Veteran Health Indiana PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs
Veteran Health Indiana PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs train residents to perform confidently as an independent practitioner in an ambulatory care setting, become an effective educator, preceptor, leader, and professional, as well a develop critical thinking skills.
There are two ambulatory care programs at our site:
The Ambulatory Care Residency Program (National Match Number 669665) is exclusively at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center
The Ambulatory Care/Education Residency Program (National Match Number 597865) is in partnership with the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University. In this program, the resident will spend time at Purdue University for their didactic and lab teaching experiences.
Both resident programs emphasize balanced training in ambulatory care, education, and research. The programs are designed to provide the resident with opportunities to confidently assume progressive clinical roles.
Ambulatory Care Clinic Opportunities
Residents operate under their preceptor’s scope of practice, which allows for prescriptive authority within the facility. PGY2 residents will have the opportunity to conduct face to face, telephonic, and virtual patient appointments. Based upon the resident’s prior experience and interests, the residency may participate in several of the following clinics:
Residents in both programs will participate in preceptorship activities, including direct preceptorship of their own students during the residency year. They will also lead numerous activities with the students, including student topic discussions.
The Ambulatory Care/Education residents will participate in more advanced education experiences, including small group facilitation, didactic teaching, and course development. The residents will also have Academic Education and Academic Administration rotations at Purdue University.
Residents will conduct a year-long research project with the goal of submitting a manuscript for publication. Residents will also write a business plan proposal for a new or enhanced pharmacy service and submit their plan to the management team for review.
Most importantly, the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs at Veteran Health Indiana provide an individualized plan for training and experience for each of our residents. No two residents’ training plan is exactly the same. The facility provides a positive learning environment creating independent, confident practitioners, direction for the development of professional goals, constructive and positive feedback, and numerous professional contacts within the VA system, as well as the two colleges of pharmacy. Applicants may also speak with us at the Veteran Health Indiana booth during the virtual Residency Showcase for the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS and the program will be participating in the ASHP Match Program.
Citizen of the United States
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Active pharmacy licensure (Any valid state licensure accepted due to service within a federal facility)