The VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System residency program is designed to develop the resident’s skills and competency in providing patient-centered care as part of an interdisciplinary team with a focus on primary care, mental health, and geriatrics.
VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System is comprised of the Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers, and the Rochester VA Clinic, along with several community-based clinics and rural health clinics. VA Finger Lakes provides primary care, long-term care, and mental health care services to over 30,000 Veterans in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to providing outpatient care, Bath also has a 200-bed Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, an 80-bed Community Living Center (CLC), and a 15-bed medical floor that offers detoxification and low complexity in-patient treatment. Canandaigua also provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care with an 80-bed CLC. The facilities are located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in west-central New York where you can enjoy all four seasons with plenty to do all year round including hiking, biking, skiing, boating, soaring (gliders), and golf. The region is known for gorgeous lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and rolling hills, along with many wineries and culinary highlights.
Finger Lakes PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is in candidate status for ASHP Accredited and was established in 2022. While the program requires core pharmacy practice components, it also allows for flexibility in elective rotations in order for the resident to customize the program toward his/her interests. Residents will be working with pharmacists both within the outpatient and inpatient pharmacies as well as in clinics.