The PGY2 Psychiatry Residency program aims to train residents to perform confidently as an independent practitioner in a variety of psychiatric care settings, to become an effective educator, preceptor, leader, and professional, and develop critical thinking and learning skills. The program is designed to provide the resident opportunities to confidently assume progressive clinical roles.
Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of patient care settings under the supervision of board certified psychiatric pharmacists. These areas include acute psychiatric care, ambulatory psychiatric care, and residential rehabilitation. Required experiences in operations, medication safety, research and practice management allow for the well-rounded development of the resident. Elective opportunities in treating serious mental illness, addictions, pain management, neurology and toxicology offer the resident flexibility, tailoring the program to the career aspirations of each resident.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Active pharmacy licensure (Any valid state licensure accepted due to service within a federal facility)
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, or completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency that is in the ASHP accreditation process
Requirements for Application: Due January 15th
Completion of PhORCAS Application
Letter of intent
Three references completing PhORCAS reference form
Official college transcripts
Personal on-site interview (if offered)
Required Residency Activities
Formal Departmental Presentations
Formal Grand Rounds Presentation
Presentation of research project at regional residency conference
Lean Yellow and Green Belt Training
BLS certification (if not certified)
Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior training
Required Residency Rotations
Acute Care Psychiatry (6 weeks)
Ambulatory Care Psychiatry (6 weeks)
Residential Rehabilitation Treatment (6 weeks)
Research (12 month longitudinal and 4 week concentrated rotation)
Medication Safety (4 weeks)
Academic and Professional Development (12 month longitudinal)
Pharmacy Operations (12 month longitudinal)
About Indianapolis VA Medical Center
Since 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois. Indianapolis VAMC provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some noteworthy specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, radiation oncology treatment and community based extended care. The facility is aggressively utilizing emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. The medical center was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership VISN 11 Polytrauma Level 2 Center and is currently providing ongoing support to the returning veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). Additionally, the medical center has a 50-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program targ...eting homeless veterans.
The medical center operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Terre Haute, Martinsville, and Edinburgh. The more than 60,000 veteran patients (3,700 women) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 613,000 outpatient visits and over 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.