The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a one-year PGY2 Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy.
The PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at UMHS is a one-year post-graduate training program designed to develop essential knowledge and skills for contemporary health-system pharmacy practice at a major academic medical center, community-based hospital or other mental health facility (e.g. VA, state hospital, community mental health center). The residency program provides the flexibility to adapt to the resident’s specific learning needs and goals. The training is provided through concentrated clinical rotations and longitudinal experiences.
The purpose of the PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency program at UMHS is to prepare psychiatry specialists who are qualified to practice in a variety of mental health environments including, but not limited to: inpatient psychiatry (acute, general adult, dual diagnosis, geriatric, child/adolescent), emergency psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry and outpatient clinics. As part of the extensive training they will receive as residents, they will also be able to identify, prevent, and resolve medication-related problems, participate as active members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, demonstrate leadership skills, and provide education to various healthcare providers.
Required Clinical Rotations:
Adult inpatient psychiatry
Consult liaison psychiatry
Psychiatric emergency service
Longitudinal ambulatory psychiatry
Elective Clinical Rotations:
General adult neurology
Psychiatric pharmacy practice management
Psychiatric pharmacy faculty development
Additional Longitudinal Activities
Rotation based teaching
Approximately every 3rd weekend for no more than 15 weeks, one minor holiday and one major holiday block.
Research and Publications Opportunity
Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the end of the residency.
Residents will receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Experience in rotation-related precepting and in teaching of Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents is widely available. In addition, the Resident will gain experience in didactic teaching of second-year Pharm.D. students at the College of Pharmacy.
Residents will also have opportunities to educate medical students, nursing staff, psychiatry residents throughout the year
Residency Director Information
Amy M. VandenBerg, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry & Neurology
University of Michigan Health Systems
Department of Pharmacy Services
Victor Vaughan House
1111 E. Catherine St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2054
Jolene Bostwick, PharmD, BCPP
Vicki Ellingrod Ringold, PharmD, BCPP
Danielle Burghardt, PharmD, BCPS
Program Assessment Strategy
The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency and utilizes the Residency Learning System model. This program has a four-part assessment strategy of learning experiences: resident evaluation of learning experience, resident evaluation of preceptor, resident self-evaluation, and preceptor evaluation of the resident’s performance during the learning experience.
Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.