Located in downtown Indianapolis, Veteran Health Indiana provides an excellent residency program for individuals interested in advanced training that is balanced between clinical service, education, and research. Each program is individualized to meet the needs and goals of the given resident. The VA Medical Center is affiliated with the IU School of Medicine and is located within the medical center campus along with four other teaching institutions: Eskenazi Health and IU Health, which includes Methodist, Indiana University Medical Center, and Riley Hospital for Children.
The residency consists of experience in a broad range of clinical pharmacy services including:
- Primary Care Clinics - Specialty Ambulatory Care Clinics
- Anticoagulation Management - Internal Medicine
- Medical Intensive Care - Surgical Intensive Care
- Medication Safety - Administration
Residents will also have opportunities for experience in teaching and research. Residents will assist in the precepting of pharmacy students from both Purdue and Butler Universities. Didactic teaching is also offered, as residents will complete a teaching certificate program. In addition, residents will have many opportunities to perform collaborative research with clinical faculty at the Medical Center or to develop independent research programs.
Residents are given a competitive salary determined by the national VA; thirteen vacation days and eight holidays; professional leave days for meetings and interviews; an office with a computer; copying privileges; and medical media access.
Veteran Health Indiana also offers PGY2 residencies in Ambulatory Care & Education, Ambulatory Care, Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Psychiatry. All of these provide opportunities for further professional growth and development.
Most importantly, the Veteran Health Indiana residency provides a developed plan for training and experience, direction for the development of professional goals and objectives, a positive learning environment, constructive and positive feedback, and the opportunity for numerous professional contacts.
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Applicants must be a US citizen, have a PharmD degree or have completed a minimum of three years of practice experience with demonstrated mastery of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities expected of one who has completed a PharmD degree, and if selected, obtain pharmacy licensure. Previous experience in hospital and community pharmacy practice and a sound academic record are also important considerations. Application materials must be submitted electronically through PhORCAS. Application materials are to include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a completed supplemental application available on our website, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
Since 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois. Indianapolis VAMC provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some noteworthy specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, radiation oncology treatment and community based extended care. The facility is aggressively utilizing emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. The medical center was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership VISN 11 Polytrauma Level 2 Center and is currently providing ongoing support to the returning veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). Additionally, the medical center has a 50-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program targ...eting homeless veterans.
The medical center operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Terre Haute, Martinsville, and Edinburgh. The more than 60,000 veteran patients (3,700 women) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 613,000 outpatient visits and over 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.
Indy Excellence is the hallmark of the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families, and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity: act with high moral principle, Commitment: work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries, Advocacy: be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans, Respect: treat all those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect, and Excellence: strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement (“I CARE”).