VA Portland Health Care System
Pharmacy Residency Welcome Page
Greetings from the Pharmacy Residency Director
Thank you for inquiring about the Portland VA Medical Center 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.
We currently offer the following programs at our site:
- PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice- Track A General, established in 1977, ASHP- accredited
- PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice- Track B Ambulatory Care at CBOC, established in 2010, ASHP- accredited
- PGY 1 Community Practice at CBOC, established in 2014, ASHP- pre-candidate status
- PGY 2 Health Systems Administration, established in 2014, ASHP- pre-candidate status
- PGY 1/ PGY 2 Health Systems Administration, established in 2015, ASHP- pre candidate status
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 opporunties 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 Portland VA Medical Center and we look forward to receiving your application!
Jeegisha Patel, Pharm.D., CDE, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator and Director
(503) 220-8262, ext. 51477