Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


Residency Information:

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System 
Type of Residency: 
PGY1 Pharmacy 
Accreditation Status: 
Length of Program: 
12 Months 
Number of Positions: 
University of Arizona, Midwestern University - Glendale, University of Southern Nevada, Creighton University, Western University 
Application Deadline: 
Completed application materials must be submitted to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by January 4, 2017 
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2017 
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 
In addition to the PhORCAS application standard requirements, there are additional requirements for SAVAHCS that reference writers must complete. Each reference writer must provide comments for a minimum of 10 of the “Characteristics Evaluated” on the PhORCAS Standardized Reference form PLUS either complete the first three narrative comments on the PhORCAS form OR provide a traditional letter of reference that addresses the areas listed in the narrative questions. These additional requirements must be communicated by the applicant to their references. Please refer to the SAVAHCS PGY1 program website for further information.
Fringe Benefits: 
Residents accumulate 13 days of paid vacation time and 13 days of paid sick leave during the residency year.  Residents have access to the same medical and plans that are offered to full time employees of the VA. These include a wide range of HMO and PPO health plans. Tucson also has a wide range of outdoor activities and excellent weather year round. 
Special Features: 
Comprehensive residency includes experience in internal medicine, primary care, geriatrics, critical care, anticoagulation, surgery/nutritional support, mental health, cardiology, oncology, medical subspecialty clinics, practice management, MUE, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities, administration, drug literature evaluation, drug policy development, teaching, research, and enhancing presentation and communication skills. Three months of elective experience are available.

Contact Information:

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Newkirk, PharmD, BCACP 
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Administrator
Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System 
3601 South Sixth Ave 
Pharmacy Service 13-119
Phone Number: 
(520) 792-1450 ext 4149  
Fax Number: 
(520) 629-4700