PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The goal of the ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Stratton VAMC is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue rational drug therapy and provide pharmaceutical care in a multi-disciplinary healthcare setting. The residency program offers resident exposure into multiple settings, but largely focuses on providing ambulatory care services.
Duration: 12 months
Starting Date: June 2021
Number of Positions: 3
Interview Required: Yes
Type of Institution: VA Medical Center (inpatient and outpatient hospital)
Site type: Teaching
Patients Enrolled: 25,000
Total Beds: 150
Outpatient (3 weeks)
Transitional Care (2 weeks with staffing every 3rd Saturday)
Primary care (two 6-7-week rotations)
Core rotation (resident selected)
Community Living Center
Pharmacoeconomics/Academic Detailing (spread over 4 weeks)
Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring
Anticoagulation (+/- heart failure)
Additional primary care rotations
Optional teaching certificate program through Albany College of Pharmacy
The Stratton VA Medical Center has eleven community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Bainbridge, Catskill, Clifton Park, Fonda, Glens Falls, Kingston, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Troy, and Westport, New York. These clinics offer residents the opportunity to work with a vast array of patient populations including rural, urban, and geographically isolated patients. There is also a Community Living Center located within the medical center providing long term care for elderly and disabled veterans. Residents have the opportunity to take on a panel of long term care patients whom they follow throughout the year.
The Stratton VA is affiliated with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, which offers an optional Teaching and Learning Program. This program allows residents to prepare a lecture for a course at the college and obtain a Teaching and Learning certificate.
The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center is located in Albany, NY, the Capital of New York State. Albany is less than a 3 hour drive or train ride from Boston, MA to the east and New York City to the south. Albany is bordered by the Hudson Valley region, the Adirondack mountains, and the Berkshire mountains. This unique location boasts a variety of cultural, historical, and outdoor activities close by.
Apply through PhORCAS
Letter of intent
Official college transcript
3 letters of recommendation (at least 1 APPE preceptor and 1 past/current employer)
Supplemental questionnaire which can be accessed from ASHP residency listing
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About Stratton VA Medical Center
The Samuel S. Stratton VAMC is a 150 bed tertiary care facility located in the heart of New York’s capitol. Along with 11 community based outpatient clinics, this institution works to provide comprehensive healthcare to more than 25,000 Veterans each year. The VA medical center provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient services, including services for those residing in our community living center (CLC). The Stratton VAMC is dedicated to teaching and educating future healthcare professionals, and maintains affiliations with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) and Albany Medical College. This allows for a variety of didactic teaching and precepting opportunities that can be tailored to the resident’s clinical interests.