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Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency

The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to become a competent psychiatric pharmacy practitioner. This postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) residency program is designed to transition postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the mental healthcare of patients in numerous settings. These include inpatient adult psychiatry, inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry and neurology.

Residency program purpose statement

The psychiatric pharmacy residency aims to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary psychiatric pharmacy practice in an integrated healthcare system.

  • Length of program: 12 months (approximately July-June)
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $48,000
  • Benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160
Jill Reynoldson

PGY2 Psychiatric pharmacy residency director

Jill Reynoldson, PharmD, BCPP, DPLA

Phone: 913-574-3720

Fax: 913-574-3725

Meet our resident

Nina Carrillo profile

Nina Carrillo, PGY2: Psychiatry

Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut

Pharmacy school: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

PGY1: New York-Presbyterian

Clinical interests: Adolescent psychiatry, bipolar disorder, eating disorders

Hobbies: Art! Particularly drawing/illustration, making ceramic sculptures and throwing pottery

Research project: Comparison of Psychiatric Medications in Gender-Diverse Youth to Cisgender Peers

Why I chose The University of Kansas Health System: At The University of Kansas Health System, I’m able to get the benefits of a large academic medical center but housed within a stand-alone psychiatric hospital with a close-knit group of preceptors to learn from. The unique opportunity to gain ample experience in both pediatric and adult inpatient psychiatry, as well as the fun, welcoming psych group, really solidified my choice in the health system!

The psychiatric pharmacy residency learning experience

The PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at The University of Kansas Health System is tailored to the interests and the career goals of each resident. The residency year is organized into rotational and longitudinal experiences as described below.

Required rotational experiences

  • Orientation
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry (12 weeks total, divided in 2 rotations)
  • Child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry (8 weeks)
  • Consult liaison psychiatry (5 weeks)
  • Inpatient neurology (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient psychiatry clinic (longitudinal)
  • Quality and administration (4 weeks)

Elective rotational experiences

These may be worked into the resident's schedule based on their interests at the discretion of the residency director.

  • Poison control/toxicology (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient movement disorders clinic

Other potential rotation opportunities

  • Academia
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Substance use disorder

Longitudinal experiences

  • Clinical research
    • Complete a research project aimed at enhancing the personal and professional growth of the resident while benefiting the pharmacy through evaluation of pharmacy practice
    • Findings will be presented within the health system and at regional and national meetings
  • Teaching and precepting
    • Precept PharmD students and residents
    • Present lecture(s) for KUMC psychiatry residents and fellows and at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Application information

Informational sessions

  • October 27, November 10, November 17
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  • Application deadline: January 2, 2022
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas within 60 days of the start of the residency program

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
    • Topics to consider: Why you want to pursue this particular residency, why you have chosen our program, and personal goals the program would help you accomplish
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration

National matching services (NMS) code: 620566

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