Residency Special Features:Our program will offer learning experiences in a variety of mental health practice environments and psychiatric patient populations. Core experiences will include inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health clinic, pain management clinic, neurology/neurocritical care, clozapine treatment team, mental health didactics & leadership, pharmacy benefits management and research. Elective rotations may include unique learning experiences such as psychiatry consult service, mental health intensive case management, substance abuse treatment clinic, geriatric & extended care, and academic detailing.
Fringe Benefits:Thirteen days paid vacation and sick leave/year, paid federal holidays, authorized education leave to attend select professional meetings, health/dental/life insurance available
Special Requirements for Acceptance:Pharm.D. or equivalent experience, Successful completion of a PGY1 Residency Program, Current licensure through any U.S. State Board of Pharmacy, U.S. citizenship, Curriculum vitae, Academic transcripts, Three letters of reference, VA form 10-2850c (http://www.charleston.va.gov/Documents/Application_10-2850c-fill.pdf)
Training Site Type:Hospital
Site Special Features:The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System is comprised of one medical center and six community based outpatient clinics. The Charleston VA Medical Center, located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, will be the primary training site. The VA Medical Center is a teaching and research institution affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Department of Pharmacy provides clinical rotation sites for pharmacy students from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, South University College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, University of Georgia, and University of Florida.
Average Daily Census:93
Kirby Rhodes, PharmD, BCPP
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy
Patrick Key, PharmD
Current PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident
About Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC offers a 12-month PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. The goal of the residency is to develop the resident's skills and competency in providing patient-centered care as part of multi-disciplinary primary care, specialty care, and inpatient teams. With nine core rotations and two electives, the resident is able to tailor the residency program to his/her interest area(s). We develop pharmacist clinicians for patient care positions, adjunct faculty or faculty positions, or PGY2 training. Research and continuing educational activities are included in the residency.