Residency Listing

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Boulevard (119)
Building 500, Room 6042
Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
Code: 92200
NMS Code: 196913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Amy Cangemi, Pharm.D.
(310) 478-3711 x41975
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 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 8
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 47005
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   VAGLAHS offers a diverse hospital residency program with emphasis on clinical pharmacy practice and teaching. Available rotations include acute care medicine, ambulatory care, cardiology, geriatrics, ID, long term care, critical care, neurology, oncology, PBM, psychiatry, SICU/TPN, as well as opportunities in research, quality assurance, and administration. Experiences for select elective rotations are offered at other divisions within GLA, including Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center and Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center. Residents have ongoing teaching responsibilities to students and staff. Each resident must complete and present a research project as part of the requirement for completion of the program.
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:   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 for VA
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. The VAGLAHS residency was established in 1952 and is considered one of the first postgraduate pharmacy programs in the nation. In 1963, it became one of the first ASHP-accredited residency programs. The Pharmacy Service offers various clinical services in acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and drug information to the facility. 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.