VCU Health, Richmond, VA

Last updated: 10/03/2023

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Sandra Mitchell, PharmD, BCPP
6 years as an RPD
401 North 12th Street
Basement, Room B-205
P.O. Box 980042
Richmond, VA 23298-0042
Primary Practice: VCU Health System
0 positions reported
Phone: 804-828-5618
Fax: 804-828-5589
Web: https://vcuhspharmacyresidency.v...

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 85% Inpatient / 15% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 38105)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 599966)
  • Program Inception: 2001
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2024
  • Estimated Stipend: 49,816
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Ten days paid vacation and personal leave, paid holidays, educational and professional leave, health insurance, academic appointment
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Offered to current VCU Health PGY1 pharmacy practice residents

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • GRE
  • US Citizenship

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Clinical Toxicology

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The program is comprised of six required and three elective rotations across the age continuum for both acute and ambulatory psychiatric practice. The rotations are generally five weeks in duration; the administrative and staffing/operation experiences occur longitudinally within the main inpatient pharmacy and psychiatric satellite pharmacy over the course of the year. Additional elective rotations available include clinical toxicology and emergency psychiatry. The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident is given an academic faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in the VCU School of Pharmacy with opportunities to provide didactic instruction (e.g., lectures, team-based learning and skills lab sessions, case conferences) and experiential training (e.g., APPEs) for Doctor of Pharmacy students from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Residents may participate in an elective teaching and learning certificate program.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 3 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

The VCUHS residency program is designed to provide advanced training and education, beyond the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, in psychopharmacology and psychiatric pharmacy practice. Clinical emphasis is on acute adult psychiatry with opportunities for experiences in child/adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neurology, and in ambulatory psychiatry settings. Upon completion of this PGY2 program, the resident will be prepared for a psychiatric clinical pharmacist position with adjunct clinical faculty responsibilities.

Site Special Features

The primary practice sites are the inpatient psychiatry units at VCU Health and Virginia Treatment Center for Children, a state of the art psychiatric facility for management of children and adolescents. Additional sites include affiliated clinics including, but not limited to, child and adolescent psychiatry and substance abuse.