Indianapolis VAMC Pharmacy PGY1 Residency - Veteran Health Indiana
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Veteran Health Indiana


Indianapolis VAMC Pharmacy PGY1 Residency

Dr. Deanna Kania, Residency Program Director Greetings Prospective Residency Candidates,

On behalf of all of the preceptors and staff at the Indianapolis VAMC, I welcome you to our residency website! Post-graduate training is a wonderful opportunity to grow and develop your knowledge, leadership, and teaching skills, and I am pleased that you are considering our program for your future training site.

Located downtown, the Indianapolis VAMC provides an excellent residency program for individuals interested in advanced training that is balanced between clinical service, education, and research. Each program is individualized to meet the needs and goals of the given resident.

The Indianapolis VAMC has been serving Indiana Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, it provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services through patient aligned care teams. The hospital is affiliated with the IU School of Medicine and is located within the medical center campus along with four other teaching institutions: Eskenazi Health and IU Health, which includes Methodist, Indiana University Medical Center, and Riley Hospital for Children.

As a potential future resident, this provides a training site where you will experience a broad range of clinical pharmacy services including, but not limited to:

  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Drug Information
  • Specialty Consult Inpatient Services
    • Infectious Disease
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
  • Primary Care Outpatients Clinics
  • Specialty Ambulatory Care Clinics
    • Anticoagulation
    • Women's Health
    • Infectious Disease
    • Home Care
    • Psychiatry
    • Telehealth
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology

Residents will also have opportunities for experience in teaching and research. Residents will assist in the precepting of pharmacy students from both Purdue and Butler Universities. Didactic teaching is also offered, as residents will complete a teaching certificate program. In addition, residents will have many opportunities to perform collaborative research with clinical faculty and staff at the Medical Center to develop skills in proposal preparation, problem solving, the design and implementation of new clinical services or projects, pharmacoeconomic principles, and critical evaluation of current literature.

Most importantly, the Indianapolis VAMC residency provides a developed plan for training and experience, direction for the development of professional goals and objectives, a positive learning environment creating independent and confident practitioners, constructive and positive feedback, and the opportunity for numerous professional contacts.

I hope you take the opportunity to learn more about our program!

Deanna S. Kania, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP