Boise VA Pharmacy Residency Program
The Pharmacy Department is proud to offer ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, and PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy. In addition to primary care services we offer specialized experiences in infectious diseases, behavioral health care, complex pain management, virtual primary care, leadership development, quality improvement processes, and inter-professional education and practice. We hope the Boise VA becomes your first choice for your future training.
Training Site Overview
The Boise VA Medical Center is part of VA NW Health Network (VISN 20), which includes facilities in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The Boise VA Medical Center is an 87-bed facility, which includes an adjacent 32-bed extended care and rehabilitation unit, and 18 bed inpatient substance abuse unit. The Boise VA Medical Center also operates Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Twin Falls and Caldwell, Idaho and Outreach Clinics in Burns, Oregon and Salmon, Idaho. The Boise VA Medical Center is an acute care teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided with onsite specialty areas including medicine, surgery, geriatrics, psychiatry, women’s health, cardiology, oncology, and rheumatology.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Program Purpose: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies:
Program Purpose: PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
A competitive annual stipend is provided to residents as well as 13 paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, health care benefits, personal office space, and free parking.
Additionally, residents may receive a teaching certificate through the Boise Learning and Teaching program. Through the program, residents will become Idaho State University affiliate faculty members, and have opportunities to lecture or lead case discussions for pharmacy students. Residents may also precept APPE or IPPE students on rotation at the VA.
The Boise VA Medical Center is also one of seven facilities in the nation chosen to participate in the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. The goal of this program is to encourage transformation of clinical education by preparing graduates of health professional programs to work in and lead patient‐centered inter-professional teams that provide coordinated longitudinal care. Both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents will be involved in this exciting program will be involved in this exciting program by participating in quality improvement projects, and providing education to medicine, psychology, and nurse practitioner residents.