Program Description: The primary purpose of the Psychiatric Specialty Residency is to provide training to become a Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner. The resident will develop clinical skills in the areas of Integrated Care (IC), Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders while treating the veteran population.
Residents provide patient care as members of interdisciplinary teams. They assume responsibility for the care of patients and take an active, direct role in patient care. In addition, they write progress notes for patients they assess and are granted prescribing authority under scope of practice agreement. Residents also have privileges to order laboratory and other diagnostic tests, consult other services when indicated, and develop therapeutic and monitoring plans for patient follow-up.
The program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2009, according to the ASHP Accreditation Standards for PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residencies.
Requirements: Applicants must be a graduate of an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education accredited School of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree, must be a U.S. citizen, and participate in an interview. They must also have completed or currently be enrolled in a PGY-1 residency or an equivalent experience. COVID-19 Vaccination is required.
Applicants must have an aptitude and motivation for mental health patient care. Some of the criteria considered in choosing residents include knowledge of professional practice, communication skills and ability to apply theory to practice, leadership ability, interest in the program, confidence, and maturity.
Pharmacists interested in applying for this residency program are required to complete their application through PhORCAS and include the below attachments:
The Madison VA has offered residencies in Ambulatory/Primary Care since 1983 and has trained over 150 residents to date. We currently offer a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency with a focus on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice as well as a PGY-1 General Pharmacy Practice residency. It is designed to train graduates to be excellent clinical practitioners and meets all requirements as set forth by ASHP for first year residency programs. Additionally, we offer PGY-2 programs in Ambulatory Care and Psychiatric Pharmacy. Finally, we offer a combined PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency is designed to develop leadership skills in addition to further honing of clinical practice skills. Our PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency is designed to provide highly motivated and exceptionally qualified pharmacists with a myriad of experiences in clinical practice and leadership. The PGY-2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy gives residents an opportunity to experience a variety of mental health rotations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Both residents wishing to continue with a second year at our institution and t...hose with PGY-1 Residency training from other sites are eligible to be considered for the PGY-2 Residency programs at our site. In addition to pharmacy practice training, pharmacy residents at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital receive Clinical Instructor appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by participating in the School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Laboratory. They also have the option to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by the School of Pharmacy. These experiences give residents opportunities to find careers in clinical practice, pharmacy administration, or academia.