VA Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis VA Health Care System) - PGY1 Residency Program
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Required Education: PharmD
This post-graduate year one (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency program is one of the first accredited residency programs with over 50 years of continuous accreditation by ASHP. This program provides a comprehensive year of education and experience with an emphasis on direct patient centered care, interprofessional team development and medication optimization. Core rotations offer a variety of experiences in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Residents are highly involved within all areas of pharmacy practice at the Minneapolis VA.
There are four PGY-1 positions available, 3 general residencies and 1 general residency with a mental health interprofessional experience.
The Minneapolis VA also offers PGY-2 residency positions in psychiatry, pain management and palliative care, and geriatrics.
*There are choices for each of these areas, see below.
IPE: Each resident will chose a longitudinal IPE for the year. This experience occurs 1 day/week with one of the following teams: Infectious Disease, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Academic Patient Aligned Care, or Serious Mental Illness. The block associated with this experience provides more in-depth learning within these patient populations.
Inpatient Care: Each resident will have 3 acute care experiences from the following: Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and the Community Living Center. The first rotation will be 8 weeks in duration and include inpatient orientation. The other two experiences will be 4-5 weeks in duration.
Ambulatory Care: Each resident will choose two ambulatory care experiences from the following: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Specialty Care (Cardiology, Metabolic, Infectious Disease/HIV, Renal, Hepatology, Spinal Cord Injury, etc.), and Anticoagulation. Each of the experiences will be 4-5 weeks in duration.
Advanced Acute Care or Ambulatory Care: Each resident will choose an advanced 3 week rotation in either acute care OR ambulatory care. The expectation during this rotation is that the resident will practice mostly independent. This rotation is attached to one of the residents required rotations listed above under Inpatient Care or Ambulatory Care and acts as an extension to that rotation. This allows the resident to be trained prior to the advanced portion of the rotation.
Elective: Each resident will be able to choose which electives they would like to take. Electives are 4-5 weeks in duration.
Addiction Recovery Services
Advanced Specialty Ambulatory Care
Advanced Primary Care
Advanced General Internal Medicine
Home Based Primary Care
Hospice and Palliative Care
Serious Mental Illness Team
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma/Rehab
Other elective rotations can be created based on the residents area of interest
Minneapolis VA Health Care System is one of the ten largest VA medical centers in the country, serving more than 100,000 veterans in a six-state area of the upper Midwest. Our facility is a teaching hospital affiliated with the College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and provides a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, educational resources, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, specialty care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, oncology, and geriatrics.
More than 100 pharmacists play a vital role in the delivery of patient care; working as a team with physicians, nurses and other health care practitioners to ensure America’s veterans receive the finest care. Pharmacists routinely interact one-on-one with patients providing consultation and guidance on the use of medications through an independent scope of practice. VA pharmacists fully utilize their skills and knowledge in their daily practice.