Residency Listing

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Code: 92099
NMS Code: 713863
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Accreditation Status: Accredited
 
Residency Program Director: Kelly O Robertson, Pharm.D.
(650) 858-3913
Fax: (650) 852-3444
Email: kelly.robertson@va.gov
  
Director of Pharmacy: Kelly O Robertson, Pharm.D.
(650) 858-3913
Fax: (650) 852-3444
Email: kelly.robertson@va.gov
  
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 1/1/2015
Starting Date: 7/13/2015
Estimated Stipend: 52709
Interview Required: Yes, on site
 
Residency Special Features:   This residency provides a foundation in all aspects of pharmacy administration and will foster confident and effective future pharmacy leaders in Program Management and Personnel Management. The program can be tailored to the individual resident, accounting for baseline skills and desired goals and outcomes. It provides exposure to national, regional, and local activities that support safe and effective evidence based medication use, performance improvement, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, human resource management, fiscal management, and effective use of automation/technology.
 
Fringe Benefits:   13 paid vacation and sick days, 10 federal holidays, health/life insurance, free parking, uniform/laundry service, paid days off to attend select conferences.
 
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   US Citizenship, Pharm.D. degree, pharmacist licensure, completion of PGY1 residency, and required application documents via PhORCAS (CV, letter of intent, application, transcript, letter of recommendation).
 
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Government (VA)
Model Type(s): Tertiary/Teaching/Research
Patients Enrolled: 80800
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 88
Non-Professional Staff: 60
Number of Medical Centers: 10
Total Beds: 896
Average Daily Census: 570
Site Special Features:   The main medical center is located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is a tertiary care/teaching/research facility for the nearby Stanford University School of Medicine and is affiliated with the University of the Pacific and other schools of pharmacy. It is rated the most complex VA in the country based of diversity of patient services and is one of the largest. The size and scope of services provided afford vast opportunities for pharmacists.