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VA Maine Healthcare System


PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Practice Residency  Information

PGY2 Residency Program
Clinical Training
Benefits & Compensation
Application Information 
Maine Resources 

For More Information:

Sarah M. Smith, Pharm. D., BCACP
Rural Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
VA Maine Healthcare System
Phone: (207) 623-8411 ext 2813
Fax: (207) 330-2710



Welcome to VA Maine: PGY2 Program Highlights

This PGY2 program provides a specialty level training from our experienced preceptors that results in a greater depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities in the area of clinical pharmacy services and leadership in the ambulatory care setting.

The PGY2 Resident will deliver disease state management care to patients in-clinic at the Lewiston Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), pictured above, and to patients at our outlying Rural Health CBOCs. These established pharmacy clinics will present the Resident with daily opportunities of clinical challenge and professional growth.

Our Pharmacy Service is comprised of people that enjoy being out front with innovative changes in our distribution and clinical programs. This attitude is evident in the strong support our Residency programs receive from the Pharmacy Service and the Medical Center itself.

Clinical Video Telehealth:

Unique to this Residency is the programmatic and technical support of the Rural Health Training Initiative (RHTI) at VA Maine. Clinical Video Technology (CVT) high resolution units are used at VA Maine to provide diabetes, HTN, anticoagulation and other clinical pharmacy services to Veterans whom otherwise would either not have this available to them at their Rural clinic or, would need to drive hours to one of our larger CBOCs.

PGY2 Resident's Office Space with CVT Units

The use of CVT is innovative and informative, but the process of organizationally and “virtually” developing care teams at these outlying clinics provides the Resident with truly unique and invaluable experience in clinical team building. RHTI’s emphasis on interprofessional care delivery means the PGY2 Resident will frequently encounter a very rewarding team emphasis to his/her work.

Collegiality with other Residents

The PGY2 Resident will have opportunities for immediate and frequent contact in the work and social setting with the three PGY1 Residents at VA Maine. Additionally, all of VA Maine’s Residents participate in the broader community of Pharmacy Residents through University of New England’s sponsored learning and social activities for Pharmacy Residents in Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, Augusta and other health care facilities in Maine.