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Veteran Health Indiana

 

Indianapolis VAMC Pharmacy Residency Program

Dr. Marshall Jones, Pharmacy ChiefWelcome and thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Residency Programs at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are incredibly proud of our pharmacy staff and continue to strive to be at the forefront of practice across the spectrum of pharmacy care. Over the last decade, our staff has grown as pharmacy services throughout the facility have expanded. As part of the nation's largest health care provider, our facility provides many unique opportunities for residents. We value a well-rounded approach to residency education in each of our residency programs. Beyond the standard inpatient experiences, our residents have a myriad of opportunities that include ambulatory care clinics where their preceptors have prescriptive authority, administrative experiences with a seasoned team, pharmacy research, teaching certificate through Butler and Purdue Colleges of pharmacy, and Yellow and Green Belt Lean Training through our improvement initiatives. Residents also receive access to a national network of information, programs, support, and contacts.

Our organization is continuously looking for ways to improve services and residency education. In 2010, the pharmacy department received the highest award within VA pharmacy: the VA Under Secretary for Health Award for Pharmacy Benefits Management Innovation for our work in developing the first Non-Traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in the VA.

By choosing our PGY1 residency, you will enroll in a program that provides diverse training that will prepare you for any pharmacy career you would pursue. Our program prides itself in empowering residents to tailor their rotations to meet their goals and needs.

Our PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Ambulatory Care and Education, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Psychiatry. Each of these programs is designed to provide advanced training for graduates in growing areas of practice.

While we pride ourselves in the strength of our programs, we know that our true value comes from the excellence of our current residents and preceptors. Our pharmacy family congratulates you on your pursuit of a residency and welcomes any questions you may have about our program. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff members.

Sincerely,

Marshall Jones, PharmD, MBA
Chief, Pharmacy Service