The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program at the Cincinnati VAMC builds upon general clinical skills learned during a PGY1 residency to provide specialized experience delivering pharmacy care to individuals with neuropsychiatric conditions.
Graduating residents will be well prepared to initiate psychiatric pharmacy specialty services within inpatient psychiatric facilities, patient centered ambulatory care teams, and residential rehab programs.
The residency is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns and habits; expert knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities in the mental health area of pharmacy practice.
The PGY2 Residency at the Cincinnati VA began in July 2014 as part of the VA’s mission to in-crease multidisciplinary mental health training. In July 2016 the program completed its initial ASHP accreditation visit and in May 2017 received word that the Commission on Credentialing granted a maximum of 6 years of accreditation. The program is based in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings with an emphasis in acute psychiatry and treatment of sub-stance use disorders.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center received ASHP accreditation in 1995 and accepts four residents each year.