PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, VA-Gainesville, FL
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
The PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency program at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System was initially accredited in 2007. A PGY2 health system pharmacy administration and leadership residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates' competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The structure of the specialized residency training program is to prepare pharmacists in the delivery of patient-centered care and pharmacy clinical and operational services for ultimate roles as high-level managers, supervisors and leaders. Pharmacists completing this program will be prepared to function independently in advanced practice settings. In addition, pharmacists completing this program will have developed the skills necessary to be pharmacy leaders, promote the oversight and continued development of the profession, and effectively manage a variety of pharmacy settings. This PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency conducted by North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL (and surrounding areas) is accredited by ASHP.
The resident will use pharmacy leadership and administration environments to develop competencies in administrative pharmacy practice. The core residency learning experiences include Orientation, Operations Pharmacy Management (Outpatient & Inpatient), Pharmacy Procurement/Informatics, Pharmacy Compliance, Clinical Pharmacy Management (Outpatient, Inpatient & Specialty), Enhanced Leadership, Residency Program Management, Chief Pharmacy Resident, Clinical and Project. The resident will serve as the Chief Pharmacy Resident and will also have opportunities to maintain clinical practice skills. Elective learning experiences are available in Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office, Program Management/Academic Detailing, and Program Management/Informatics. Residents actively participate in leadership activities and will be included on multiple workgroups and committees. The Medical Center is affiliated with the University of Florida and offers additional opportunities in education and research.
About North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System pharmacy residency program consists of PGY1 and PGY2 programs as well as a research fellowship.
PGY1 - Gainesville
PGY1 - Lake City
PGY2 - Ambulatory Care
PGY2 - Psychiatric Pharmacy
PGY2 - Pain Management and Palliative Care
PGY2 - Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
PGY2 - Critical Care
Fellowship (next fellow will start in 2024)
All residency programs are 12 months in length and the fellowship is 24 months in length. The primary practice sites for these programs are the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL and the Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, FL. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is one of the largest care systems within the VA and provides care to approximately 140,000 Veterans annually. Opportunities for residency rotations exist in primary care (PACT), specialty ambulatory care clinics, internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, acute psychiatry, ambulatory psychiatry, pain management, anticoagulation, emergency department, cardiology and administration.
Applicants must have graduated or will be graduate from an ACPE-accr...edited college of pharmacy, must be a United States citizen and be eligible for licensure prior to July 1st, 2024. For PGY2 programs, residents must successfully complete a PGY1 prior to beginning their PGY2.
For more information, visit: https://www.va.gov/north-florida-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/pharmacy-residency-program/