The Regions Hospital PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program aims to train pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care, participate as a member of the health care team, and provide education of patients, health professionals and themselves. In addition, residents will learn to perform self-monitoring and demonstrate leadership through contributions to performance improvement. Residents will be encouraged to develop an approach to the profession that can lead to life-long learning and career satisfaction. The program will provide the learning environment, instruction, mentoring, and evaluation necessary to prepare pharmacists to work independently in a psychiatric patient care setting and to sit for BCPP certification upon graduation. We are also committed to giving our residents the skills to effectively precept and mentor pharmacy students, residents, and learners from other disciplines.
The PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum which offers training in a variety of psychiatric practice settings and follows the ASHP Accreditation Standards for PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs and adheres to the required competency areas, goals, and objectives for PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residencies. Residents are required to fulfill additional program requirements in order to establish comprehensive skills as pharmacy practitioner.
Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy-Madison
PGY1 program location: Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, MN/North Dakota State University in Fargo ND
Clinical interest areas: Adult Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Public Health
Why I chose Regions: I was drawn to the psychiatry PGY2 at Regions because of their interprofessional approach to mental health care and the volume and variety of patients seen at Regions. As the largest provider of inpatient health services in the Twin Cities East Metro, Regions provides abundant opportunities to grow as a psychiatric pharmacist with the support of welcoming and knowledgeable preceptors.