Tuscaloosa VA medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

Last updated: 11/23/2019

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June A. Griffith
9 years as an RPD
3701 Loop Road East,
Tuscaloosa, Al 35453
Tuscaloosa, AL
Primary Practice: Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
6 positions reported
Phone: 205-554-2000 ext 3856
Fax: 205-554-2945
Email: june.griffith@va.gov
Web: same as above

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 4
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 2
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 75% Inpatient / 25% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 502466)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 502466)
  • Program Inception: 1998
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 5, 2020
  • Estimated Stipend: 44,597.00
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: No evenings shifts No weekend shifts Mon - fri 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, December 18, 2020

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • US Citizenship

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Administration
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Pain management
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: clozapine

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Residency involves teaching PharmD students, PGY 1 Residents, Clozaril clinic, Outpatient discussion groups on Subtance abuse, PTSD, and depression.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 2 BCPPs, 6 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

working in acute psychiatry and residential rehab domicillary, substance abuse unit, clozaril, and ptsd unit, pain management, opioid and benzodiazepine taper, Buprenorphine clinic.

Program Philosophy

To prepare PGY 1 residents as Psychiatric Pharmacist Specialist to be able to work in setting up a practice in Psychiatry to work collaborator with other members of the treatment team, in treating, analyzing, and making recommendations in the care of patient with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Pharmacists that has graduated from this program, are all currently employed either in the Veterans affairs medical system, in Private practice, in State hospital, and in academia.

Site Special Features

Site has both outpatient and in-patient psychiatric unit. Also association with Mcwhorter School of Pharmacy and Auburn univeristy in Precepting 2nd year and 4th year pharmacy students.