Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, part of Veteran Health Indiana, provides an excellent PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program for individuals interested in advanced training that is balanced between clinical service, education and research.
The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program consists of core, elective and longitudinal learning experiences designed to provide in-depth specialty training in psychiatric pharmacy. The resident will gain experience in acute care and ambulatory care within the mental health treatment setting. Elective opportunities in pain management, neurology, consult liaison, and substance use disorders are also available. The program is structured to meet the needs and interests of the resident.
Required Residency Activities:
Formal departmental presentations
Formal Grand Rounds presentation
Presentation of research project at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Annual Meeting
Lean Yellow Belt training
BLS certification (if not certified)
Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) 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 month)
Medication Safety (4 weeks)
Practice Management and Professional Development (12-month longitudinal)
Distributive Staffing (12-month longitudinal)
Elective Residency Experiences (all are 4 weeks in duration):
Repetition of and required learning experience
Substance Use Disorders
Palliative Care and Pain Management
Mental Health Intensive Case Management
Didactic instruction at local College of Pharmacy (6 months duration)
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
Active pharmacy licensure (from any state)
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 10, 2020:
Completion of PhORCAS application
Letter of intent
Three references completed via PhORCAS
Official college transcripts
Personal on-site interview (if offered)
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.
Indy Excellence is the hallmark of the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families, and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity: act with high moral principle, Commitment: work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries, Advocacy: be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans, Respect: treat all those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect, and Excellence: strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement (“I CARE”).