PGY2 Psychiatry Program - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
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PGY2 Psychiatry

Accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy PGY2


VA-TVHS PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy will prepare resident(s) to enter a clinical practice setting in psychiatric pharmacy as an integral member of the interprofessional healthcare team focused on achieving optimal outcomes associated with medication use. The resident will be prepared to become a board certified psychiatric pharmacist and to function as a clinical pharmacy specialist in inpatient and outpatient mental health services and/or academia by completion of the residency program.


The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience that typically begins during the third week in June (this can be adjusted based on PGY-1 completion date). Eight of the twelve months are comprised of required rotations in core subject areas that are considered to be essential for the psychiatric pharmacy practitioner. A broad range of elective rotations are available for the remaining months to permit the resident flexibility in attaining individual goals. Residents will have teaching opportunities through an interprofessional training program, including both precepting and didactic opportunities.. They are also an integral team member in the outpatient mental health interprofessional trainee clinic.


  • A competitive stipend of $45,221
  • 10 federal holidays per year
  • Vacation days and sick leave are both accrued at a rate of 4 hours every two weeks totaling 13 days of paid vacation time and 13 days of paid sick leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental/Vision insurance
  • Residents are encouraged to attend the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual meeting and the MidSouth residency conference in the spring.
  • Travel funds are available to offset some of the expenses for these educational meetings

Psychiatry PGY2 Residency Rotations

Core and longitudinal rotations are designed to maximize the resident’s learning experience. Core rotations include working in the inpatient, outpatient and long-term care environments. The PYG-2 also works with interprofessional treatment teams in outpatient mental health clinics as a longitudinal experience throughout the year. Other required longitudinal rotations include administration, academia, and research. Additionally, each resident will have opportunities for elective opportunities.

Required Rotations:

Core experiences are scheduled along with electives throughout the residency year.

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient psychiatry service (2 months)
  • Medical psychiatry service
  • Chronic Pain Management I
  • Chronic Pain Management II
  • Long-term care psychiatry
  • Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

Longitudinal Experience:

  • Academia with optional teaching certificate (1 year)
  • Administration (1 year)
  • Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) (6 months)
  • Research (1 year)
  • Special Populations (substance use disorder transitions of care, geriatric evaluation, and women’s BHIP) (6 months)

Elective Rotations:

  • Academic Detailing
  • Consult and Liaison Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)
  • Addiction Treatment Services
  • Mental Health Administration

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen who has completed a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum from an accredited school of pharmacy and has completed, or in the process of completing, a PGY1 ASHP accredited or pending accreditation residency program.

All applicants must participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Process and submit application materials through PhORCAS.

Application Materials Required

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation using standard template in PhORCAS (no longer requiring formal letters of recommendation)

Application Deadline

All application materials are due no later than January 8th. Qualified applicants will be notified of a formal interview date no later than February 15th.

Program Number: 683666

Application Deadline is January 1, 2022

Please use Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, PhORCAS, to apply at .

For Information, Please Contact:

PGY2 Residency Program Director: Jennifer Bean, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP at