Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Last updated: 11/16/2022

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Anuja Vallabh, PharmD, BCPP
3 years as an RPD
820 South Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
Primary Practice: Outpatient Mental Health
7 positions reported
Phone: 312-569-8387

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 6
  • 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: 41049)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 698466)
  • Program Inception: 2014
  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2023
  • Starting Date: 7/3/2023
  • Estimated Stipend: 49,000+
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Varies/TBD
  • Fringe Benefits: 11 Federal Holidays, 13 vacation days, 13 sick days All PGY2 residents in the past have been given full financial support for attendance at the CPNP annual meeting
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Early commitment is offered to interested PGY1 candidates at the JBVAMC

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

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Women's Mental Health

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: There is an option to teach PharmD students at the affiliated College of Pharmacy (University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy) through the provision of lectures as well as precepting these students.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 2 BCPPs, 5 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Not applicable

Program Philosophy

The mission of the residency is to prepare the resident to independently practice as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist in either a non-academic psychiatric setting or an academic psychiatric setting based upon resident preference and to obtain their board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.

Site Special Features

residency involves practice at the Veteran’s administration