Last updated: 10/05/2023
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 Tina.Hamilton@va.gov 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 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.
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.