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, and respiratory therapy. We also have telemedicine.
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 (warfarin and DOACs), REMS monitoring, and hyperchlosterolemia. 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, ID, cardiology, and geriatrics/HBPC. Residents can choose elective(s) at the Grand Island VA in sub-acute care (CLC) and HBPC at the Grand Island VA. Residents can complete electives in VA Medication Safety (the VA National Med Safe Program) or with Academic Detailing (a national elective). Residents can also chose to complete a teaching certificate program through Creighton University.
Lincoln VAMC accepted its first two residents the 2011/2012 residency year and was granted accreditation in 2011. We have had 14 graduates of our program, 12 have been hired for VA positions and 12 are working in amb care pharmacy with one going on to a PGY2 residency.
Click here for our current resident's schedule - please note that each schedule is customized based on electives chosen.