VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)
The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System offers an ASHP accredited one year PGY2 residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Our goal is to produce highly skilled psychiatric pharmacists able to excel in a variety of clinical practice settings. After completion of the residency, the resident will have the capabilities to be a leader in their future practice site and in the profession, to serve as an authoritative resource for medication information, and to be well prepared to pursue board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.
The resident will gain clinical experience in a variety of areas including outpatient and inpatient psychiatry, neurology, substance abuse, and geriatrics/long term care. Additionally, they will gain experience in pharmacoeconomics and teaching. Our preceptors are motivated with strong clinical skills. At our site, pharmacists are considered an essential part of the team and work in a highly collaborative environment. Our pharmacy practice model in ambulatory care was the winner of an ASHP Best Practices Award in 2002.
This program is affiliated with the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The hospital is located minutes from Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and world class skiing. Reno offers an ideal climate for outdoor activities, many opportunities for entertainment, and San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Yosemite National Park are within a three-hour drive.
Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree
Completion of a PGY-1 Residency
United States Citizenship
Valid US Pharmacy License
Successfully pass pre-employment physical exam
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The salary for PGY-2 residents is $44,597/year. Benefits include health insurance, 13 days of vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 holidays, health/dental benefits.