Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Pharmacy Residency Program
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC offers a 12-month, PGY1 residency. The goal of the residency is to develop the resident's skills and competency in providing patient-centered care as part of multi-disciplinary teams. We develop pharmacist clinicians for patient care positions, adjunct faculty or faculty positions, or PGY2 training. Education and training will involve patients in the ambulatory care and acute care settings. Research and continuing educational activities are encouraged and are made available to the resident.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is offering a 12-month Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY2 residency. The goal of the residency is to develop the resident's skills necessary to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate pharmacy services. Education and training will involve practice sites in the Inpatient, Outpatient, and Decentralized Ambulatory Care Services. Research and continuing educational activities are encouraged and are made available to the resident.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is offering a 12-month, PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency designed to develop the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to practice in a wide array of adult ambulatory care settings. The goal of this residency is to provide experiential training in ambulatory care pharmacy practice in order to prepare pharmacists to become independent clinical practitioners of direct patient care with the skills necessary for attainment of a clinical pharmacy position and knowledge to obtain board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist. Research and continuing educational activities are encouraged and are made available to the resident.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is offering a 12-month PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency. The goal of the residency is to provide training in a variety of mental health practice environments and psychiatric patient populations in order to develop a clinical pharmacist able to serve as a board certified psychopharmacology expert for the Veteran population. Research, leadership, and continuing education activities are available and encouraged.
Clinical Pharmacy Services:
The Charleston VA Medical Center offers an exciting and progressive clinical pharmacy environment with many opportunities. We currently employ over 35 clinical pharmacy specialists in primary care clinics, specialty care clinics, geriatric medicine, anemia, nutrition, adult inpatient medicine/surgery, mental health, intensive care, and administration. In addition to the residency program, we provide clinical rotation sites for pharmacy students from the SC College of Pharmacy, MUSC and USC Campuses, South University College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, and University of Georgia.