Columbus VA PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacy practitioners who are responsible for medication-related care for patients with a range of wide range of conditions and are eligible for board certification and postgraduate second-year (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Pharmacists who complete a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Columbus VA will be competent, effective and safe practitioners providing expert pharmaceutical care to adult veteran patients.
About our Program
The Columbus VA offers an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Residents can receive training in various direct patient care and disease state management clinics, including Anticoagulation, Comprehensive Pharmacy Medication Management (CMM), also known as our Patient-Friendly Care Team clinics (PACT) and Home Based Primary Care.
Specialty rotations, including Hematology/Oncology and Behavioral Health, provide residents with a unique opportunity to work in a focused, pharmacist-led clinic, administering oral chemotherapy or prescribing mental health medications to clinic-enrolled patients of mental health pharmacy.
Residents will also spend time in the counseling and dispensing area of the main outpatient pharmacy. In addition to providing pharmaceutical care, residents will participate in answering drug information questions, providing staff education, and completing research, quality improvements, and/or a system redesign project.
Residents are involved in P&T meetings, drug utilization assessments, and pharmacy informatics through the drug policy rotation and also complete an administration rotation with the Chief of Pharmacy.
Residents will gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for Pharm.D. students from various accredited colleges of pharmacy.