The Louis A. Johnson VA Healthcare System Pharmacy Practice Residency was developed to provide a postgraduate learning experience in preparation for a career in pharmaceutical care. This residency program will focus attention on effective communication and education skills, development of clinical pharmacy programs and services, cost-effective formulary management strategies, and safe medication use within a health care system. This training will build upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. Specifically, the resident will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring these outcome competencies: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education and training; and utilizing medical informatics.
This residency is a 12-month post-graduate year one program which will begin on July 6, 2021.
Drug Information / Teaching
Long term care / Community Living Center
Primary Care (PACT)
Home Based Primary Care
Any Required Rotation
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Medication Safety Subcommittee
Research and Development Committee or Infection Control Committee
About Louis A. Johnson VAMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is located on a 16-acre site adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Park and the West Virginia State Nursing Home in the city of Clarksburg, West Virginia. The facility was initially dedicated on December 7, 1950 and was enhanced with the clinical addition in 1989. Named after Louis A. Johnson, Secretary of Defense under President Truman, this medical center has been an active teaching facility since 1960 by participating in residency and academic affiliations with West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, Alderson-Broaddus College and other nearby institutions of higher education. As a teaching hospital, Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. In addition to the main facility, services are also provided at four community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC), which include Braxton County CBOC, Monongalia County CBOC, Tucker County CBOC and Wood County CBOC.
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as a leader in quality patient care, positive customer service, medical/allied health education, hea...lth-related research, and employment opportunities.
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center exists to serve the veteran through the delivery of timely quality care by employees who demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research, and the education of tomorrow's health care providers.