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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
- 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
- Other specialty electives as available/requested
- 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
- 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.
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
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 January 9, 2022
For additional information, please contact:
Margaret Haberman, Pharm.D., BCPP
PGY2 Psychiatry Residency Program Director