Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

ASHP Accredited Residency in Psychiatric Practice
The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and Affiliated Institutions

General Overview:
The goal of The University of Texas Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Psychiatric Pharmacy Program is primarily to prepare individuals to become independent, skilled clinicians in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and practice.  Critical to the core values of our program is the emphasis on the importance of advancing knowledge and skills in the care of individuals with mental disorders, and in understanding the unique characteristics of mental healthcare systems.  Individuals successfully completing our program will be prepared for a variety of exciting and challenging career opportunities in academia, professional practice, managed mental health care, or the pharmaceutical industry.


Practice Areas:
The two main practice sites for this residency program are Seton Shoal Creek Hospital (SSC) and the Austin State Hospital (ASH). 
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital is a 115 bed private, not for profit psychiatric teaching hospital that operates as a component of the Seton Healthcare Family. In conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin Medical School, Seton offers an accredited residency in psychiatry and fellowships in psychosomatics and child psychiatry. Clinical experiences offered at SSC include adult acute care psychiatry, addictions medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, and clinical management.  Elective experiences available at other hospitals or clinics within the Seton Healthcare Family include: Psychiatry Consult Liaison and Neurology.  For more information on Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, click on: http://www.seton.net/locations/shoal_creek/

Austin State Hospital is a 315 bed public sector acute and intermediate care psychiatric hospital serving the mental health needs for over 3 and a half million Texas citizens. The resident gains experience in a variety of clinical environments from the Austin State Hospital campus, including: adult acute care psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and clinical psychopharmacology consult service.   Elective rotations in forensic psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry may be possible, based on preceptor availability.  For more information on Austin State Hospital, click on: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhhospitals/AustinSH/default.shtm


Residency Program PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
Required and Elective Rotations:

The PGY2 - Psychiatry Residency Program is designed with the residency director to provide a well-rounded and individualized experience.  To the best of our ability, the rotation schedule will be known at the beginning of the year with the knowledge that changes can occur.

 

Required Rotations

Location

Length

PharmacIST Preceptor

Acute Care

Adult Acute Care

ASH
SSC

6 weeks
6 weeks

Dr. Mican
Dr. Smith
Dr. Kattura

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

ASH

4 weeks

Dr. Campbell

Psychopharmacology Consult Service

ASH

4 weeks

Dr. Mican

Academic-Precepting

SSC

6 weeks

Dr. Smith
Dr. Kattura

Addictions Medicine

SSC

6 weeks

Dr. Lewis

Longitudinal

Academic

SSC/UT

12 months

Dr. Kattura

Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic

Seton Mind Institute

12 months (half day/wk)

Dr. Smith

Pharmacy Administration

All

12 months

Dr. Lewis

Research Project

All

12 months

All



Elective Rotations

location

length

PharmacIST Preceptor

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

SSC

4 weeks

Dr. Smith
Dr. Lewis

Forensic Psychiatry

ASH

4 weeks

Dr. Mican

Geriatric Psychiatry

ASH

4-6 weeks

Dr. Mican

Pharmacy Administration

SSC

4 weeks

Dr. Lewis

Pediatric Neurology

DCMC

4 weeks

Dr. Hovinga

Psychiatry Consult Liaison

 

SMCA
UMCB
DCMC

4-6 weeks

Dr. Smith
Dr. Murthy*
Dr. McRoberts*
Dr. Alonso*

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

UT Student Health Center

4 weeks

Dr. Smith
Dr. Eshelman*

Psychiatric Emergency Department

UMCB

4 weeks

TBD

*Physician Preceptor (co-precepts with pharmacist preceptor)
ASH = Austin State Hospital 
DCMC = Dell Children’s Medical Center
SMCA = Seton Medical Center Austin
SSC = Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
UMCB = University Medical Center-Brackenridge
UT = The University of Texas at Austin

Additional Requirements:

Research:
All research projects completed during the PGY2 residency year require approval of the University Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Research Subjects (IRB).  Depending on the project, the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Seton IRB may also need to approve the research project.  Residents must complete minimum training in human research ethics, as required by each institution.  A research project is required for the residency program and the findings must be written up in manuscript form before the end of the training year. 
Teaching:
The resident will teach in a variety of settings.  The resident will participate in teaching Somatic Therapies for the UT-Austin psychiatry residents and faculty.  The resident will also have select teaching responsibilities at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy which may include: pharmacotherapy lectures in the psychopharmacology elective, clinical case-based laboratories, patient assessment lab, and advanced practice experiential rotations for Pharm.D. students.  Participation in the UT Academic Training Program (teaching certificate program) is required.
Presentations:

  • UT Resident Rounds (pharmacy grand rounds) is held on a weekly basis.  The resident will present at one resident rounds presentation per year.
  • Journal club is held once a month.  Psychiatric pharmacy faculty, residents and students all participate in journal club.
  • Presentation at the UT Austin interdisciplinary case conference 
  • Topic discussions and in-service presentations will be rotation specific.
  • Residents are also expected to teach medication education classes to patients at ASH.

Professional Meetings:
Residents will receive support for one meeting per academic year.  It is recommended that the resident attend the annual CPNP meeting.  Support for meeting attendance is contingent upon submission of an abstract for presentation.  Residents may also attend regional meetings (ALCALDE, the UT Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Update).

Stipend & Benefits

  • Annual Stipend for 2014-2015: $40,000.
  • Each trainee receives 10 personal days, 7 holidays and 12 sick days per year. 
  • Individual health insurance is provided by The University of Texas. 
  • Residents are expected to carry their own malpractice insurance policy.

Application & More Information:
The following materials must be submitted in PhORCAS by January 7, 2015:

Required materials Directions for submission
Official sealed transcript Submitted to PhORCAS
Curriculum vitae Upload PDF to PhORCAS
Letter of intent Upload PDF to PhORCAS
3 letters of recommendation Recommenders must upload a written letter of recommendation in addition to the form in PhORCAS

 
It is the resident candidate’s responsibility to ensure that a complete application packet is received by 11:59pm cst on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for the selection of an onsite interview.


You will be notified whether or not you have been selected for an onsite interview by January 16, 2015. Onsite interviews will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays in late January and throughout February. We anticipate that 3-5 candidates will be selected for on-site interviews for each residency slot.
Candidates are required to give a pharmacotherapy based presentation during the interview.


PGY2 residents are required to register with the Match Program which is available at:  http://www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/   Initial notification of acceptance for the PGY2 program will be through the Match Program.  Formal letters will be mailed in late March or early April. 

 

 

Last Reviewed: December 01, 2014

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737


For specific programs, contact:

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