The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) was established January 1, 1997, from the merger of the Montgomery and Tuskegee VA Medical Centers. Along with four community-based outpatient clinics, these sites serve more than 134,000 Veterans living in a 43-county area of Georgia and Alabama. CAVHCS exists to provide excellent services to Veterans across the continuum of healthcare. A wide range of inpatient and ambulatory care services are provided in the medical center including internal medicine, primary care, surgery, infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and mental health.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CAVHCS is an ASHP-accredited, 12-month postgraduate training program beginning in July. Three applicants are selected through the National Matching Service (NMS) to complete the program. The program consists of seven required rotations and three elective rotations, each of five weeks duration. Additionally, the residents will be required to participate in four longitudinal rotations. Aside from the requirements of the practice experiences, residents are responsible for providing inpatient staffing every third weekend.