VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program - Lincoln
The Lincoln VA is an outpatient primary care clinic whose services include primary care, radiology, laboratory, dental, physical therapy, mental health, outpatient pharmacy, infusion clinic, nursing clinics, dermatology, telehealth clinics, transition clinic (OEF/OIF), urology clinic, eye clinics, wound care clinic, podiatry, respiratory therapy and orthopedics.
Pharmacy services includes: outpatient dispensing pharmacy, infusion clinic, PACT clinics, anticoagulation, pain clinic, mental health clinic and telepharmacy for Norfolk, Holdrege and Shenandoah CBOCs (community based outpatient clinics). PACT pharmacist have protocols to manage: COPD, Smoking cessation, CHF, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Hypothyrodism, Anticoagulation, REMS monitoring, and hypercholesterolemia. Individual pharmacists manage pain, mental health, and women’s health. We have Pharm.D. students on rotation from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska.
Our site offers electives in academia with Creighton University, pharmacy informatics, wound care, and specialty clinics. Residents can also complete elective rotations in inpatient pharmacy at OmahaVA in internal medicine, ICU, ID, Cardiology, Surgery, and inpatient psychology. Residents can choose electives in home based primary care at the Omaha or Grand Island VA as well as sub-acute care (CLC) at the Grand Island VA. Residents can also chose to complete a teaching certificate program through Creighton University.
The Lincoln VA accepted its first two residents the 2011/2012 residency year and was granted accreditation in 2011. Lincoln VA residents work with residents at the Omaha VA and Grand Island VA, both of which have been accredited by ASHP.