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PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy

The PGY2 pharmacy residency in psychiatry is designed to equip residents with the skills necessary to participate as integral members of inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary teams caring for individuals with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders as well as assuming responsibility for patient-centered medication therapy.

The PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52 week period. Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency. Residency time will be generally structured as follows:

Residency Duration 52 weeks
Orientation/Training   2-4 weeks
Conference(s) *  1-2 annually (total 1 week)
Interviews/Holidays/Time off
     14 days plus 3 interview days)⬦
Project Days
5 days
Staffing Days 20 days
(in addition to scheduled weekend shifts)
Residency Learning Experiences 46 weeks

*American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) Annual Meeting required (additional conference with approval of pharmacy leadership)
Not continuous blocks

Required Rotations (9): 40 weeks

1. General Adult Inpatient  
6 weeks
2. Mood Disorders Inpatient
6 weeks
3. Geriatric Inpatient
 4 weeks
4. Young Adult Inpatient
 4 weeks
5. Adolescent Inpatient  4 weeks
6. Adult Intensive Outpatient Program  4 weeks
7. Psychiatry Emergency Department
 4 weeks
8. Neurology Inpatient
 4 weeks
9. Consultation Liaison Service  
 4 weeks

Elective Rotations: 6 weeks

  1. Child Inpatient
  2. Addiction Medicine Inpatient
  3. Academia
  4. Other/ Repeat (with Residency Director approval)

Longitudinal Experiences

  1. Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (optional in addition to required 4-week block rotation)
  2. Residency Project(s):
    - Submit research project for presentation at AAPP meeting
    - Prepare at least one manuscript suitable for publication
  3. Cost Savings Project/MUE
  4. Education and opportunities to precept:
    - Co-precept PharmD students and PGY1 pharmacy residents
    - Department publications
    - Nursing and physician in-services
    - Patient medication education groups
    - Clinical case conference presentations
    - Journal club presentations
    - Participation in virtual weekly topic discussions with fellow regional PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residents (present up to 10 total topic discussions, journal clubs, and case presentations)
    - Present didactic pharmacy lectures for a University
    - Continuing education (CE) presentations
    - Participation in health-system psychiatry formulary integration committee (quarterly meetings)
    - BCPS study group (optional)
    - Research certificate program (optional)
    - Teaching certificate program (optional)
  5. Staffing*
    - Two shifts every third weekend (12 day stretches required) and approximately 1-2 weekday shifts per month.
    - Remote on call infectious disease formulary pager coverage (schedule to be determined) 

*Any staffing shift including night shift may be filled at discretion of pharmacy leadership.

PGY2 Psychiatry Requirements for Successful Graduation

  1. 1. Education checklist complete
    a. Pharmacy Grand Rounds/CE (1 hour presentation)
    b. Clinical Case Conference  (1 20 minute presentation)
    c. Nursing and Physician In-services (minimum 5)
    e. Community Service (2 events)
    f. Journal Club presentations (4, including (1) Landmark Journal club forum)
    g. Co-precept (1)  APPE student or PGY-1 pharmacy resident
    h. Prepare/revise class review, monograph, policy, protocol or guideline (1) with EPIC ticket submission where needed
    i. Quality improvement or research project (1)
    j. Medication use evaluation (MUE)/cost savings project (1)
    k. Manuscript suitable for publication (incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback) 
    l. Provide end-of-year residency feedback
  2. Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the residency program director and coordinator)
  4. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor.  An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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