Residency Listing

VA Northern California Health Care System
10535 Hospital Way
Pharmacy Services (119)
Mather, CA 95655
Code: 92422
NMS Code: *208113,208121
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Richard M. Martinez, Pharm.D.
(916) 843-7296
Fax: (916) 843-9025
Director of Pharmacy: Julio R Lopez, Pharm.D.
(925) 372-2526
Fax: (925) 372-2169
Program Contact: Richard M. Martinez, Pharm.D.
(916) 843-7296
Fax: (916) 843-9025
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: 2019-01-02
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 50141
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   * NMS Code 208113 - Martinez; NMS Code 208121 - Sacramento; The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) PGY1 pharmacy residency program provides residents with opportunities to practice in an innovative and progressive pharmacy environment. This flexible residency program incorporates clinical services, teaching, administration, research, and drug distribution. The program has four PGY1 pharmacy residency positions – all four residents are focused in ambulatory care. Of these four positions, two residents are located in Sacramento and two residents are located in Martinez. All residents complete rotations throughout the health system. Schedules are tailored to each induvial resident's career goals. All four PGY1 residents complete the same required, core rotations. Required rotations include two blocks of ambulatory care, one block of inpatient internal medicine, one block of pharmacy operations, one block of administration/ pharmacoeconomics, and one block of drug information. Elective rotations include: emergency department, infectious diseases, outpatient mental health, and academic detailing. Residents may mentor or precept APPE students from UCSF, UOP and Touro. Residents must complete a quality improvement or research project, presented at the Western States Conference in San Diego.
Fringe Benefits:   Health care benefits available; 13 days of annual leave (vacation) and 13 days of sick leave; 10 paid federal holidays; educational leave allowances for participation in professional activities/conferences
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Please review residency website for more information. All applicants must meet requirements for federal employment and must hold United States citizenship. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree at the start of the residency year (July 1st). Applicants must obtain pharmacist licensure by October 1st of the residency year. Curriculum vitae should include details of rotation activities, including future rotations, and teaching or community service activities. At least one of the three letters of recommendation must be from a preceptor with whom the applicant has had a clinical rotation. All application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS. Required supplemental information in PhORCAS includes our (1) VA Northern California Application Cover Sheet and (2) VA Form 10-2850D. Copies of these forms are available on our residency website. Be sure to indicate the PGY1 residency program(s) you are applying to: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with focus in ambulatory care located in Martinez– NMS Code 208113; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with focus in ambulatory care located in Sacramento -NMS Code 208121.
Training Site Type: VA Health System
Owner Affiliate: Government, Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Integrated health care system
Patients Enrolled: 80000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 70
Non-Professional Staff: 45
Number of Medical Centers: 10
Site Special Features:   The VA Northern California Health Care System is comprised of a 60-bed medical center in Sacramento, a 120-bed Community Living Center (rehabilitation and extended care facility) in Martinez, and 10 outpatient clinics. VANCHCS serves an area covering 17 counties, more than 40, 000 square miles and over 377,700 veterans. VANCHCS is part of the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21). The Martinez campus is located 30 miles northeast of San Francisco and the Sacramento (Mather) campus is located 20 minutes east of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Outpatient clinics are located in Yreka, Redding, Chico, Yuba City, Sacramento (Mather and McClellan), Fairfield, Mare Island, Martinez, and Oakland. Academic affiliation with U.C. Davis and an active research program are integral to VANCHCS. VANCHCS has clinical pharmacists at nine of ten outpatient clinics to assist with continuity of care and pharmaceutical care issues.