VA - Salisbury, NC - Salisbury VA Health Care System, Salisbury, NC

Last updated: 09/09/2022

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Hannah Rabon, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
3 years as an RPD
1601 Brenner Avenue (119)
Salisbury, NC 28144
Primary Practice: Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
6 positions reported
Phone: 336-515-5000x21232

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 5
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 35% Inpatient / 65% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 36042)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 704466)
  • Program Inception: 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 1
  • Starting Date: July 1
  • Estimated Stipend: $45,802.00
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: The resident receives health/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave (4 hours of each accrued each biweekly pay period), 11 paid Federal holidays, administrative leave with pay and travel/tuition reimbursement (as available) to attend select professional meetings. Residents are provided office space, computer, lab coats, and free parking.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • 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
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Other Features: Required learning experiences include acute and chronic inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health, geriatric psychiatry, and pharmacy administration. Longitudinal experiences include practice and project management, clozapine clinic, and education/precepting. Electives include telehealth outpatient mental health, residential substance abuse program, mental health intensive case management, primary care mental health integration, psychiatry consults/emergency department, neurology, academic detailing, pain management, and TBI clinic. All rotations provide interdisciplinary experiences through close interaction with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, and learners from several disciplines.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 7 BCPPs, 7 Other Pharmacists, 7 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

Program Philosophy

The purpose of this PGY2 psychiatry pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and PGY1 pharmacy residency education to contribute to the development of psychiatric clinical pharmacy practitioners who are responsible for medication-related care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of mental health disease states, who are eligible for psychiatric pharmacy positions and/or faculty positions, and who are eligible for board certification.

Site Special Features

The Salisbury Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SVAHCS) includes a 260-bed level 1b medical center in Salisbury, NC.
- 40 Medicine/Surgery beds
- 5 ICU beds
- 46 Psychiatric beds
- 35 Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds
- 109 Community Living Center beds
Within a 45-minute radius, there is a Community Based Outpatient Clinic and a Health Care Center to the south in Charlotte as well as a Health Care Center to the north in Kernersville. These clinics provide outpatient services in primary care, mental health, neurology, day surgery, oncology/hematology, cardiology, endocrinology, women’s health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other specialized ambulatory care services to over 90,000 Veterans from urban and rural communities in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina.
Salisbury VAHCS has clinical pharmacist practitioners with prescribing privileges in primary care, long-term care, home-based primary care, mental health, infectious disease, hematology/oncology, and acute care. Salisbury VAHCS has five PGY1 pharmacy residents and one PGY2 psychiatry pharmacy resident.
The Salisbury VAHCS is affiliated with multiple Schools of Pharmacy including the University of North Carolina, Campbell University, Wingate University, High Point University, and others. It offers introductory pharmacy practice experiences as well as clerkships and advanced pharmacy practice experiences in primary care, acute care, geriatrics, infectious diseases, mental health, and others. The Salisbury VAHCS is also affiliated with Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as a training site for students and residents in multiple other disciplines, including nursing, ophthalmology, psychiatry, psychology, infectious diseases, urology, and general surgery.
Salisbury, NC has access to countless activities and attractions by being conveniently located near several major North Carolina cities, including Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. The entire region has a rich culture and offers many community, historic, and sporting events year-round. Visit the North Carolina Zoo, the world’s largest natural habitat zoo, in Asheboro, NC. Explore a renowned art collection at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Connect with history at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in, in Greensboro, NC. Charlotte, NC, the “Queen City”, is one of the 25 largest cities in the U.S. and the home of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, Charlotte Hornets NBA team, Carowinds amusement park, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center! Salisbury also has close proximity to the Blue Ridge mountains (2-3 hours) and numerous hiking trails, biking trails, and other outdoor activities. The best North Carolina beaches are within a 3-4 hour drive. You will also be within a 4-5 hour drive of other major cities including Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, and Washington DC.