VA Northern California Health Care System , Sacramento, CA

Last updated: 10/10/2023

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Kristina Ward
1 years as an RPD
10535 Hospital Way
Sacramento, CA 95655
Primary Practice: Sacramento, CA
5 positions reported
Phone: (925) 370-4014

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 4
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 25% Inpatient / 75% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 92123)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 723466)
  • Program Inception: 2015
  • Application Deadline: 01/05/2024
  • Starting Date: 07/15/2024
  • Estimated Stipend: 54,319
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Thirteen days paid vacation and sick leave/year; paid federal holidays; authorized education leave to attend professional meetings; health/dental/life insurance; BLS recertification; free parking.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, available to current PGY-1 residents at our site and other VA facilities

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • US Citizenship

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Specific outpatient experiences include General Mental Health, Post-Discharge Clinic, Primary Care Mental Health Integration, Mental Health Triage, Neurology, and Substance Use Disorders. The resident will also precept APPE pharmacy students and PGY1 residents, provide in-services to VA staff, present didactics and journal clubs throughout the year, and complete a year-long residency project to be presented at the CPNP annual meeting.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 3 BCPPs, 3 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology

Program Philosophy

Our residency program offers direct patient care activities in many areas as well as teaching, research, and administrative opportunities. Core rotations emphasize pharmacist-provided direct patient care in adult outpatients, and the pharmacist role on the interdisciplinary team in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The resident will function as a mid-level provider with increasing independence and responsibilities as the residency year progresses.

Site Special Features

Residency involves practice at Veteran's Administration clinics and hospital