UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Last updated: 11/10/2022

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Tanya J. Fabian, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
9 years as an RPD
3811 O'Hara St
Suite 1502 Thomas Detre Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Primary Practice: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
4 positions reported
Phone: 412-586-9754
Fax: 412-586-9225
Email: fabiant@upmc.edu
Web: http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu/pro...

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 2
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 2
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 75% Inpatient / 25% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 23054)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 675466)
  • Program Inception: 2014
  • Application Deadline: December 31
  • Starting Date: July 1
  • Estimated Stipend: $51,259 - $53,589
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: See website for description of benefits; 20 personal and professional days
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other:

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Mastery of Teaching Certificate Resident Research Series PharmD teaching/precepting through University of Pittsburgh
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 8 BCPPs, 8 Other Pharmacists, 2 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology

PGY1 Special Features

Mental Health Focus for PGY1; opportunity to early commit Mastery of Teaching Certificate Resident Research Series PharmD teaching/precepting through University of Pittsburgh

Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the residency program at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is to provide personalized training that will prepare graduates of the program to practice across all care settings, including acute inpatient, ambulatory behavioral health clinics, as well as academia. Training will focus on providing patient-centered care as part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective and evidence-based pharmacotherapy for individuals with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Upon successful completion of the residency program, graduates will be prepared for a rewarding career as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist and will have gained the knowledge and skills to become board certified in psychiatric pharmacy.

Site Special Features

Behavioral Health Network with an Academic Medical Center. Opportunity for practice experiences in emergency/crisis, inpatient acute, outpatient hospital-based clinic and in the community including underserved clinics.