This 12-month psychiatric pharmacy residency program is designed to provide the resident with a well-rounded training of managing patients with a variety of psychiatric and neurologic conditions. The major training site will be a RUHS Arlington Campus, a 77 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital comprised of two 28 bed adult units, one 9 bed adult psychiatric intensive care unit, and 12 adolescent beds, as well as an adult ED, child/adolescent ED and COVID unit. The resident will also spend a large portion of time at the parent campus, RUHS Medical Center. Required rotations include adult inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry, neurology, academia, geriatrics, emergency psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and psychiatric pharmacy operations. The PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy resident will serve as a mental health practitioner under a collaborative practice agreement with the RUHS ambulatory clinics where they will be responsible for comprehensive medication management of a caseload of patients with various psychiatric diagnoses. The resident will complete a research project suitable for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists in April, as well as the ASHP Midyear meeting. Additionally, the resident will perform didactics at several local pharmacy schools, as well as to the psychiatric medical residents.
PharmD degree (including Pharmacy School Transcripts)
RUHS Medical Center:
From our humble beginnings in 1893 as Riverside County’s first general hospital, Riverside University Health System – Medical Center stands today as a pillar of excellence in health care and medical education in the region. RUHS includes the 439-bed Medical Center with 12 ORs, a level I Trauma Center in addition to adult/pediatric/neonatal intensive care units, a birthing center and a separate Behavioral Health Center featuring both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services. Ambulatory Care services include primary and specialty care clinics located across thirteen Community Health Centers. RUHS is a multi-affiliated academic medical center with training programs for various healthcare disciplines, with approximately 3,500 employees. RUHS has the capacity to manage 200,000 patient visits in specialty clinics; the ED & Trauma Unit have the capacity to manage over 100,000 patient visits annually with diagnostic imaging visits exceeding 160,000 per year.