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VA Black Hills Health Care System


Pharmacy Training Programs

Clinical Pharmacy Services

VA Black Hills is excited to provide you with information on our Pharmacy Residency Programs. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that hone clinical skills while providing hands-on, well-rounded learning that is tailored to our residents. We have both PGY1 and PGY2 residencies available. Please read more about these opportunities below:

Download the Pharmacy Residency Brochure:Year 1 pdf  
Download the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual

Download the Pharmacy Residency Brochure: Year 2 pdf
Download the PGY2 AmCare Pharmacy Residency Manual

Download the Residency Experiences and Schedule pdf 

Pharmacy is involved in all aspects of medication management. With the implementation of physician order entry, barcode technology, robotics, and technical support for distributive functions, all of our pharmacists are able to focus on clinical activities.

The Hot Springs campus has ten Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (CPS) and six technicians. Fort Meade campus has eighteen CPS and eleven technicians. There are also three SDSU College of Pharmacy faculty and two residents. The pharmacies are staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., with limited holidays and weekends. 

VALOR Pharmacy Student Internship

The pharmacy VALOR program at VA Black Hills is a summer internship program to provide opportunities for outstanding pharmacy students to develop clinical pharmacy practice skills while working at a VA health care facility. There may be an opportunity to extend this internship into the school year as well. Students spend a total of at least 400 hours working with pharmacy residents and clinical pharmacy specialists in a variety of pharmacy practice settings.

To learn more about the VALOR Program download the brochure