The Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency provides a broad range of psychiatric experiences with the goal to promote individual growth, personal development, self-reliance and responsibility to the patient. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be able to provide and establish clinical psychiatric pharmacy services as well as implement teaching programs in any patient care setting.
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System employs 10 psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialists working in a variety of mental health settings (acute inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatric clinics, domiciliary, psycho-social residential rehabilitation treatment programs, etc.). Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to work with these individuals either on rotation or by preceptorship on projects (i.e., research, medication use evaluation, journal clubs, case presentations, etc.). Additionally, pharmacy residents will gain extensive experience educating medical students and other trainees during the year through monthly medical student lectures on the topics of pharmacotherapy of psychosis, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Required rotations include:
Adult inpatient psychiatry
Adult outpatient psychiatry
Elective rotations include:
Consultation liaison psychiatry
The resident will be required to complete a research project and a medication use evaluation. A teaching certificate program is available through NEOMED (optional).
Proof of US citizenship, completion of a PGY-1 residency program, academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter of intent and three standard reference forms in PhORCAS.
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About VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the country and serves more than 112,000 Veterans a year in Northeast Ohio. It is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and is a major training site for residents in Medicine and Surgery as well as many subspecialty fields and other allied health professions.
The main medical center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in University Circle is the main site for acute medicine and surgery and also houses the General Medicine clinics as well as the majority of the specialty clinics. The CARES Tower addition opened in 2011 and houses the psychiatry unit and Community Living Center (CLC). The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is the major training site for all five pharmacy residency programs. In addition to the main medical center, there are 13 Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) located throughout Northeast Ohio to make access to care more convenient for our Veterans.