PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at FHCC/North Chicago VA Medical Center
Location: North Chicago, Illinois
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and allow for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.
The purpose of our PGY2 residency is to prepare the resident for practice in inpatient and outpatient settings, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder among others involving psychiatric pharmacotherapy. The resident is also offered the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate through the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy, precept pharmacy students, and participate in didactic teaching. Building upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY1 residency, the resident will achieve the ability to provide care in the most complex of cases or in the support of care through practice leadership. Upon completion of this residency, the resident will have the ability to function independently as a mental health practitioner. A resident who successfully completes this PGY2 residency should possess competencies that enable attainment of board certification in psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP).
About PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at FHCC/North Chicago VA Medical Center
Thank you for your interest in our pharmacy residency programs. Our residency programs allow flexibility and diversity designed to help our residents enhance clinical skills, develop managerial knowledge, and advance oral and written communication abilities.
The Captain James A. Lovell Pharmacy Department is affiliated with Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy. Residents have the opportunity to co-precept students in the following rotations: acute medicine, ambulatory care, long-term care, psychiatry, advanced hospital pharmacy practice, emergency medicine, critical care, specialty medicine, and oncology.
If you would like to be part of the health care team providing essential services to this unique veteran and active duty patient population, please consider a pharmacy residency at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center!