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Pharmacy Residency Programs

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Psychiatric Pharmacy
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Health System Pharmacy Administration

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Miami VA Healthcare System Pharmacy Practice Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and spans one year providing a minimum of 2,000 hours of orientation, instruction and experience in adult clinical pharmacy practice.  The program emphasizes training in various aspects of pharmacotherapy within the acute, chronic and ambulatory care settings.  During each rotation, and under the guidance of their preceptors, the resident will function as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with all associated responsibilities.  Residency preceptors, in concert with the Program Director, will evaluate the resident’s progress and identify areas of competence and deficiency.

Program Purpose Statement

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.

Residency Information

Residency Program Director: Carmela Jean, carmela.jean@va.gov
Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Start Date: July 1 (tentative)
Number of positions: five PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and one PGY-1 Psychiatric Pharmacy Focus
Estimated Stipend: $43,578
Fringe Benefits: Two weeks of vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, travel allowances for selected meetings and seminars.

Orientation

Hospital Orientation
Pharmacy Services Orientation
Residency/RLS Orientation
Inpatient/Ambulatory Skill Verification
Hospital Computer Program Orientation

Core Rotations

Internal Medicine I & II
Ambulatory Care
Critical Care
Home Based Primary Care Geriatrics
Administration

Elective Rotations

  • Pain Management
  • Special Immunology
  • Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Neurology & Spinal Cord Injury

Longitudinal Experiences

Practice Management and Drug Policy
Hospital Pharmacy Service Commitment
Ambulatory Care
Projects/Journal Clubs

Presentations/Meetings

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Regional Residency Conference
FSHP Annual Clinical Meeting
Dade County Residency Forum
South Florida Residency Symposium

Recruitment and Selection of Residents

Applications are accepted through the pharmacy online residency centralized application service (PHORCAS) by submitting a CV, a letter of intent (a personal statement about the applicants professional goals and objectives), college transcripts, and 3 completed recommendation forms (no letter required).
Interview Required: Yes
Application Deadline: January 10th
Special Requirements for Acceptance: The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree and be a United States citizen eligible for licensure in any one of the 50 states or Puerto Rico.

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Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Psychiatric Pharmacy

Program Description

The ASHP accredited Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System is a one-year program of full-time education and training that includes extensive experience in providing comprehensive psychiatric pharmaceutical care within the specialty areas of psychiatry and primary care in the veteran population. This residency position expands learning experiences beyond traditional acute inpatient and outpatient psychiatry clinics, and substance abuse, to include a psychiatric pharmacy resident in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) team. PCMHI is an inter-professional mental health team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and pharmacists. This group works collaboratively with Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) clinics in primary care and manages psychiatric referrals from Primary Care PACT teams.

Program Purpose Statement

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.

Residency Information

Residency Program Director: Carmela Jean, carmela.jean@va.gov
Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Start Date: July 1 (tentative)
Number of positions: 1
Estimated Stipend: $47,210
Fringe Benefits: Two weeks of vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, travel allowances for selected meetings and seminars.

Core Rotations

Inpatient Psychiatry
Psychiatry Consult Service
Residential Rehabilitation Programs
Geriatric Psychiatry

Elective Rotations

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Neurology
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OSAC)
Pain Management
PTSD Clinic
Teaching Certificate Program (longitudinal)
Home Based Primary Care and Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)

Longitudinal Experience

Ambulatory Care Outpatient Psychiatry
Practice Management
Primary Care Mental Health Integration
Research and Project Management
Hospital Pharmacy Service Commitment

Recruitment and Selection of Residents

Applications are accepted through the pharmacy online residency centralized application service (PHORCAS) by submitting a CV, a letter of intent (a personal statement about the applicants’ professional goals and objectives), college transcripts, and 3 completed recommendation forms (no letter required). One recommendation must be from the current PGY-1 Residency Program Director.
Interview Required: Yes
Application Deadline: January 10th
Special Requirements for Acceptance: The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree and pharmacist licensure in any one of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, complete an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, and be a United States citizen.

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Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Health System Pharmacy Administration

Program Description

This ASHP accredited specialty residency is designed to enable the resident to develop the professional skills necessary to serve in a pharmacy clinical or operational leadership role. It includes exposure to national, regional, and local activities that are directed to support team management, regulatory compliance, performance measure monitoring and compliance, and resource management. Upon completion of the program, the graduate shall be able to develop, implement, and manage clinical and operational pharmacy services while employing newly developed skills in personnel management and development, communication, resource management, fiscal management, regulatory compliance, and program development.

Program Purpose Statement

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.

Residency Information

Residency Program Director: Mara Z. Carrasquillo, mara.carrasquillo@va.gov
Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Start Date: July 1 (tentative)
Number of positions: 1
Estimated Stipend: $47,210
Fringe Benefits: Two weeks of vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, travel allowances for selected meetings and seminars.

Core Rotations

Ambulatory Care Leadership
Internal Medicine
Clinical Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy Management
Pharmacoeconomics
Budget and Procurement
Controlled Substance Management
Pharmacy Leadership and Administration

Longitudinal Experience

Ambulatory Care/PACT Management
Academia Experience
Quality Management, Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Research and Project Management Residency Program Development

Recruitment and Selection of Residents

Applications are accepted through the pharmacy online residency centralized application service (PHORCAS) by submitting a CV, a letter of intent (a personal statement about the applicants professional goals and objectives), college transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from current PGY-1 Residency Program Director).
Interview Required: Yes
Application Deadline: January 10th
Special Requirements for Acceptance: The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree, pharmacist licensure in any one of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, complete an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, and be a United States citizen.

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Contact

Dr. Carmela Jean
Residency Program Director
305-575-7000 Ext. 6088
Carmela.Jean@va.gov