Residency Listing

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Blvd (119)
Building 500, Room 6042
Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
Code: 92094
NMS Code: 703883
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, BCPS
(310) 478-3711 40384
Fax: (310) 268-4611
Director of Pharmacy: Frank Bertone, Pharm.D., BCPS
(310) 268-3492
Program Contact: Amy Cangemi, Pharm.D.
(310) 478-3711 x41975
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 50922
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The PGY2 pharmacy residency in neurology at VAGLAHS is the only ASHP-accredited neurology specialty residency for pharmacists in the nation. This specialty residency provides comprehensive experience in neurology pharmacy practice. Neurology is a specialty of particular interest for pharmacists within the VA system due to the increasing population of veterans with traumatic brain injury as well as to the growing number of Centers of Excellence in Epilepsy, and in Parkinson's Disease at VA medical centers which require the expertise of neurology pharmacists. The resident is expected to gain clinical competency in the above as well as in other neurology domains and neurology-related disciplines. The resident will have ongoing teaching responsibilities to students and staff. The resident must complete and present a research project as part of the requirement for completion of the program. In addition to neurology training, the PGY2 neurology pharmacy resident is expected to take the certification exam to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Fringe Benefits:   

Thirteen paid days of both annual and sick leave accrued over the course of the year, 10 paid holidays, professional leave, healthcare benefits, free parking

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   ASHP accredited PGY1 residency, United States citizenship, PhORCAS™ application (application, letter of intent, academic transcript, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation), PhORCAS™ supplemental documents (VAGLA Application, OF306)
Training Site Type: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Long-term care
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 110
Non-Professional Staff: 57
Number of Medical Centers: 14
Total Beds: 964
Average Daily Census: 660
Site Special Features:   

One of the largest VA medical centers in the nation, the VAGLAHS offers opportunities to participate in the most recent treatment options and research. It hosts an Epilepsy Center of Excellence and a Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center. Established academic affiliations with USC, UCSF, UOP, and Western University schools of pharmacy, as well as with the UCLA School of Medicine exist. Appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the USC School of Pharmacy is offered through an optional teaching certificate program.