PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy residency
The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System offers an ASHP accredited one year PGY2 residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Our goal is to produce highly skilled psychiatric pharmacists able to excel in a variety of clinical practice settings.
The resident will gain clinical experience in a variety of areas including outpatient and inpatient psychiatry, neurology, substance abuse, and geriatrics/long term care. Additionally, they will gain experience in pharmacoeconomics and teaching. Our preceptors are motivated with strong clinical skills. At our site, pharmacists are considered an essential part of the team and work in a highly collaborative environment. Our pharmacy practice model in ambulatory care was the winner of an ASHP Best Practices Award in 2002.
- Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree
- Completion of a first-year pharmacy practice residency or equivalent experience
- United States citizenship
- 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: www.natmatch.com/ashprmp.
The salary for PGY-2 residents is approximately $44,597/year. Benefits include health insurance, 13 days of vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 holidays, paid tuition and travel to required events, office with up-to-date computer systems, and paid administrative leave for conferences and educational events.
The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System offers an ASHP accredited one year PGY2 residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Our goal is to produce highly skilled psychiatric pharmacists able to excel in a variety of clinical practice settings. After completion of the residency, the resident will have the capabilities to be a leader in their future practice site and in the profession, to serve as an authoritative resource for medication information, and to be well prepared to pursue board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.
- Outpatient Psychiatry I & II
- Inpatient Psychiatry I & II
- Substance Use Disorders
- High Acuity Care, Mental Health
- CLC/Geriatrics psych (Long term care)
- Longitudinal Project
- Drug Monograph
- Research Article Review
- Longitudinal Mental Health Progression to Running One’s Clinic
- Mental Health Pharmacy Didactics
- Advanced rotation of a required rotation, Suicide Prevention, Geriatric Psychiatry Rotation for Home Based Primary Care, Ambulatory Care, Acute Care medicine, Academic detailing, Inpatient/Internal Medicine, Inpatient Swing Shift
- Teaching Certificate (if not obtained already), teaching lectures at local physician assistant school
How to apply
The deadline is January 5.
Important dates for matching can be found at ASHP.
Application must include
- A letter of intent describing reasons for pursuing this residency (limit one page).
- Curriculum Vitae
- College of Pharmacy Transcripts (Official)
- Three (3) Professional Letters of Recommendation submitted through PhORCAS
- The following forms are required after acceptance:
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This program is affiliated with the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The hospital is located minutes from Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and world class skiing. Reno offers an ideal climate for outdoor activities, many opportunities for entertainment, and San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park are within a three-hour drive.