Chillicothe VA Medical Center
PGY-2 Psychiatry Residency Program
Chillicothe PGY-2 (Psychiatry) Pharmacy Practice Residency
Increasing stress on the mental health care delivery, new pharmacotherapeutic modalities, novel new methods of drug delivery, increasing pressure to contain mental health care costs, heightened public awareness of lack of adequate care for the mentally ill continue to place demands on pharmacists for more services. These demands, coupled with an established shortage of pharmacists trained in mental health on a national level continue to drive efforts to improve efficiency, utilize automation and computerization to reduce costs and expand information utilization. Within the VA Healthcare system, the shift from prolonged inpatient stays in acute psychiatry toward more extensive outpatient mental health services have produced a fundamental change in the role of pharmacy services in mental health. Pharmacy Service is a resource to improve patient health, medication adherence, and prevent hospitalization. To meet those demands, mental health pharmacists must be trained to improve drug delivery, improve overall safety of drug use, improve patient and health care partners understanding of rational drug therapy, monitor patients’ response to therapy and intervene appropriately, and provide surveillance to assure quality and promote efficient utilization of resources.
| A. Residents are required to complete the following learning experiences:
B. Residents can choose two elective months and once elective longitudinal experience from the following rotation options:
|Full 6-year accreditation through the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)|
How to Apply
Early commitment from the PGY-1 Program into the PGY-2 program is highly encouraged. Open PGY-2 slots are matched through PhORCAS.
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|Christopher Thomas, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS
740-773-1141 ext. 7536