University of Southern California School of Pharmacy; LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Last updated: 08/20/2019

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Julie A. Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP
21 years as an RPD
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Primary Practice: Inpatient and Clinic
2 positions reported
Phone: 818-749-4999
Fax: 323-442-1681

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 40% Inpatient / 60% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 506966)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 506966)
  • Program Inception: 1974
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020
  • Estimated Stipend: PGY1 56,000; PGY2 58,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Medical, Dental, 12 days paid vacation, travel stipend, retirement fund
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, our PGY1 Am Care psych can precommit to the PGY2

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
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Community mental health screening
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Managed Care, Veteran's Administration Healthcare

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Other Features: This residency includes a significant teaching component that involves precepting students on rotation, leading conferences in Therapeutics Modules and providing small group and a large classroom lecture. Residents attend a teaching skills course, develop a teaching portfolio, and a teaching certificate is offered. A physical assessment course is also taught in cooperation with the Physician's assistant school. In addition to required experiences in ambulatory care and inpatient psychiatry, residents have a wide variety of rotation options in child/adolescent psychiatry, geriatrics, neurology, substance abuse, HIV psychiatry, consultation/liaison psychiatry, managed care, telehealth and several other therapeutic areas within neuropsychiatry.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 0 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry
  • Not applicable

PGY1 Special Features

Our PGY1 resident has the opportunity to pre-commit to the PGY2 psychiatry residency

Program Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide residents with supported "doing". Our residents develop drug therapy decision making skills by taking responsibility for patient outcomes in the inpatient and clinic settings. The RPD supervises the resident in the inpatient setting on adult and adolescent psychiatry wards where residents document therapeutic interventions and recommendations in the patient's chart. Our PGY2 resident is a credentialed provider in the outpatient clinic sending over e-prescriptions under his or her own provider number. The resident is supervised by the RPD who cosigns all clinic notes.

Site Special Features

Both PGY1 and PGY2 components of the residency are part of an academic medical center including USC Keck Medicine and LAC+USC Medical center. The PGY1 psych focus position is designed as an Am care residency that provides special training in psychiatry. The resident will learn to manage primary care disease states such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and Asthma. During the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency, the resident spends the entire time in psychiatry in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has elective opportunities in neurology. There are rotation options at the Veteran's administration and Community Safety Net clinics. The PGY2 residency involves working as a primary care provider for a caseload of patients with psychiatric illness at the Center for Community Health at JWCH Safety net clinic which provides comprehensive medication managment (CMM) to the underserved population of Los Angeles. Submitting a poster presentation to CPNP's annual meeting is a requirement of the residency.