Central Texas Veteran Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest VA hospitals in the country with facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. It is also one of the largest inpatient psychiatric facilities in the country, which was officially named a Mental Health Center of Excellence in 2006. Inpatient mental health services are located at Waco campus, and outpatient services are located at all facilities throughout central Texas region.
The ASHP-accredited PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) provides experiences in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric pharmacy practice areas. Pharmacy residents are eligible for a scope of practice to see patients in the Pharmacy Residents Mental Health Clinic to simulate real world experience as a clinical pharmacy specialist working in clinic starting in the fall of the residency year. Core training experiences include: adult inpatient acute psychiatry, adult outpatient mental health clinic, one-half day a week pharmacy resident clinic, pharmacy management, and clinical pharmacy consultation services. Elective rotations are also available at Darnall Hospital (on Fort Hood), PTSD residential program, serious mental illness residential program, pain management, neurology, etc. Residents will also have the opportunity to become trained and certified in Battlefield Acupuncture for chronic pain management. Residents will also get to work with the Alpha-Stim AID device for Veterans seeking an alternative to medications for the management of their anxiety, insomnia and/or depression.
All CTVHCS residents will be afforded the following teaching opportunities: presenting formal lectures (to VA employees across the state of Texas), providing CE for all pharmacy staff, patient cases, journal clubs, and precepting pharmacy residents/students. Completion of a residency project and participation in the UT Pharmacotherapy resident conference are required as well. This program is affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and a Teaching & Leadership Fellows Program (academic training program) is available through UT, where upon successful completion, a teaching certificate is awarded at the end of the year.
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Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Completion of ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) or equivalent experience. An active licensure to practice pharmacy in any state. Participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program. US citizenship with proof of naturalization if naturalized.
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.