VA - Salem, VA - Salem VA Health Care System, Salem, VA

Last updated: 09/21/2023

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Michelle L. Radtke, Pharm.D., BCPP
8 years as an RPD
Veterans Affairs Heathcare System - Salem
1970 Roanoke Boulevard (119)
Salem, VA 24153-6478
Primary Practice: VA Medical Center Inpatient Mental Health, Outpatient Mental Health (clozapine)
5 positions reported
Phone: 540-982-2463x4803
Fax: 540-855-3478

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 3
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 2
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 50% Inpatient / 50% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 38018 )
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 679466 )
  • Program Inception: 2012
  • Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Starting Date: July 2023
  • Estimated Stipend: $45,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: 11 Federal Holidays; 13 days of sick leave and annual leave (accrued); Health insurance available; Free parking; On-site gym.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, option to early commit internally or via VA National Early Commitment process

Special Requirements for Application

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

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Memory Disorders

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Residency involves teaching PharmD students and/or PGY1 residents. Participation in VA teaching certificate program is optional.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 2 BCPPs, 3 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

Program Philosophy

The Salem VAMC PGY2 program is a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency funded by Phase II and Phase V of the VA Interprofessional Mental Health Education Expansion Initiative. In Phase II one PGY2 equivalent training position was awarded for participation on the interprofessional Evidence Based Practice (EBP team). In Phase V one PGY2 equivalent training position was awarded for participation in the interprofessional Memory Assessment Clinic (MAC). The focus of this program is to develop a pharmacy practitioner with knowledge, skills, and abilities in psychiatric pharmacy who will be equipped to participate as a clinical pharmacy specialist and be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team caring for individuals with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Site Special Features

Residency is part of a teaching medical center. The PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy resident will be part of an interprofessional team.