This is an ASHP pre-candidate status PGY2 residency in psychiatry at UW Medicine. The primary practice sites for this program are Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Northwest Campus. The program provides twelve months of training designed to develop and refine the skills necessary to make and monitor therapeutic interventions for the safe and efficacious use of drug therapy in psychiatric patient populations.
Residents have opportunities to provide direct patient care to a diverse patient population in multiple settings across the health system. Residents work independently as an integral member of the healthcare team with guidance and mentorship from experienced preceptors. The aim of the program is to provide the specific skills and competencies to the resident that are needed to assume advanced practitioner and leadership roles in psychiatry pharmacy practice. Upon completion of the program, residents are equipped to obtain a position as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist, clinical faculty, or continuation of postgraduate training in a fellowship program.
Harborview Medical Center is a busy 413-bed county hospital and regional burn and trauma center, serving a largely indigent multicultural population. Rotations include Inpatient Adult Psychiatry, Inpatient Neurology, Inpatient/Outpatient Substance Use Disorder, Inpatient Psychiatry Consult Service and Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry (at the Northwest Hospital campus.) Residents would also have the opportunity to rotate through the Outpatient HIV Clinic, Inpatient Acute Pain, Outpatient Chronic Pain, Long-term Inpatient Treatment at the State Psychiatric Hospital, outpatient at the Seattle VA Medical Center, as well as other sites through affiliate agreements.
Applicants who are interested in UW Medicine Pharmacy Residency programs must apply through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and submit required documents for the specific program.
Qualifications of the resident:
Completion of PharmD Degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or equivalent experience
Must be eligible for licensure in the State of Washington
Appointment to this residency program is contingent upon eligibility for employment according to the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires employers to certify eligibility of employees not born in the United State. UW Medicine does not offer VISA sponsorship.
UW Medicine COVID 19 vaccination policy requires all staff (including new hires) to provide documentation that they have received the 2-dose vaccination series AND a booster(s) or complete a declination process. This must be done prior to the official start date for new hires.
UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services offers several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. While the specific mix of offerings may vary from year to year, each residency provides twelve months of intense pharmacy practice training. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual goals. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.
UW Medicine Pharmacy Residency Programs: UWMC – Montlake/UWMC – Northwest/Harborview Medical Center/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
- PGY1 Pharmacy
- Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership/M.S. (PGY1/2)
- Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
- Critical Care (PGY2)
- Infectious Disease (PGY2)
- Investigational Drugs & Research (PGY2)
- Oncology (PGY2)
- Pain Management and Palliative Care (PGY2)
- Psychiatry (PGY2)