Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2) - VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
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VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System


Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)

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PGY-2 Program
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About Reno

Program Director
Kelly Krieger, PharmD BCPP
VA Sierra Nevada HCS
975 Kirman Ave (119)
Reno, Nevada 89502
Tel: (775) 326-2950
Fax: (775) 328-1838
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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.

Interested applicants may review our brochure and application instructions. You may also review a copy of our residency manual.

Additional Information

This program is affiliated with the Idaho State University College of PharmacyRoseman 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 FranciscoNapa 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
  • This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.


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.