The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC has 2 additional community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in Wenatchee, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This residency program will provide a variety of focus areas, and opportunities for experience in inpatient care, ambulatory care, home-based primary care, internal medicine, and other specialties. This residency program is affiliated with the WSU College of Pharmacy, where teaching opportunities and collaboration for research experience will be provided through the course of the residency.
Emphasis of this PGY1 residency program will be placed on ambulatory care pharmacy, where residents will be trained to manage patients for chronic disease outcomes as independent practitioners. Residents will be integral to multiple pharmacy services throughout the duration of their residency. This program is affiliated with the WSU College of Pharmacy, allowing for experience in didactic teaching, experiential learning, and provision of a teaching certificate upon successful completion of requirements
Application Information and Requirements
Our deadline for applications is January 10, 2021. All application materials must be in PhORCAS by this date
Letter of intent – please include career goals, your interests and reasons for pursuing residency training and why you believe the residency program at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center can help you achieve your professional goals
Transcripts – School of Pharmacy transcripts required.
Three letters of reference – completion of the PhORCAS Standardized Reference Form is required. Applicants should encourage reference writers to provide personal commentary when applicable. Separate letters of reference in addition to the PhORCAS Standardized Reference Form are not required.
Interview is required (likely virtual)
Core rotations at MGVAMC are designed to assist the resident in developing the necessary skills to be a competent clinical pharmacy practitioner. The first month of the residency is focused on orientation, administration, and operational pharmacy. Required clinical rotations are 7 weeks and electives are 5 weeks in duration. The resident also participates in longitudinal rotations of their major project, pharmacosafety/pharmacovigilance, and staffing.
Inpatient Acute Care, Outpatient, Administration, Long-Term/Palliative Care, Ambulatory Care
Residents may choose 2 elective learning opportunities to complete. Elective rotations are infectious disease, behavioral health, home-based primary care, academia (completed at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), ambulatory care II.
About Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and Washington State University offers an ASHP accredited postgraduate year-1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program. Residents will participate in structured learning experiences focused on the core functions of our pharmacy service to achieve challenging goals and objectives. Residents will have unique opportunities to provide direct patient care in a variety of settings and obtain a teaching certificate in coordination with the WSU College of Pharmacy.