Pharmacy Residency Program - VA Maryland Health Care System
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VA Maryland Health Care System


Pharmacy Residency Program

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a multi-facility network of medical centers and clinics with a total of 608 operating beds and six outpatient clinics serving over 54,000 patients throughout the state of Maryland. The Medical Center in Baltimore serves as the main campus and includes acute care, surgical services, psychiatry, oncology, ambulatory care, long-term care and extensive teaching and research. The Pharmacy department includes close to 100 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and provides 24/7 pharmacy services in Baltimore. Our health care system serves the diverse and unique health care needs of America’s veterans in Maryland by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support sources. 

ASHP-Accredited Residency Programs

Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Post Graduate Year 2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

Post Graduate Year 2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency

Unique Learning Opportunities

  • At least one journal club and case presentation required
  • ACPE-accredited pharmacotherapy rounds presentation
  • Select teaching activities in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching certificate program available through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (
  • Presentation of the results of a research, quality improvement, or service development project at a regional pharmacy conference such as Eastern State Residency Conference (project dependent on residency program goals and objectives)

Our Preceptors

VA Employee Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Pre-employment background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical exam and drug testing
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (or equivalent)
  • Full, current, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or District of Columbia
  • For PGY2 programs: Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency 


  • See program-specific information for annual stipend
  • 10 paid Federal holiday, 13 accrued vacation and 13 accrued sick days, and paid leave to attend approved professional meetings
  • Vacation and sick leave accrued at a rate of 4 hours per two-week pay period
  • Health benefits are available at standard government contribution rates
  • Dual appointment may be available for additional reimbursement

Application Process

  • Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS™ (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) ONLY. PhORCASTM application must include: letter of intent stating career goals, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (If PGY2, one required by the PGY 1 residency director), and official pharmacy school transcripts. Application deadline is January 5th, 2021.

This program participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program through the National Matching Service. The residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking- related information from the residency applicant. Candidates will be notified of an interview no later than the second Friday of February. For additional information, please contact the Residency Program Director.