Residency Listing

West Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Attn: Dept of Pharmacy
300 Veterans Blvd
Room 119
Big Spring, TX 79720
Code: 74062
NMS Code: 233913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Tyson Kubena, Pharm.D.
(432) 263-7361 x4836
Fax: (432) 264-4894
Director of Pharmacy: Larry K. Thompson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
432-263-7361 x7083
Fax: 432-264-4894
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 1/4/2019
Starting Date: 6/24/2019
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

This comprehensive program with a primary focus in ambulatory care consists of core learning experiences including primary care, anticoagulation, geriatrics, adult medicine, pharmacy management, inpatient/outpatient operations, and research. Various elective opportunities will be made available to complement resident interests. Upon completion, the resident will be a skilled clinical pharmacist capable of functioning autonomously and as an integral member of any interdisciplinary team, well-qualified to pursue PGY2 residency training and/or board certification.

Fringe Benefits:   

10 paid federal holidays, 13 days each of vacation and sick leave, health insurance, retirement packages, funding towards professional meeting attendance

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

U.S. citizenship, Pharm.D. degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy, licensure, academic transcript, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and two samples of written work (DI question or journal club).

Training Site Type: Ambulatory Care
Owner Affiliate: Federal Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 310
Non-Professional Staff: 274
Total Beds: 80
Average Daily Census: 7
Site Special Features:   

The West Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care System (WTVAHCS) offers a variety of medical services and consists of six facilities that collectively serve more than 17,000 veterans within this region. The George H. O'Brien, Jr. VAMC is at the core of WTVAHCS and is located in Big Spring, TX. Outlying community-based outpatient clinics specializing in primary care are strategically situated within Texas (including Abilene, Ft. Stockton, Midland/Odessa, San Angelo, Stamford) and Eastern New Mexico (Hobbs) to provide 53,000 square miles of service area.