Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Pharmacy Residency Program
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program:
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) PGY1 residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). We have graduated over 70 PGY1 residents since 1995. This one year program accepts four residents each year to begin at the beginning of July through the end of the following June.
The purpose of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy 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. This is achieved by numerous challenging and quality rotations precepted by Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in many different practices settings. On rotation the residents is a valued member of the health care and/or leadership team. With completion of this program a resident will have had strong experiences in Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, and Administration/Practice Management. Numerous electives are available for personalization of the residency. Finally, each resident will complete a teaching certificate through the James L. Winkle University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.
PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program:
Cincinnati VA Medical Center PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program was ASHP accredited in 2016 and provides a setting where residents can learn to work within an interdisciplinary team to assist with patient care. Residents will be exposed to veterans with a wide variety of disease states including (but not limited to) PTSD, substance abuse, depressive disorders, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorders. The program is designed to develop a resident’s knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management through patient interviews, medication groups, and working with the teams in the various practice settings. The goal of this program is to prepare the resident to independently practice as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist in either an academic or non-academic psychiatric setting.