United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Thank you for your interest in our pharmacy residency programs.  Our residency programs allow flexibility and diversity designed to help our residents enhance clinical skills, develop managerial knowledge, and advance oral and written communication abilities.

The Captain James A. Lovell Pharmacy Department is affiliated with and holds co-funded faculty positions with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy.  Residents have the opportunity to co-precept students in the following rotations: acute medicine, ambulatory care, long-term care, psychiatry, advanced hospital pharmacy practice, emergency medicine, critical care specialty medicine and oncology.

If you would like to be part of the health care team providing essential services to this unique patient population, please consider a pharmacy residency at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center!

During the pharmacy residency:

  1. Resident will have the skills to provide direct patient care in a hospital setting in which the resident has contributed and actively participated in daily patient care activities.
  2. Resident will have the skills to develop and implement innovative pharmacy services as well as expand and maintain existing programs.
  3. Resident will be equipped to make appropriate decisions in clinical problem solving, judgment, and decision making by assessing patient-specific medical problems, evaluating drug therapies, and designing comprehensive drug plans.
  4. Resident will be able to educate pharmacy students through active teaching in introductory and/or advanced clinical pharmacy practice experiences and didactic education.
  5. Resident will complete a residency project suitable for publication and presentation.
  6. Resident will develop verbal and written communication skills by providing education to patients and other healthcare professionals.
  7. Resident will have ability to appropriately document clinical interventions and patient education in a computerized medical record system.
  8. Resident will have skills to integrate data obtained from multiple sources to derive an overall conclusion or answer to a drug information inquiry.

Pharmacists working on the ward

Lovell FHCC Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency Program
PGY1 and PGY2 Information


Janet Lederman,

Clinical Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Program Director

Toll Free:
(800) 393-0865
ext. 85454

Jennifer Zacher, Pharm.D., BCPP
Assistant Division Officer, Pharmacy Division
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy
Residency Program Director

224-610-4318Toll Free:
(800) 393-0865
ext. 84318


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