Jesse Brown VA Medical Center PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program was ASHP accredited in 2016 and provides a setting where residents can learn to work within an interdisciplinary team to assist with patient care. Residents will be exposed to veterans with a wide variety of disease states including (but not limited to) PTSD, substance abuse, depressive disorders, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorders. The program is designed to develop a resident’s knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management through patient interviews, medication groups, and working with the teams in the various practice settings. The goal of this program is to prepare the resident to independently practice as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist in either an academic or non-academic psychiatric setting.
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Archana Jhawar, Pharm.D., BCPP PGY-2 Residency Program Director Address: 820 South Damen (119) Chicago, IL 60612 email: Archana.Jhawar@va.gov
Requirements for consideration of application include:
Pharm.D. degree from ACPE
Eligibility for licensure
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation primarily from clinical clerkship preceptors or faculty– using the standardized form in PhORCAS
College transcripts (official, sealed)
About Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level II Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary and tertiary care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry and geriatrics. The JBVAMC has active affiliations with Northwestern University Medical School and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and Pharmacy. Over 900 University residents, interns, and students are trained each year. Pharmacy service trains over 120 students from the University of Illinois annually.