Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Last updated: 10/05/2023

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Matthew Brown
9 years as an RPD
Pharmacy Service (119)
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Primary Practice: Substance Use Disorders
6 positions reported
Phone: 513-861-3100 x204800
Fax: 513-475-6981

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 5
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 50% Inpatient / 50% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 44062)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 706466)
  • Program Inception: 2013
  • Application Deadline: 1/5/2024
  • Starting Date: 07/01/2024
  • Estimated Stipend: ~48,000.00
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Health Care Benefits Life Insurance Paid holidays, sick leave and personal leave Off-site parking/Shuttle service available Financial support for meetings provided in form of full pharmacist salary for staffing hours
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, current onsite Cincinnati VAMC PGY1 residents may apply to early commit for the PGY2 program. We also are participating in the VA's National Early Commitment pilot program for 2023.

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
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Eating Disorders

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The residency includes assisting with teaching pharmacy students through the University Of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. There is additional opportunity to provide lectures for a psychiatric nurse practitioner training program. The Cincinnati VAMC is a training site for University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry and the PGY2 resident will have multiple opportunity for collaboration with psychiatry residents and post graduate fellows (eg. Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Sciences Fellowship Programs).
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

The PGY1 residency program is over 25 years old and focuses on general pharmacy practice and skills. The PGY1 program director is Tina Hamilton Pharm.D., BCPS and can be contacted at or 513-861-3100 x204034. The Cincinnati VA pharmacy residency programs allow early commitment from interested PGY1 applicants for interview and selection for the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy program directly following the first quarter of the PGY1 residency year.

Program Philosophy

Program Purpose: Build upon the skills and knowledge of PGY1 pharmacy practice training through focused attention to psychiatric disorders and to provide formative experiences in mental health care so the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy resident graduate may function as an independent psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialists in a diverse range of practice settings.

Site Special Features

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program is hosted by a facility that values integration of multidisciplinary care in mental health. Nestled in the heart of Cincinnati, the center is a nexus of innovation and collaboration, sharing a sprawling three-block campus with the esteemed University of Cincinnati Medical Center and other prominent hospitals.
Our residency program is steeped in a a rich educational and clinical environment, where aspiring psychiatric pharmacists are mentored and guided by a diverse team of mental health care experts. Practitioners from all major disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, nursing and social work, collaborate to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. This integrated care model is bolstered by the academic affiliations many of our practitioners hold with surrounding colleges, fostering an atmosphere of continuous learning and innovation.
Residents are immersed in a dynamic clinical setting, benefiting from established training programs that are tailored to nurture their skill and knowledge in mental health. At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, we are not just training psychiatric pharmacists; we are cultivating professionals who embody diversity, inclusion, and respect for every individuals uniqueness. Likewise we welcome trainees from all backgrounds and seek to further diversity among our own workforce.
The proximity to local sporting and cultural attractions offers balanced lifestyle, blending rigorous academic learning with recreational and social engagements. At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, we are committed to shaping the future of psychiatric pharmacy by nurturing professionals who are adept, compassionate, and ready to advance mental health care.