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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

Welcome to Pharmacy Residency Programs!

 

Greetings Candidates,

On behalf of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System, we would like to welcome you to our healthcare system and pharmacy residency programs. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System offers an exciting and progressive clinical pharmacy environment with numerous learning opportunities. As a well-respected tertiary referral center affiliated with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and University of Toledo, we are experiencing unprecedented growth.

We care for Veterans residing in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio and northern Indiana and employ over 70 dedicated clinical pharmacists providing high quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical care in a wide range of programs.

Pharmacy residency is an exciting and unique time to focus on learning and refining clinical skills. We are dedicated to providing residents with a variety of high-quality learning experiences. We believe that a residency year should be customized to the resident’s specific interests, strengths and enhancing relative weaknesses. At the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, it is our goal to guide the residents on their journey to become highly trained and independent pharmacists.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the VAAAHS PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The purpose of the VAAAHS PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency is to prepare the resident to function independently as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the setting of outpatient or inpatient cardiology.



Regards,

Pharmacy Service Leadership

Contact

Camelia Rusu, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director
Pharmacy Service (119)
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105
734-845-5102
camelia.rusu@va.gov