Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boise, ID

Last updated: 11/10/2022

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Andrea Winterswyk
1 years as an RPD
Boise VA Medical Center
500 W. Fort Street (119)
Boise, ID 83702
Primary Practice: VISN 20 Academic Detailing
5 positions reported
Phone: 208-422-1000x7245
Fax: 208-422-1082

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 4
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: Min. 20% Inpatient / Min. 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 83013)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 748666)
  • Program Inception: 2016
  • Application Deadline: 1/9/2023
  • Starting Date: 7/3/2023
  • Estimated Stipend: $45,221
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: 13 days sick and annual leave, 11 paid holidays, time off for travel to selected professional meetings and seminars, ACLS certification, free parking, photocopying, shared office space including laptop/desk computers, telephones, and office supplies. Residency time counts towards federal retirement.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Via formal interview process

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Primary Care Mental Health Integration; Rural PCMHI, Mental Health Academia, Pain Academia, Telepain, Telemental health, Academic Detailing, Leadership and Management

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: he resident will have required experiences in inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, and mental health residential rehabilitation. Multiple elective experiences are available, including substance use disorders, primary care mental health integration, rural primary care mental health integration, tele-mental health, tele-pain management, academia, program management/administration, pain clinic, and geriatric psychopharmacology. The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident will manage patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders under an independent scope of practice, privileged and credentialed for primary care, pain management, and mental health. Optional involvement in an interdisciplinary quality improvement project & curriculum provides unique experience working with an interprofessional team to create meaningful change at the facility. The resident will be offered opportunities to precept both PGY1 residents and IPPE/APPE pharmacy students.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 3 BCPPs, 3 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

PGY1 residency with a primary care focus. An exceptionally flexible program that provides clinical pharmacy services to patients in ambulatory care, acute care, extended care, palliative, hospice, and home care in a teaching hospital by outstanding, well-qualified board certified clinical pharmacists and preceptors. Clinical pharmacy services are significant in the ambulatory clinics, inpatient areas, mental health clinics and in long term care areas. The resident will be offered opportunities to precept IPPE/APPE pharmacy students. Teaching certificate through Idaho State University is available. Local area "Resident Forum" collaboration between multiple residency sites meets monthly to engage in a teaching and learning curriculum. Please see website for more information.

Program Philosophy

Upon completion of this residency program, graduates will care for individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and will assume responsibility for patient-centered medication therapy. The psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist will be able to function as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams, serving confidently and effectively as the psychiatric medication expert in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Graduates will be prepared for board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.

Site Special Features

The Boise VAMC aspires to be a diverse and inclusive environment with a culture and curriculum that ensures every resident knows they belong and matter. Our residency program is committed building an
inclusive environment that celebrates and encourages the differences of our residents and co-workers. Our program strives to create a place of belonging for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and identity.
A progressive teaching facility affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Boise VA provides a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research.  The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident has a unique experience for leadership, personal, and professional development. Residents have the opportunity to earn a Teaching & Learning Certificate.