Residency Listing

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Pharmacy 13-119, 3601 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85723-0002
Code: 81150
NMS Code: 196713
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Stephanie J Davis, Pharm.D.
(520) 792-1450 x2036
Fax: (520) 629-4700
Director of Pharmacy: Kristina R. De Los Santos
(520) 247-7441
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 8
Application Deadline:


Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Comprehensive residency includes experience in acute care medicine, primary care, geriatrics, critical care, anticoagulation, surgery/nutritional support, mental health, cardiology, oncology, medical subspecialty clinics, practice management, MUE, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities, administration, drug literature evaluation, drug policy development, teaching, research, and enhancing presentation and communication skills. Three months of elective experience are available.

Fringe Benefits:   Paid sick leave and 13 vacation days during residency. Health insurance options available. Excellent weather year round.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

In addition to the PhORCAS application standard requirements, there are additional requirements for SAVAHCS that reference writers must complete. Each reference writer must provide comments for a minimum of 10 of the "Characteristics Evaluated" on the PhORCAS Standardized Reference form PLUS either complete the first three narrative comments on the PhORCAS form OR provide a traditional letter of reference that addresses the areas listed in the narrative questions. These additional requirements must be communicated by the applicant to their references. Please refer to the SAVAHCS PGY1 program website for further information.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Patients Enrolled: 50000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 75
Non-Professional Staff: 43
Total Beds: 300
Average Daily Census: 142
Site Special Features:   Affiliation with the University of Arizona provides an educational environment. Pharmacy is highly automated, including robotic pharmacy. Residents are integrated into clinical teaching of medical students. Clinical services of pharmacists are well established and accepted. Interdisciplinary team training offers unique learning experience. The medical center is a tertiary referral hospital for Arizona.