Pharmacy Residency Program
The PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to develop pharmacist practitioners with high-level skills required to manage patient care as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to develop pharmacist practitioners with high-level skills required to manage patient care as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team. Residents have opportunities for learning experiences in the following areas: inpatient central pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, ambulatory care (PACT), internal medicine, infectious disease, long-term care (Community Living Center), home based primary care, pharmacoeconomics, mental health, pain, specialty medicine, and management. Residents will obtain a teaching certificate through the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. In addition, residents will complete a research project and a service commitment.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Sioux Falls VA Health Care System PGY1 residents will be exposed to learning experiences in a wide variety of clinical pharmacy practice settings as displayed below, both in blocks and throughout the year as longitudinal experiences. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to customize their elective learning experiences. A teaching certificate is also completed through South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Orientation: 8 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Anticoagulation|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Acute Medicine I: 4 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Pharmacoeconomics|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Acute Medicine II/Teaching Hospital: 7 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Leadership|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Ambulatory Care (PACT) I: 4 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Service Commitment (Staffing)|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Ambulatory Care (PACT) II: 2 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Research|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Admin (midyear + admin week): 2 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences||Teaching Certificate|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Required Elective 1(Long term care or Home base primary care): 4 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Required Elective 2 (Mental health or pain): 4 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Required Elective 3 (Infectious disease or Ambulatory care-specialty medicine): 4 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences|
|Required Blocked Learning Experiences||Elective time (not counting 12 weeks above): 11 weeks||Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences|
Applicants interested in applying to the VA Sioux Falls Healthcare System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency are required to submit materials to PhORCAS by January 3rd, 2023.
The following materials are required:
- Submit a letter of intent
- Submit a copy of your curriculum vitae
- Submit an official copy of your college transcript(s)
- 3 references to complete the PHORCAS reference request - preferably from the faculty (former or present), employers (former or present), or any clinical staff member who provided clinical pharmacy training
- If selected, participate in an interview
Special Requirements for Acceptance to the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program: Pharm.D. from an accredited college of pharmacy, US citizenship, licensure in any state.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail if you have questions. Thank you again for your interest in our residency program.
Rose Anderson, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105