PGY2 Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency

Stratton VA Medical Center (1)

The postgraduate year two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY offers many unique opportunities.

Our brochure with summary of the program can be viewed at this LINK (update pending)


Our PGY2 resident graduates are expected to become key thought leaders in their chosen specialty field. Our first resident graduated in 2014. Since that time our PGY2’s collectively have made significant contributions to the field.  These include (updated at of 7/1/2017):

Journal Publications: over 60
Textbook Chapters: over 10
Poster Presentations at National Meetings: over 20

We also have several PGY1 Residents that participated as authors on various publications and posters. Note that the list above excludes Pharmacy Times and Drug Topics online articles, Blogs, and Online Commentaries which are all searchable online.

Early Commitment for 2019 Resident Year
Amelia L. Persico, PharmD, MBA

Current PGY2 Resident
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD

Past PGY2 Residents Graduates
Erica L. Wegrzyn, BA, BS, PharmD (2017); Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany NY
Jacqueline H Pratt Cleary, BS, PharmD, BCACP (2016); Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany NY
Thien C Pham, PharmD (2015); Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach CA
Timothy Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE (2014); Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Murfreesboro TN