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Portland VA Medical Center

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Pharmacy Residency Welcome Page

Pharmacy Residency Welcome Page
Greetings from the Pharmacy Residency Director

Welcome to the Portland VAMC Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. We hope our website answers any questions you may have about our program and our application process. We currently offer three positions for our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program for Pharmacy Practice and three positions for our PGY 1 CBOC Pharmacy Residency Program: Ambulatory Care focused in primary care and mental health. One of the CBOC positions is located at our Bend facility. In addition, we offer one position for a PGY 2 in Health Systems Administration. The programs emphasize preparing our residents to function as clinical specialists in patient care positions in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. 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 have excellent preceptors who offer exciting rotations in several specialty areas within the Medical Center, including transplant, infectious disease, oncology, cardiovascular care, pain management, and mental health. 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 programs are currently accredited or are candidates for accreditation under ASHP.

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.

For more information, please click on the links below

We understand and appreciate that this is a hectic time for you. If we can be of any assistance throughout the application process, please feel free to e-mail me at: or call me at (503) 220-8262, ext. 51477 or 1-800-949-100, ext. 51477.

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

Additional Pharmacy Residency Pages:

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program: Pharmacy Practice
PGY 1 CBOC Pharmacy Residency Program: Ambulatory Care
PGY 2 Health Systems Administration: Management 

Pharmacy Service Management and Administration
Pharmacy Residency Program Admin & Leadership 

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors