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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 will have 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, 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.

VA Sioux Falls Pharmacy Residency
Blocked Learning Experiences Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Training/Staffing intro: 8 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences Anticoagulation
Blocked Learning Experiences Acute Medicine I: 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences Management
Blocked Learning Experiences Acute Medicine II/Teaching Hospital: 7 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences Pharmacoeconomics
Blocked Learning Experiences Ambulatory Care (PACT) I: 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences Teaching Certificate
Blocked Learning Experiences Ambulatory Care (PACT) II: 2 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences Research
Blocked Learning Experiences Ambulatory Care (PACT) III: 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Home Based Primary Care: 3 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Infectious Disease: 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Long Term Care (CLC): 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Mental Health: 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Pain Management: 2 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Blocked Learning Experiences Elective(s): 4 weeks Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Application Materials
Applicants interested in applying to the VA Sioux Falls Healthcare System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency are required to submit materials to PhORCAS by January 4th, 2022.
https://portal.phorcas.org/ 


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
605-336-3230 x6275
E-mail: rose.anderson438@va.gov

Preceptors for the VA Sioux Falls Healthcare System pharmacy residency program

Rose Anderson PharmD, BCPS (RPD)

Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Precepts for Acute Medicine I & II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Phone: 605-336-3230, ext 6275

Email: rose.anderson438@va.gov

Martin Anderson Pharm.D.

Pharmacoeconomist, Formulary Manager, Precepts for Pharmacoeconomics

VA Sioux Falls health care

Andrea Aylward Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-Infectious Disease, Precepts for Infectious Disease

VA Sioux Falls health care

Scott Bebensee Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-Home Based Primary Care, Precepts for Home Base Primary Care

VA Sioux Falls health care

Stephanie Danley Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CACP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Academic Detailer, Precepts for Academic Detailing Elective

VA Sioux Falls health care

Leah Garland Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-PACT, Precepts for Ambulatory Care-PACT II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Jessica Harris Pharm.D., BCPS

Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, Precepts for Acute Medicine I & II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Krista Hayen Pharm.D.

Outpatient Clinical Float Pharmacist, Precepts for Residency Service Commitment Orientation, Teaching APPE (Outpatient)

VA Sioux Falls health care

Stacy Hoitsma Pharm.D., BCPS

Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, Precepts for Acute Medicine I & II, Inpatient Service Commitment, and Oncology Electives

VA Sioux Falls health care

Brandon Hubert Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-PACT, Precepts for Ambulatory Care-PACT I & II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Stephanie Iverson Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-PACT, Precepts for Ambulatory Care-PACT I & II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Aaron Larson Pharm.D., BCPS

Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, Precepts for Acute Medicine I & II, Inpatient Staffing

VA Sioux Falls health care

Kelley Oehlke Pharm.D., BCACP

Associate Chief-Pharmacy, Precepts for Practice Management

VA Sioux Falls health care

Kelsey Oye Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES

Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Anticoagulation Program Manager, Precepts for Anticoagulation

VA Sioux Falls health care

Katie Schartz Pharm.D., PCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-PACT, Precepts for Ambulatory Care-PACT I & II

VA Sioux Falls health care

Khia Warzecha Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-Pain Management, Precepts for Pain Management

VA Sioux Falls health care