Parkland Hospital/Texas Tech University, Dallas, TX

Last updated: 09/27/2021

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Jennifer L. Nelson, PharmD, BCPP
13 years as an RPD
Parkland Health & Hospital System
5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Primary Practice: Dallas County Jail
1 positions reported
Phone: 214-875-4842
Fax: 214-875-4900

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: Other: Teaching Hospital/VA Hospital/Correctional Health
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 60% Inpatient / 40% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 74002)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 6089)
  • Program Inception: 2008
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2022
  • Starting Date: July 2022
  • Estimated Stipend: ~ $47,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, professional development stipend
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes

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
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Jail Health, HIV/Psych Clinic, Med/Psych Consults, Pain with an Emphasis in Psychiatry

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: No (or N/A)
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The psychiatric specialty residency supported by Parkland Health and Hospital System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is designed to produce clinical pharmacists who are competent to practice in a wide variety of psychiatric practice settings. A psychiatric pharmacist should possess a mastery of clinical skills needed to optimize the pharmacologic therapy to treat patients with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders in various mental health settings. The residency provides the environment necessary to achieve the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients with a wide range of disorders. The program will foster the development of an independent, versatile practitioner. The program is also designed to produce well rounded, independent professionals through experiences in teaching, research, and professional activities.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 5 BCPPs, 0 Other Pharmacists, 3 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

The 12-month program is designed to lead the resident through a variety of monthly and longitudinal practice experiences. By the end of the program, the resident should feel competent practicing in inpatient and outpatient settings involving psychiatric pharmacotherapy. The residency includes core rotations that are chosen to establish a strong base in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Core disorders within this residency include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse. The resident may choose electives based on his/her career goals. Although the residency is designed around core and elective monthly or longitudinal rotations, the focus of the training will be to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for a Specialized Residency in Psychiatry.

Site Special Features

Rotations in correctional health care. Please access video about residency: