Residency Listing

VA Puget Sound Health Care System Medical Center
1660 S. Columbian Way (S-119)
Seattle, WA 98108
Code: 95300
NMS Code: 191813
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Cassandra Song, Pharm.D.
(206) 277-5729
Fax: (206) 764-2577
Director of Pharmacy: Eric P. Chantelois, RPh
(206) 277-1412
Fax: (206) 764-2577
Program Contact: Salamasina Porter
(206) 277-764-2043
Fax: (206) 764-2577
Cassandra Song, Pharm.D.
(206) 277-5729
Fax: (206) 764-2577
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 7
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
Starting Date: 6/24/2019
Estimated Stipend: 45040
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The VA Puget Sound PGY1 pharmacy practice residency provides residents with a range of clinical, administrative, and educational training experiences. Learning activities are structured with flexibility to accommodate specific interests of the resident. Core clinical rotations include Primary Care Clinic (Ambulatory Care), Medical Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education (Ambulatory Care), General Internal Medicine, Surgical or Medical Intensive Care Unit, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Pharmacy Management, Outpatient Pharmacy/Formulary Management. Residents will also be provided with the opportunity to select three longitudinal rotations in Ambulatory Care Clinic Administration, Anticoagulation, Cardiology, Geriatrics, Hepatology, Nephrology, or Pharmacy Practice Administration. Additional activities for this residency include: a research or quality improvement project, an abstract and poster presentation of project results at the ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting, a presentation of project results at the Western States Conference, and twelve staffing weekends.

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Fringe Benefits:   

Thirteen paid days of both annual and sick leave accrued over the course of the year, 10 paid holidays, professional leave, healthcare/dental/vision benefits, and dual appointment (pharmacist wages for staffing weekends when eligible for dual appointment). As part of this residency, you will attain the title of clinical instructor for University of Washington School of Pharmacy and be provided opportunities to precept/teach PharmD students as well as earn a teaching certificate.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

United States citizenship; PhORCAS application: application, letter of intent, verified pharmacy school academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (letters should be from pharmacy employers, faculty members, and/or preceptors, at least one letter must from a pharmacy faculty member); PhORCAS supplemental documents (VA form 10-2850d "Application for Health Professions Trainees" This form is available at

Training Site Type: Federal
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 106
Non-Professional Staff: 65
Total Beds: 421
Average Daily Census: 318
Site Special Features:   

This VA is a tertiary care, 1A facility for all veterans in Washington, Alaska, and Northern Idaho. It is a teaching, research, and clinical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine. The facility includes outpatient, inpatient, and extended-care settings. It has the 6th largest research program in the Department of Veterans Affairs with over 580 active research projects and $38 million average research expenditures.