Hawaii State Hospital / PharMerica, Kaneohe, HI

Last updated: 10/06/2023

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Mark Mierzwa, PharmD, BCPP
13 years as an RPD
45-710 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Primary Practice: Hawaii State Hospital
1 positions reported
Phone: 808-236-8350
Fax: 808-247-2037
Email: Mark.Mierzwa@doh.hawaii.gov

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: State [institutional] facility
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 80% Inpatient / 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: ASO-93007)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 720666)
  • Program Inception: 2013
  • Application Deadline: January 30
  • Starting Date: August 1
  • Estimated Stipend: 60,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Benefits (comprehensive package that includes medical, dental and paid time off (PTO) and travel for AAPP Annual Conference included in salary
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: No

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

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Other Features: • This residency will welcome the resident’s valuable input in expanding clinical pharmacy services to individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. • Required Residency Learning Experiences Include: o Rotations (8-weeks): Adult Inpatient Acute, Adult Inpatient Extended Care, Orientation, Pharmacy Administration, Psychogeriatrics o Longitudinal Rotations: Adult Outpatient, Education/Teaching, Hospital Systems Management, Medical Services, Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacogenomics, Research o Optional (facility census permitting): Adolescent Behavioral Health • The resident will precept pharmacy students, participate in topic discussions/journal clubs, and lecture on psych-related disorders at a local university. • The resident will design and conduct an original research project to be presented in a poster format at the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) annual conference.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 2 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

• Hawaii State Hospital is the main site for this residency program. This is a Joint Commission accredited, fully licensed, 300-bed mental health facility providing inpatient psychiatric services for court ordered individuals within a safe and therapeutic environment. In addition, there is an outpatient psychiatric residential facility located on hospital grounds that serves as transitional housing for patients discharged from the hospital. Pharmacy services for the hospital and the outpatient facility are contracted with PharMerica Corporation.

Site Special Features

Residency is funded by Hawaii State Hospital in conjunction with PharMerica. Main practice site is the Hawaii State Hospital located on the island of Oahu. Outpatient rotation will be aligned with an outpatient residential program.