Combined Pharmacy Residency Program
The Combined Forces Pharmacy Residency PGY-1 is a twelve-month hospital based post-graduate training program conducted at BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and WHASC, Lackland AFB, Texas. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The residency is designed to promote an educational climate which facilitates the development of skills both as a clinical pharmacist as well as a military officer. Areas of focus include but are limited to pharmacokinetics, internal medicine, ambulatory care, drug information, infectious disease, psychiatry, nuclear medicine, critical care, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, pharmacoeconomics, research design and administration/distribution.
Residents are encouraged to examine and challenge existing ideas and to develop new concepts within the practice site. Utilization and application of these innovations should be reflected in clinical practice and effective professional relationships. They are responsible for acquisition of increased knowledge in pathophysiology of disease states, clinical laboratory data, pharmacotherapy, drug information, pharmacoeconomics, and research design/protocol development.
Upon completion of the residency the individual will have gained the necessary clinical and managerial skills to function as a clinical pharmacist, preceptor or chief of pharmacy within the military healthcare system.
*PGY-2 residencies in Nuclear Pharmacy and Hematology / Oncology are currently available at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20307-0003.
Application Requirements for the Army
To qualify for an appointment as a Pharmacist in the Army Medical Service Corps, you must be a graduate of a school of pharmacy acceptable to the Surgeon General and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the United States. The applicant must also possess a Bachelor of Science degree or doctoral degree (PharmD) in pharmacy, submit five letters of recommendation, a one page letter describing your career goals and reasons for applying, an official university transcript and resume.