Pharmacy Residency Program - VA Central Iowa Health Care System
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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is built on Pharm.D. 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 resident training. 

*Residents gain extensive experience in the ambulatory care setting, serve as a mid-level provider, and are active participants in all realms of pharmacy practice including leadership and management activities, clinical services and traditional pharmacist roles.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Stipend ($41,533)
  • 13 days Annual Leave
  • 13 days Sick Leave
  • 8 Federal Holidays Off
  • Approved leave for training travel, federal benefits, and more!

Core Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Practice Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Acute Care
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Staffing

Elective Rotations:

Elective experiences will be tailored to meet the needs of each resident.  They may include but are not limited to the following options:

  • Oncology
  • Administration
  • Outpatient Speciality Care
  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • Pain Management
  • More concentrated elective in one of the core rotations above

Application Deadline:

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Current and Past Residents

Preceptor Biographies

For more information, please email




Contact Info


  • Pharmacy Department, Bldg 1, Room 1390
    3600 30th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50310

Contact Number(s)

  • 515-699-5999
  • 800-294-8387

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.