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Oklahoma City VA Health Care System

 

Post-Graduate Training Opportunities in Pharmacy

The Oklahoma City VAHCS consists of a 178-operating bed facility located in Central Oklahoma serving forty-eight Oklahoma Counties and two counties in North Central Texas (Wilbarger and Wichita) with a veteran population of over 250,000.  The Oklahoma City VA also includes Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Ada, Altus, Ardmore, Blackwell, Enid, Lawton, Stillwater, Oklahoma City (North and South), Oklahoma and Wichita Falls, Texas.   Annually, the facility provides more than 630,000 encounters and the Pharmacy processes over 1,600,000 prescriptions. 

The Oklahoma City VA is a tertiary care facility, classified as a Clinical Referral Level III facility (VA complexity level rating of 1b). The Oklahoma City VA is a 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 through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.  

Residency Program Information


PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2 positions)

The pharmacy residency program at the Oklahoma City VA is designed to produce well-rounded, independent professionals through a variety of clinical, research, and administrative experiences.   Evidenced-based medicine is the foundation for pharmaceutical care at this facility.  We offer an opportunity to participate in direct patient care programs as a provider in a number of clinical settings such as geriatrics, palliative care, ambulatory care, internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, mental health, oncology/infusion clinic, investigational drugs, and others.  We also provide a longitudinal, comprehensive research experience and a wide variety of teaching opportunities.

2018 PGY1 Residency Brochure

Point of Contact:
Jennifer Bird, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Jennifer.Bird@va.gov


PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency (1 position)

  • Pharmacist-directed antimicrobial management program
  • Longitudinal infectious diseases/HIV clinic
  • Infectious diseases consult service
  • Clinical research or outcomes projects
  • Microbiology laboratory experience


2018 PGY2 Residency Description

Point of Contact:
Riley Williams II, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY2 Residency Program Director
Riley.Williams2@va.gov


Applicant Information

  • Applicants must
       o Be U.S. citizens and possess a Pharm.D. degree from an A.C.P.E.-accredited U.S. institution.
       o Possess an active pharmacist's license or be eligible for licensure within the United States (must become licensed to remain in the program after acceptance)
       o Participate in and adhere to the rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program process
  • Applications should be completed through www.ashp.org/phorcas 
  • Application deadline: January 2nd

The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 ID Residencies are accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).