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Pharmacy Residency Welcome Page

Greetings from the Pharmacy Residency Directors

Thank you for inquiring about the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Pharmacy Residency Programs. We are pleased you are considering our program(s) for your professional future!  We hope our website answers any questions you may have about our program and our application process. This website will provide you with valuable information about our facility, program and preceptors.



VAPORHCS Pharmacy Residency Information

Being a Pharmacist at the VA


Click the brochure to view more about our program. Once you click the brochure, turn the pages by dragging the corner of the page.  

The programs are developed to allow residents a great deal of self-direction, to individualize their schedule and maximize opportunities to explore particular areas of interest. We offer opportunties to participate in active pharmacy practice in  a number of clinical settings , including our extensive ambulatory care clinics.  Additionally, being close to both Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and the College of Pharmacy allows the resident to choose from a variety of electives, such as pediatrics, research, women's health and academic teaching. Our pharmacists serve as valuable members of the health care team, are committed to the profession of pharmacy, and demonstrate great leadership and mentoring skills.

All materials must be submitted to PhORCAS- Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service. Our interview process runs approximately 4-6 hours and will include several small group interviews with various preceptors in Portland, a meeting with the Director of Pharmacy, and a tour of the site.

We hope you will decided to join us for your residency year in Portland!  Thank you for your interest in the VA Portland Health Care System and we look forward to receiving your application!


For more information about our programs, contact:

Jeegisha Patel, Pharm.D.,CDE, BCPS
Associate Chief of Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services, PGY-1 Residency Program Director
(503)220-8262, ext. 51477

Jacob Thompson, Pharm.D., MS
Chief of Pharmacy Services, PGY-1/PGY-2 HSPA/MBA Residency Program Director
(503) 220-8262, ext. 53419

Jeanne Peterson, Pharm.D.
PGY-2 Psychiatry Residency Program Director