, and pharmacy operations. Additionally, each resident has several months of elective rotations which may be a repeated core rotation or additional elective experience which can include cardiology, transplant, emergency medicine, pain management, stem cell transplant, infectious disease, etc. There are so many opportunities at VA TVHS, residents have the ability to focus on clinical pathways, including ambulatory care, geriatrics, psychiatry, or inpatient medicine. With over 50 Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, most of which are board-certified in their practice area, actively involved in national pharmacy organizations, and/or working to contribute to medical literature through publications/research, residents get the extraordinary ability to work with preceptors practicing at the top of their respective fields and see how our pharmacy services positively influence the health of the veterans we care for. In addition to the 8 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency positions, VA TVHS offers 2 Ambulatory Care PGY2 positions, 2 Psychiatry PGY2 positions, 2 Pain Management PGY2 position, and 1 Cardiology PGY2 position.

Fringe Benefits:   Healthcare insurance, optional dental and vision insurance plans, 13 vacation days, 10 paid holidays, sick leave, and administrative leave for professional meetings
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Eligibility for licensure in the United States, U.S. citizenship, Pharm.D. degree, curriculum vitae, official college of pharmacy transcript, three formal letters of recommendation (preferably from clinical preceptors), letter of intent, and an interview.
Training Site Type: Hospital/Health System
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching
Patients Enrolled: 74464
Professional Staff: 70
Non-Professional Staff: 44
Total Beds: 631
Average Daily Census: 500
Site Special Features:   

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is an integrated system comprised of two medical centers in Nashville, TN, and Murfreesboro, TN, in addition to many community-based outpatient clinics located throughout middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. The system is affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College as well as several schools of pharmacy, including the University of Tennessee, Samford University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University and Union University. Between the two medical center campuses, there is an extensive range of medical and clinical pharmacy services that allows for the optimal training and teaching environment.