Residency Listing

VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS)
2615 E. Clinton Avenue (119)
Fresno, CA 93703
Code: 92037
NMS Code: 188813
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Kori E. Malepsy, Pharm.D., BCPS
(559) 241-6490
Fax: (559) 241-6496
Director of Pharmacy: Christopher Lambert, B.Pharm
(559) 225-6100 5119
Fax: (559) 241-6496
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-01
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The VACCHCS PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides a comprehensive year of education and experience across the spectrum of care. Residents serve the veteran population in ambulatory, acute, and long-term care settings. The program also places emphasis on experiences in leadership, practice management, and teaching. Residents participate in formulary and medication-use management, medication safety, performance improvement, precepting of students, and teaching of patients and health professionals. Their experiences, mentorship, and preceptorship are individualized. Required core rotations include: Inpatient/Outpatient Pharmacy, Acute Care Internal Medicine I and II, Ambulatory Care I and II (in pharmacist-run clinics), and Practice Management. Ambulatory Care I rotation occurs in Primary Care and Women’s Health Clinics, whereas Ambulatory Care II is in selected specialty clinics. The specialty clinics may include Anticoagulation, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes/Endocrine, Pain Management and Whole Health, Psychiatry and its associated clinics, Pulmonary, and Tobacco Cessation. Required longitudinal rotations include: Ambulatory Care, Major Residency Project, Project Management and Leadership Development, and Staffing (inpatient). Elective opportunities are diverse and may include: Academic Detailing, Emergency Department, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Managed Care, Oncology, Pharmacy Customer Care Center, and Psychiatry (inpatient and/or outpatient focus).
Fringe Benefits:   Federal health benefits and life insurance available, education and travel allowances, 13 days of paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, and 10 paid federal holidays.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Requirements include: United States Citizenship, graduation from a school or college of pharmacy that is accredited (ACPE), pharmacist licensure in any state obtained by Oct 1 of the residency year, and an application submitted via PhORCAS. Applications must include a letter of intent, CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. At least one letter of recommendation should come from a preceptor with whom the applicant had a clinical rotation.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Government for VA
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 42
Non-Professional Staff: 31
Number of Medical Centers: 1
Total Beds: 111
Average Daily Census: 96
Site Special Features:   VACCHCS is located within the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. It offers a full range of patient care services with state of the art technology, within a progressive training environment where pharmacists may prescribe medications, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and place consults within a scope of practice. Pharmacists are a valued member of the health care team. Incorporated throughout the health care system, they cover inpatient central/IV (24 hours) and decentral (57 beds), outpatient, call center, ambulatory care (primary and specialty clinics), and long-term care (54 beds) areas. Services are supported with a fully integrated computerized patient record system and readily available drug information resources. VACCHCS is a teaching facility for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Fresno, School of Medicine residency program and is affiliated with UCSF, University of Pacific, and other schools of pharmacy. This provides excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary education as well as precepting. Additionally, practicing within the VA allows for professional development, continuing education, and networking opportunities on local, regional, and national levels.