South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

Last updated: 11/08/2022

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Lindsey M. Garner, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCPP
3 years as an RPD
7400 Merton Minter (119)
San Antonio, TX 78229
Primary Practice: Outpatient Clinic
2 positions reported

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • 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: 74656)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 585866 )
  • Program Inception: 2005
  • Application Deadline: December 31
  • Starting Date: First week of July
  • Estimated Stipend: ~45,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Residents accrue 13 days of paid annual leave, and 13 days of paid sick leave, and are eligible for health insurance.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: No

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

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The South Texas VA is the practice site for 20 mental health pharmacists (and growing). We offer ample teaching and presentation opportunities, along with collaboration with learners of many disciplines (pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, medical students, medical residents, chaplain interns).
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 20 BCPPs, 4 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

The Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program at the STVHCS in conjunction with The University of Texas College of Pharmacy has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2005. The program is designed to provide a challenging training opportunity for individuals desiring to develop clinical competency in the specialized area of psychiatric pharmacy. The 12-month training period incorporates outpatient, inpatient, and residential experiences devoted to the development of skills essential for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients with mental illness. This residency allows for ample teaching opportunities, both didactic and preceptorship, as well as offers a formal teaching certificate program. At the completion of this year-long training program, the resident is qualified for positions in clinical pharmacy and academia as clinical faculty.

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