Residency Listing

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue (119)
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Code: 92320
NMS Code: 191213
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Catherine S Hong, Pharm.D., BCCCP
(650) 493-5000 ext 62568
Fax: (650) 852-3444
Director of Pharmacy: Kelly O Robertson, Pharm.D.
(650) 858-3913
Fax: (650) 852-3444
Program Contact: Catherine S Hong, Pharm.D., BCCCP
(650) 493-5000 ext 62568
Fax: (650) 852-3444
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 7
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date: 6/25/2019
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Core learning experiences include ambulatory care (primary care and disease management), internal medicine, geriatrics, formulary and medication safety management, leadership, and either critical care or infectious diseases. A wide array of elective rotations are available including pharmacoeconomics, specialty ambulatory care clinic, infectious diseases, critical care, psychiatry, emergency medicine, IV room, oncology, and polytrauma/spinal cord injury. Other activities include ACLS certification, P&T committee, educational presentations, serving as preceptor for Pharm.D. students, managed care, and management/research. Emphasis is placed on quality improvement projects with a focus on economics, epidemiology, outcomes analysis, or health-care policy.

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, PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, intern or pharmacist licensure, and required application documents via PhORCAS (current CV, letter of intent, application, transcript, 3 letters of recommendation). One of the reference writers must be a clinical rotation preceptor. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their recommendation.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate:


Model Type(s):


Patients Enrolled:


Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 88
Non-Professional Staff: 60
Number of Medical Centers:


Total Beds:


Average Daily Census:


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.