Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program was accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists in 1995. We have graduated over one hundred and fifty residents. JBVAMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a one year training program that begins the first of July and continues through to the end of June the following year. The mission/purpose of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 resident will be provided a challenging environment in order to develop as a skilled practitioner dedicated to the patient and committed to the provision of quality pharmaceutical care. Through example, the resident will serve as a leader in education and promote excellence in the profession of pharmacy. During this year, the program combines both practical experience, as well as didactic instruction through presentations and projects. This will enable the resident to become a confident and competent practitioner. The resident will work as an integral part of the Pharmacy Service, participating in patient care, departmental and hospital committees, and aid in the development of department policies. The resident will also play an active role in the education and training of pharmacy students and will have the opportunity to participate in the Residency Teaching Certificate Program supported by the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.
PGY2 Health- System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program:
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program was ASHP accredited in 2009 and provides residents with a broad range of experience in pharmacy management and leadership practice under the coordination of a proven pharmacy management team. The Residency Director is the Chief of Pharmacy. The primary mission of the residency is to develop leadership and management skills and provide a cadre of qualified future leaders and managers as part of succession planning. An integral part of the training will be accomplished by a mentoring/mentee relationship between the resident and the Chief of Pharmacy. The training will be hands on experiential learning. Emphasis will be on the adult learning model and development of self-assessment by the resident with guidance and constructive, frequent feedback from the Chief of Pharmacy.
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency Program was ASHP accredited in 2014 and provides the resident with a well-rounded experience in Infectious Disease with an emphasis on HIV care. The core rotations strengthen infectious disease fundamentals while accommodating for individual experiences and specific areas of interest. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in infectious disease. In addition, the resident will gain experience through teaching, research, and involvement in our Antimicrobial Stewardship program. The goal of this residency program is to develop pharmacy practitioners with the skills necessary to work as part of a multi-disciplinary infectious disease team.
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program:
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center PGY2 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.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Milica Jovic, Pharm.D., BCACP Residency Program Director Address: 820 South Damen (119) Chicago, IL 60612 Pager: (312) 386-0219 email: Milica.Jovic@va.gov
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program
Richard Rooney, Pharm.D. Chief of Pharmacy PGY-2 Residency Program Director Address: 820 South Damen (119) Chicago, IL 60612 Office:(312) 569-7103 email: Richard.Rooney@va.gov
PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency Program
Andrea Beshalske, Pharm.D., BCIDP PGY2 Residency Program Director Address: 820 South Damen (119) Chicago, IL 60612 email: Andrea.Beshalske@va.gov
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Anuja Vallabh, Pharm.D., BCPP PGY-2 Residency Program Director Address: 820 South Damen (119) Chicago, IL 60612 email: Anuja.Vallabh2@va.gov
Requirements for consideration of application include:
Pharm.D. degree from ACPE accredited Pharmacy School
Eligibility for licensure
Three letters of recommendation primarily from clinical clerkship preceptors or faculty
– using the standardized form in PhORCAS
- If applying for PGY2 Program consider sending letter from PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level II Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary and tertiary care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry and geriatrics. The JBVAMC has active affiliations with Northwestern University Medical School and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and Pharmacy. Over 900 University residents, interns, and students are trained each year. Pharmacy service trains over 120 students from the University of Illinois annually.