Residency Listing

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System
Department of Pharmacy
205 S. Enterprize Pkwy
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Code: 74059
NMS Code: 229313
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
 
Residency Program Director: Kendra Saxvik, Pharm. D.
(361) 939-6559
Fax: (361) 939-6664
Email: kendra.saxvik@va.gov
  
Director of Pharmacy: Chris Miller, Pharm.D., BCPP
(361) 939-6510 x62784
Fax: (361) 939-6581
Email: Christopher.Miller13@va.gov
  
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-04
Starting Date: 2019-06-25
Estimated Stipend: 41000
Interview Required: Yes
 
Residency Special Features:   This residency is a one year, full-time program that provides two residents an intensive experience in delivering comprehensive pharmaceutical care—with an expanded emphasis on mental health services—to the veteran population on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

The purpose of the residency program is to prepare the pharmacist clinician to obtain a position as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, or to continue residency training as a PGY-2 resident in a focused area of practice.

The VATVCBHCS currently has specialized residency training programs in the areas of ambulatory care, home based primary care/geriatrics, hematology/oncology, infectious disease and psychiatry. Various electives are available and will be chosen based on the residents interests. The resident frequently interacts with fellow residents through participation in journal club, case discussion sessions and Pharmacotherapy Conference.
 
Fringe Benefits:   Competitive salary plus paid sick leave, annual leave, and administrative leave available. Health insurance is available.
 
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   U.S. citizen, Pharm.D., eligible for Texas license. Selection based on professionalism, scholastic achievement, references, communications skills, and clinical practice interests.
 
Training Site Type: Government, Clinic
Owner Affiliate: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Site Special Features:   Our PGY1 residency has expanded emphasis on Mental Health. Our residents have opportunities to practice mental health in the outpatient setting, in the primary care setting, and also with our severely mentally ill through our Mental Health Intensive Case Management setting. Further, our residents establish independence throughout these rotations, and complete a longitudinal clinic in which they manage mental health patients. Our residents also receive a broad education in other pharmacy practices areas so as to be well rounded Clinical Pharmacy Specialists upon completion of our program.
Our clinical pharmacists are well integrated in all of our clinic locations across our system. Each of clinical pharmacy specialists operate under a Scope of Practice, and cover such areas as Primary Care, Anticoagulation, Neurology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care, amongst others. We offer our inpatient rotations through our contracted hospitals in Corpus Christi. Our residents will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge base from a wide variety of preceptors who are invested in our Veterans' and our residents success. We also offer a teaching certificate program, and the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students.
VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Care System Management Offices, VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Harlingen VA Outpatient Clinic, McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi VA Specialty Clinic, and Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic. VATVCBHCS serves approximately 40,000 unique patients with clinical and operational pharmacy services available at the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Harlingen VA Outpatient Clinic, McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic, and Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic. VATVCBHCS provides a broad spectrum of ambulatory services: Caregiver support program, former prisoner of war program, mental health, pharmacy, primary care, social work, specialty care (neurology, radiation, oncology, and audiology), and women's health. VAVCBHCS currently does not have an inpatient unit. All inpatient or acute care services are detailed to local contract hospitals, which the Residency Program also holds affiliation agreements with to provide inpatient experiences for our residents.