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VA Heartland Network - VISN 15


V15 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY-2 Population Health & Data Analytics Residency Program

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited

The VA Heartland Network (Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 15) Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Group offers a one-year post-graduate year 2 residency in Population Health and Data Analytics. The VISN 15 PBM is dedicated to developing clinically proficient pharmacy benefits managers who will improve the quality and outcomes of patient care services through the integration of evidence-based population health management, formulary management, outcomes analysis, and process improvement in an integrated health system. 

The VISN 15 PBM Staff are committed to providing an environment that promotes academic excellence, service and scholarship, intellectual and personal development, and fosters the development of lifelong learners committed to advancing.

Our residency brochure is available here:  



The PGY2 residency in Population Health Management and Data Analytics builds upon PGY1 residency graduates' competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and support of optimal medication therapy outcomes. The residency trains pharmacists to integrate health information, evidence-based medicine, outcomes measurement, and data analytics to inform decisions surrounding pharmacy services and population health management. Graduates are adept in discovering and optimizing synergy between clinical knowledge, information technology, and pharmaceutical operations, equipping them to function in a multifaceted professional environment and lead change to improve patient outcomes. 


Graduates of this program will achieve mastery in population health, application of best evidence, and pharmacy informatics, enabling them to apply robust methodologies to optimize quality and outcomes within government or private health care systems and pharmacy benefits management organizations.  They will be adept in the language and concepts of information technology and programming (e.g. SQL), software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder, Pyramid Analytics) and applied pharmacoeconomic principles, while also possessing enhanced leadership and managerial skills.    


Graduates of this program will become skilled in concepts of population health management, applied pharmacoeconomic principles, and data analytics, thereby enabling them to create, implement, and optimize population health care initiatives designed to improve health outcomes of patients covered by government, managed care, or public/private health care systems, agencies, companies, and organizations.



1.  Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

2.  Completion of first-year pharmacy practice residency or equivalent experience

3.  United States citizenship

4.  Valid US Pharmacy License 

Candidates will be ranked according to the National Match Program. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. Information about registering for the Match can be found at:




Competitive stipend of $45,681/year. Benefits include health insurance, 13 days of vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 holidays, paid tuition and travel to required events, virtual learning environment, VA issued equipment, and paid tuition for conferences and/or educational and recruitment events.