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 three main practice sites for this residency program are Seton Shoal Creek Hospital (SSC), Austin State Hospital (ASH) and the CommUnity Care clinics. 

Seton Shoal Creek Hospital is a 115 bed private, nonprofit psychiatric hospital that operates as a component of the Seton Healthcare Network. In conjunction with University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Seton offers an accredited residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Clinical services include adult acute care psychiatry, substance abuse detoxification, child and adolescent psychiatry, admissions, and clinical management.  Elective experiences available at other hospitals or clinics within the Seton Family of Hospitals include: Medication Safety, Psychiatry Consult Liaison, and Neurology.  For more information on 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, clinical psychopharmacology consult service, and geriatric psychiatry.   An elective rotation in forensic psychiatry may be possible, based on preceptor availability.  For more information on the Austin State Hospital, click on: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhhospitals/AustinSH/default.shtm
CommUnity Care Clinics of Austin/Travis County offer non-profit health services to medically underserved patients.  The psychopharmacology clinic offers services one-half day a week at the South Austin Clinic.  For more information about CommUnity Care clinics, please visit their website at: http://communitycaretx.org/
Residency Program PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
Required and Elective Rotations:

The PGY2 – Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program is designed with the residency director and residency faculty 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

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

ASH

6 weeks

Dr. Campbell

Geriatrics

ASH

6 weeks

Dr. Mican

Psychopharmacology Consult Service

ASH

4-6 weeks

Dr. Mican
Dr. Campbell

Academic-Precepting

SSC

6 weeks


Substance Abuse

SSC

4 weeks

Dr. Smith

Longitudinal

Academic

SSC/UT

12 months


Outpatient

CommUnity Care Clinic

9 months


Pharmacy Administration

All

12 months

Dr. Carroll
Dr. Smith

Research Project

All

12 months

All



Elective Rotations

location

length

PharmacIST Preceptor

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

SSC

4 weeks

Dr. Smith

Forensic Psychiatry

ASH

4 weeks

Dr. Mican

Pharmacy Administration

SSC

4 weeks

Dr. Carroll

Child and Adolescent Neurology

DCMC

4 weeks


Psychiatry Consult Liaison

SMCA
UMCB

4 weeks

Dr. Smith
Dr. Murthy*
Dr. McRoberts*

*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 in the PGY2 Residency 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.  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 the Clinical Psychopharmacology and Therapeutics Course for the UT Southwestern psychiatry residents and faculty, and the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M medical students.  The resident will also have select teaching responsibilities at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy which may include: pharmacotherapy lectures for nursing students, clinical case-based laboratories, and advanced practice experiential rotations for Pharm.D. students.  Participation in the UT Academic Training Program (teaching certificate program) is required.

Presentations:

  • UT Pharmacotherapy conference is on a weekly basis.  The resident will present at one pharmacotherapy conference per year.
  • Journal club is held once a month.  Pharmacy faculty, residents and students all participate in journal club. 
  • Topic discussions and inservice presentations will be rotation specific.
  • Residents are also expected to teach medication education classes to patients at both SSC and 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 Pharmcotherapy Update).

Stipend & Benefits

  • Annual Stipend for 2012-2013: $39,000.
  • Each trainee receives 10 personal days and 5 professional days. 
  • Individual health insurance is provided by the University of Texas. 
  • Residents are expected to carry their own malpractice insurance policy.
For more information, contact Tawny Smith, Pharm.D., BCPP at tbsmith@seton.org

 

Last Reviewed: December 20, 2012

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


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