Our program is designed to foster competency in the area of clinical psychiatric pharmacotherapy. Residents develop advanced clinical skills through direct patient care experiences. Graduates of our program have obtained employment as clinical pharmacy specialists in psychiatry across the country in VA, DOD, and County Mental Health as well as faculty positions in academia.
Fully integrated mental health pharmacy services, including pharmacist-run medication management clinics for schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, geriatrics, military sexual trauma, and PTSD. Of note, our psychiatric pharmacists possess Scopes of Practice that allow them to practice independently as mid-level healthcare providers
Opportunities in acute, ambulatory and specialty care including a multidisciplinary inpatient unit, a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, a Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, and a Mental Health Intensive Case Management
Formal inter-professional training in psychosomatic medicine with required clinical experiences in Consult Liaison and Pain Management
Extensive teaching opportunities including precepting students and residents in Psychiatry.
The most up to date information regarding our program including application procedure, information about our preceptors and contact information will be available at Residency Showcase or accessible at https://tinyurl.com/VASanDiego-PGY2-2019-Residency.
Possess United States citizenship; Naturalized citizens must be able to provide proof of naturalization
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School or College of Pharmacy
PGY2 applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy from any state at the beginning of their residency program
PGY2 applicants must complete or be in the process of completing an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency OR have equivalent experience
About VA San Diego Healthcare System
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Provided high quality health care to 84,712 Veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18)
Offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services at the medical center in La Jolla, six community based outpatient clinics located in Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Valley, Mission Valley, Oceanside and Sorrento Valley and a residential rehabilitation treatment program
Provides medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, spinal cord injury, and advanced rehabilitation services
Training site for 1,399 medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as 678 other health professionals from pharmacy, nursing, dental, and dietetics
PROVISION OF CARE – PHARMACY SERVICE
Pharmacy services provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Decentralized unit-dose service with Barcode Medication Administration, IV Additive Service, Automated Dispensing Systems, Physician Order Entry and Automated Prescription Filling
Our Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacists, Inpatient Clinical Pharmacists, and Clinical Specialists provide a wide range of pharmaceutical care services to veterans in the inpatient a...nd outpatient settings.
OUR STAFF AND PRECEPTORS
74 pharmacists serve as preceptors to our resident trainees
Most have greater than 5 years of experience with serving as a preceptor to residents
Many are Board Certified as Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPS), Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP), Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPP), Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP), Critical Care Pharmacists (BCCCP), Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (BCIDP) and Geriatric Pharmacists (BCGP)
More than half possess Scopes of Practices which allow for prescriptive authority
OUR TEACHING PROGRAM
Multiple PGY1 and PGY2 residency training programs
Have academic relationships with two Schools of Pharmacy – University of the Pacific (UOP) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Annually provide APPEs to approximately 30 students