The psychiatric specialty residency supported by Parkland Health and Hospital System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is designed to produce clinical pharmacists who are competent to practice in a wide variety of psychiatric practice settings. The 12-month program is designed to lead the resident through a variety of monthly and longitudinal practice experiences. A psychiatric pharmacist should possess a mastery of clinical skills needed to optimize the pharmacologic therapy to treat patients with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders in various mental health settings. The residency includes core rotations that are chosen to establish a strong base in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Core disorders within this residency include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse. The resident may choose electives based on his/her career goals. Although the residency is designed around core and elective monthly or longitudinal rotations, the focus of the training will be to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for a Specialized Residency in Psychiatry. The residency provides the environment necessary to achieve the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients with a wide range of disorders. The program will foster the development of an independent and versatile practitioner. The program is also designed to produce well rounded, independent professionals through experiences in teaching, research, and professional activities.
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Hold an active pharmacy license, or be eligible for licensure in Texas
Candidates should have completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Candidates will be required to consent in writing to undergo a background check prior to employment
About Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland is a Level I trauma center serving the indigent patients of Dallas County. Parkland serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. More than 60 percent of the doctors in the Dallas area have undergone formal training at Parkland.
The hospital system boasts several Centers of Excellence with the most skilled health professionals and state-of-the-art tools and equipment:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Women & Infants
The Parkland Pharmacy department consists of more than 500 personnel. The ambulatory services include over 150 specialty clinics, 12 community oriented primary care clinics, Jail Health and Mobile HOMES homeless outreach program.