As an accredited American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) application, the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Overall health Treatment Process (NMVAHCS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico features postgraduate (PGY1 and PGY2) specialized residency in pharmacy observe. The mission of the residency software is to equip pharmacists with the abilities vital to offer the highest top quality of care to satisfy today’s well being treatment worries in just the Veteran local community. The resident gains working experience in immediate individual care, final decision generating, coverage, and application enhancement.

The Pharmacy Residency Plan at NMVAHCS is a one particular-calendar year software

that now admits four PGY1 inhabitants and two PGY2 residents

(1 in psychiatry and one in discomfort management).


Campus Setting

 The Pharmacy Residency Software is situated at The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Heart in Albuquerque, New Mexico as section of the NMVAHCS. This campus opened in 1932, involves a 310-mattress care facility, and is a Stage 1 tertiary referral center. These days, it is section of a network of 14 destinations with wellbeing treatment companies and 13 local community-primarily based outpatient clinics that serves the wants of Veterans in New Mexico, southern Colorado, and West Texas. This training establishment is affiliated with the College of New Mexico and the Central New Mexico Neighborhood College.

Application OVERVIEW

Scientific EMPHASIS

In 1985, NMVAHCS recognized a Pharmacy Residency — a clinically primarily based, collaborative system created to satisfy the requirements of our veterans. We are staffed with around 25 qualified preceptors across many disciplines who emphasize evidence-based mostly pharmacotherapy tactics. The total division participates in training residents and facilitates a complete degree of expertise.

Inhabitants are immersed in a range of affected individual treatment options — inpatient, outpatient, and longitudinal — necessitating regular interaction with physicians and other well being care experts. By way of our rotations, we stimulate our residents to create places of desire and skills in pharmacy exercise.

All through the 12 months, people are predicted to gain proficiency in running drug treatment for ideal patient outcomes:

  • Critique affected person charts, drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, and contraindications
  • Teach people and other health and fitness pros on drug data
  • Build techniques to increase medicine adherence
  • Accomplish bodily assessments and individual triage
  • Get hold of prescriptive authority beneath sponsoring medical doctor (PGY2)

Investigate Actions

PGY1 people are demanded to entire a medicine use analysis (MUE) and research protocol all through the calendar year.  PGY2 inhabitants are expected to full a investigation protocol and may possibly contain an MUE.

OTHER Duties

Citizens are also anticipated to take part in other discovering activities to supplement their teaching even though at the NMVAHCS, and, at a minimal, involve the adhering to routines:

  • Existing investigation final results at regional residency conferences and ASHP Midyear Scientific Meeting
  • Train well being care industry experts, patients, and students on pharmacy subject areas
  • Deliver oversight and preceptorship to pharmacy pupils
  • Approve/deny non-formulary drug consults following client chart opinions
  • Existing modern health-related literature and affected individual instances to pharmacy section
  • Review, style, and/or put into action new clinical expert services, protocols, and workflows


Added benefits delivered to the resident consist of a competitive yearly stipend, health insurance policy, yearly go away, and ill go away.   Educational go away needed to show up at conferences and conferences is also included as aspect of the gains deal.

Get hold of US

Thoughts regarding our residency courses, application method, deadlines, and anticipations can be directed to the people stated below.

Thank you for your curiosity in our courses.


PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director: 

Rocsanna Namdar-Yeganeh, PharmD, FCCP

Pharmacy Division (119)

1501 San Pedro Push SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Telephone: 505-265-1711 ext. 3128

Email: [email protected]


PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Director:

Wesley D. Campbell, PharmD, PhC, BCPS, BCPP

Pharmacy Division (119)

1501 San Pedro Travel SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Cell phone: 505-262-1711 ext. 6861

E-mail: [email protected]


PGY2  Discomfort Administration Pharmacy Residency Director:

Keith Thornell, PharmD

1501 San Pedro Drive SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Telephone: 505-262-1711 ext. 7714

Email: [email protected]


The VA New Mexico Healthcare Procedure is a single of the primary overall health care techniques serving Veterans in the VA Desert Pacific Network.



RESIDENCY Plan Aspects

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