Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Last updated: 11/11/2022

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Matthew Brown
9 years as an RPD
Pharmacy Service (119)
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Primary Practice: Inpatient Psychiatry
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: 65% Inpatient / 35% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 44062)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 706466)
  • Program Inception: 2013
  • Application Deadline: 1/5/2023
  • Starting Date: 07/01/2023
  • Estimated Stipend: ~46,000.00
  • 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.

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
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • 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: Off-Site Opportunities: Teaching Certificate through the University Of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and other teaching opportunities if already have a certificate from another institution. Opportunity to provide lectures for a psychiatric nurse practitioner training program. 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). Required Learning Experiences: Inpatient psychiatry I (6 weeks), Inpatient psychiatry II (6 weeks), Inpatient Psychiatry III (University of Cincinnati Medical Center; 6 weeks), Residential Rehabilitation (12 weeks), Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (5-10 weeks), Longitudinal outpatient PTSD clinic (half a day every other week), Longitudinal outpatient pain clinic (half a day every other week), Longitudinal clozapine management (6 months). Elective Learning Experiences: Eating disorders, Inpatient detox, Psychiatric emergency/evaluation and consult service, Neurology consult service, Outpatient mental health, Tobacco cessation telephone clinic, Outpatient substance use disorders.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

The PGY1 residency program is over 20 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) is located centrally within Cincinnati near many local sporting and cultural attractions. The VA shares a 3 block campus with several other large Cincinnati Hospitals. The University of Cincinnati Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy are all just a short walk away.
The CVAMC utilizes an integrated care model employing practitioners from all major disciplines, many of whom hold academic affiliations with the surrounding colleges. The CVAMC has established training programs in Mental Health Care for psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work. There is shared participation among disciplines in didactic learning, educational programming, and research.