PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program

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The mission/purpose of the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to prepare the resident to independently practice as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist in either a non-academic psychiatric setting or an academic psychiatric setting based upon resident preference and to obtain their board certification in psychiatric pharmacy. 


Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: January 10
Starting Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $49,000+
Interview Required: On-Site
Interview Notification: February 15

Professional Experiences:


  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • General Outpatient Mental Health
  • Practice Management
  • Orientation
  • Teaching
  • Service Commitment—Inpatient Staffing
  • Research

Selective (Pick at least two):

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Outpatient Neurology/Pain
  • Consultation Liaison 


  • ER Psychiatry
  • Severe Mental Illness (Mental Health Intensive Case Management)
  • Outpatient Women’s Health
  • Inpatient II
  • Outpatient Mental Health II
  • Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program
  • Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program

Research Project

The resident will work on an approved research project which will be presented at a national conference. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will submit a written copy of the project, suitable for publication, to the program director.


At a minimum, the resident will complete one ACPE certified presentation. The resident will also complete a medication use evaluation report and present the findings to the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. Other opportunities may present where residents can assist with teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, complete in services for psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and nursing staff, or deliver presentations to the medical students.

Teaching Certificate:

The resident will be strongly encouraged to receive a teaching certificate from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in collaboration with the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy.


The resident will gain experience in educating and serving as a preceptor for the University of Illinois Pharm.D. candidates and assist with precepting post graduate year one residents.


13 vacation
13 sick days
10 holidays