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PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency Program

The Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center/Avera Behavioral Health Center is a 12-month program designed to prepare psychiatric pharmacy practitioner(s) who will be able to function as individual providers in treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorders in a variety of clinical practice settings and who will have the ability to achieve board certification in psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP).

  • ASHP Program Code: 67002
  • NMS Code: 624866

Rotations and Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Orientation - 4 weeks (as needed)
  • Adult Psychiatry - approximately 24 weeks (divided among Adult A and Adult B units)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry - approximately 6 weeks

Elective Rotations (2-6 weeks each)

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Consult Service (at main campus)
  • Academic/Primary Preceptor Experience
  • Hospice/Advanced Geriatrics
  • Research
  • Other specialty electives as available/requested

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Residency Project
  • Teaching Skills- precepting/managing activities for PGY-1 residents, APPE and IPPE students
  • Committee involvement- Psych P&T Subcommittee
  • Patient Medication Education Group Coordination
  • Mental Health Medical Home- outpatient clinic in conjunction with Southeastern Behavioral Health

Program Goals

Program Goals

  • Develop knowledge and skills to provide patient care at the specialist level for the neuropsychiatric patient.
  • Develop strong skills in utilizing evidence based practices in treating the neuropsychiatric patient.
  • Increase skills in effective teaching techniques including the areas of didactic, precepting and continuing education settings.
  • Refine and further develop clinical research skills
  • Develop and enhance leadership skills in pharmacy practice and the profession.

The program is customized for each resident based on his/her goals, career plans, interests and experiences. Completion of a PGY1 residency is required for program admission.

Application Process

Application Process for PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency

Qualifications and requirements for candidacy:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
  • Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of South Dakota
  • Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Program (“The Match”)
  • A copy of transcripts: Undergraduate or non-pharmacy transcripts are not required. Only pharmacy school-related coursework must be submitted.
  • Three professional references using the Standardized Reference Template in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent describing reasons for seeking residency
  • Completed application submitted in PhORCAS on or before deadline January 11, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:

Margaret Haberman, Pharm.D., BCPP
Program Director (PGY2 Psychiatry)
margaret.haberman@avera.org

Professional Experience

The psychiatry pharmacy practice resident will have primary experience in the acute adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatry setting. A research project is required for graduation.

  • Complementary experiences are available in the following areas:
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Emergency Assessment
  • Partial Hospital
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacy Intern Program

Pharmacy intern positions are available to students currently enrolled in pharmacy school. Approximately five P1s and five P2s are hired each November.

Each September, positions will be posted in our careers area.

PhORCAS Application Site

Visit the PhORCAS site (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) to submit application information.

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