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Pharmacy PGY-1 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.

Residency Program Code: 129513

Application deadline: January 1st 
Number of positions: 4
Start date: July 1st 
Estimated Stipend: $47,397
Benefits: 13 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, and affordable health insurance

Tarannum Mansuri, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Chief of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Residency Director
Phone: : 24814

Pharmacy Residency Materials:

Eligibility Requirements

  • US citizenship by birth or naturalization
  • Graduation from ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Eligibility for pharmacy licensure in any state of the United States
  • Residents encouraged to be licensed by September 1st
  • License transfer to PA is not necessary

Application Package submitted via PhORCAS

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent that answers below questions
    • What are your areas of clinical interest?
    • What are your 5-year career goals?
    • Why Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center?
  • Three letters of recommendation (Must include at least one letter from clinical preceptor/ faculty)
  • Official copy of academic transcripts from pharmacy school
  • Official copy candidate’s class rank if applying from pass/fail school

Diversity Equity, and Inclusion

The mission of the VA’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Program is to grow a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive work environment, where employees are fully engaged and empowered to deliver the outstanding services to our Nation’s Veterans, their families and beneficiaries.

It is our vision that VA is the leader in public service in creating a high-performing workforce by capitalizing on its diversity, purposefully embracing inclusion, and empowering all employees to perform to their highest potential.

Residency selection committee utilizes the principles of holistic review to screen, assess and select applicants. We not only review your academic achievements but also review your non-academic experiences, skills, and personal attributes throughout the screening and interview process to gain full picture of applicants

For additional information about Diversity Equity, and Inclusion please visit the VA's Office of Resolution Management.