VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR

Last updated: 10/18/2022

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Jeanne Y Peterson
6 years as an RPD
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Primary Practice: Outpatient Mental Health
0 positions reported
Phone: 5032208262 ext. 57245

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: 730066)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 730066)
  • Program Inception: 2016
  • Application Deadline: 01/01/2023
  • Starting Date: 07/01/2023
  • Estimated Stipend: $48,259
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: 13 days sick leave and 13 days annual leave, medical/life insurance, 11 paid holidays, and authorized leave for meetings
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, PGY1 residents at same site may apply for early commitment.

Special Requirements for Application

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

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Academic Detailing

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Other Features: Residency involves co-precepting APPE students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents via layered learning model; teaching certificate is also offered.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 5 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 2 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

PGY1 residents with a strong interest in mental health may apply and be considered for early commitment to the PGY2 residency program in psychiatry. The PGY1 RPD will make an effort to schedule mental health rotations earlier in the year (prior to Midyear and early commitment deadline).

Program Philosophy

Our program is a 12-month, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is designed to offer a variety of training experiences in both the inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment settings, as well as specialty areas such as substance use disorders, neurology, and clozapine clinic. Additionally, elective opportunities are available to allow residents to explore areas such as academic detailing, pain management, geriatric psychiatry, and consult/liaison psychiatry. This program is tailored to each resident to suit his/her unique past experiences and goals, as well as strengths and areas for improvement. Additionally, residents are expected to develop critical self-evaluation and leadership skills that will enable them to be successful psychiatric pharmacy practitioners regardless of practice setting. Residents will be encouraged to develop an approach to the profession that facilitates life-long learning and career satisfaction.

Site Special Features

VA Portland Health Care System comprises a main tertiary care medical center (in Portland, OR), Vancouver Campus (in Vancouver, WA, including the Community Living Center), and multiple satellite outpatient clinics throughout Central and Northwest Oregon. The main medical center is located next to Oregon Health & Science University with which the VA Portland partners in both training and research.