Pharmacy Residency Welcome Page - VA Portland Health Care System
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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 and program.



VAPORHCS Pharmacy Residency Information

Being a Pharmacist at the VA

Pharmacy Residency Program Brochure Front Cover


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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!

Program Contact Information: 

Amar Patel
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director

Jeegisha Patel

PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director and PGY 1/ 2 Health Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Director

Jeanne Peterson
PGY-2 Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Scott Ganger
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director



 page last updated: Nov. 26, 2018