Residency Listing

Phoenix VA Health Care System
650 East Indian School Road (119A)
Clinical Pharmacy Department
Phoenix, AZ 85012
http://www.phoenix.va.gov/careers/Pharmacy_Residencies.asp
Code: 81106
NMS Code: 145513
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
 
Residency Program Director: Gordana Milosevic, Pharm.D.
(602) 277-5551 x6278
Email: gordana.milosevic@va.gov
  
Director of Pharmacy: Shannon M. Mentzel, PharmD, BCPS
(602) 277-5551 6752
Fax: (602) 200-6288
Email: Shannon.Mentzel@va.gov
  
Program Contact: Gordana Milosevic, Pharm.D.
(602) 277-5551 x6278
Email: gordana.milosevic@va.gov
  
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12-month; General Practice
Number of Positions: 6
Application Deadline: 2019-01-01
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 42113
Interview Required: Yes
 
Residency Special Features:   This PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program develops the pharmacotherapy skills that will prepare a clinical pharmacist to provide medication management services in a variety of acute and ambulatory patient care settings. A 60 member clinical pharmacy team supports resident rotations and longitudinal learning experiences. Disease state management, patient education, and oral/written communication are emphasized. Residents will have opportunities to participate in other areas such as P&T committee meetings, pharmacoeconomics, medication use evaluations, drug information, drug literature evaluation, and completion of a drug monograph. A research project will be designed and implemented with the assistance of faculty members and will be utilized to impact practices on the department and/or facility. learning opportunities include internal medicine, primary care, critical care, specialty service clinics, mental health, geriatrics, infectious disease, anticoagulation, smoking cessation, management, and leadership seminars. This program is highly flexible and allows individual advancement based on personal motivation and ability, including the opportunity to co-precept PharmD students.
 
Fringe Benefits:   13 days paid leave/13 days paid sick leave, paid administrative leave for CE meetings, 10 paid holidays, lab coat provided, free parking, subsidized health insurance plan options.
 
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Licensure (any state). US citizenship. PharmD from an accredited college of pharmacy. Application, letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts, and three recommendation forms.
 
Training Site Type: Hospital based Ambulatory Care Clinic
Owner Affiliate: Federal Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 55
Non-Professional Staff: 39
Number of Medical Centers: 4
Total Beds: 293
Average Daily Census: 202
Site Special Features:   A modern VA medical center with ~40 clinical pharmacists providing direct patient care in a variety of settings including primary care, acute care, long-term care, and psychiatry. Teaching activities include medical residency programs in internal medicine, surgery, and most specialties. Pharmacy service provides clerkships for students from the University of Arizona. The Phoenix VAMC is an accredited provider of pharmacist CE and medical CME; educational opportunities include monthly pharmacy and medical conferences. Sunny Arizona offers year round opportunities including great weather, water sports, hiking, snow skiing, golf, arts, and University and professional sports.