The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is one of ten residency programs that add to the legacy and tradition of excellence in the field of pharmacy education at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This psychiatric pharmacy residency has been developed with a unique focus in academia alongside psychiatric medicine. The practice site rotations will be completed at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and through Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital) in Nashville, Tennessee.
The goal of the PGY2 Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice will be to offer training and education for pharmacists and prepare them to become clinical practitioners and leaders in this field. The residents will develop competencies and skills in the areas of psychiatric medicine and academia, while applying psychiatric pharmacy principles and best practices. They will also gain experience in the areas such as geriatric psychiatry, dual diagnosis, child/adolescent psychiatry, mood disorder, psychosis, project management, as well as staffing.
We offer an emphasis in academia with the resident having an opportunity to teach in a variety of settings including classroom, lab and small group teaching as well as precept students during the rotations. We offer a teaching and learning certificate to coincide with the precepting and teaching experience.
The residency lasts for one year and is composed of six longitudinal rotations and nine 4-8 week clinical rotations (six required and three electives) , which are completed from July to June. The deadline for applications to the program is the first Friday in January of each year. The candidate should submit the application and associated materials in the PhORCAS system.
Three letters of recommendation
Letter of intent
All materials to be submitted through PhORCAS.
Additional Salary Information: A stipend will be provided for travel and research
Internal Number: PSYCH2019
About Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Lipscomb has a rich history in preparing students to be leaders in multiple career fields and, most importantly, a strong history in preparing students for a life of service. Lipscomb's location in Nashville, Tenn. is an extraordinary asset for our students. Nashville is regarded as the health care capital of the world thanks to more than 300 health care corporations that call the city home and is growing with opportunities everyday. The pharmacy profession is also growing, and is in the midst of a revolution in health care delivery which will result in the improvement of quality of life for millions of individuals. At the center of this revolution is the discovery of and appropriate use of medications. Pharmacists in a variety of practice settings will bear accountability for achieving optimum outcomes for patients. Pharmacy is a service profession built on compassion and commitment to those who have health care needs. It is critical that pharmacists, as essential members of the health care team, apply Christian principles such as compassion, understanding and caring into their practices. The College of Pharmacy will embrace an environment that emphasizes a commitment to a life of Christian service and ideals.