Welcome to the Veterans Affairs
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s
PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs
These Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residencies located in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, provide residents with the skills and knowledge required to enter a contemporary practice environment where they can effectively provide clinical services. We, at TVHS, understand the changing face of pharmacy healthcare and strive to prepare our residents for entrance into a competitive job market. Be it clinical skills, research, publication, teaching, or leadership, we care about our residents’ future and will prepare each of them for a meaningful career as a pharmacy practitioner. For this reason, our PGY1 resident training schedules are adjustable to emphasize primary care, acute medicine, or the geriatric care setting.
The Ambulatory Care PGY2 residency schedule provides ample opportunities in ambulatory care with the opportunity to work with thirteen clinical pharmacists who run clinics specializing in management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hepatitis C, dementia, and Vitamin D deficiency in addition to anticoagulation clinics and a pain management clinic. The specific program schedules for each resident are customized initially based on the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. We then continually customize the plan throughout the training year at regular intervals based on evolving resident goals and interests as well as training needs determined by preceptor evaluations, resident self-evaluations, and quarterly evaluations by the Residency Leadership Board. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate.
The Pyschiatry PGY2 residency schedule provides ample opportunities in mental health including a 60 bed acute psychiatry unit, interprofessional mental health outpatient clinics, long-term care and pain management. The specific program schedules are customized initially based on the resident’s goals, interests and previous experience. We then continually customize the plan throughout the training year at regular intervals based on evolving resident goals, interest and feedback as well as training needs determined by preceptor evaluations, resident self-evaluations and quarterly evaluations. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate.
We, at TVHS, take pride in our residents and our residency programs. We are at the forefront of pharmacy practice and hope you choose to consider our site as a place to complete your PGY1 or PGY2 residency and begin your pharmacy career. Please take a minute and look through this website to learn more about our exciting programs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail any one of us.
For the PGY1, please contact:
PGY1 Residency Program Director: Cassie Benge, BS Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE at Cassandra.Benge2@va.gov
PGY1 Residency Recruitment Coordinator: Rebecca J. Cripps, Pharm.D., BCPS at Rebecca.Cripps@va.gov
Current Residents: Anna Aaron at Anna.Aaron@va.gov; Jennifer Easterling at Jennifer.Easterling@va.gov; Terry Hoffmann at Terry.Hoffmann@va.gov; Mallory Jones at Mallory.Jones2@va.gov; Stephen Neu at Stephen.Neu@va.gov; Jessica Parra at Jessica.Parra@va.gov; Michelle Valentine at Michelle.Valentine3@va.gov; Julie Wallace at Juliet.Wallace2@va.gov
For the Ambulatory Care PGY2, please contact:
PGY2 Residency Program Director: M. Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D., BCPS, BC-ADM at Michael.McFarland2@va.gov
PGY2 Residency Recruitment Coordinator: Rebecca J. Cripps, Pharm.D., BCPS at Rebecca.Cripps@va.gov
Current PGY2 Resident: Lauralee Gordon Maxwell at Lauralee.Maxwell@va.gov
For the Psychiatry PGY2, please contact:
PGY2 Residency Program Director: Jennifer Bean, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP at Jennifer.Bean@va.gov
This is a new program with the first resident starting in the 2013-2014 class.
Find out more about us at these locations:
VA Pharmacy Residency Program
American Society of Health System Pharmacists