Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS

Last updated: 08/21/2019

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Michelle Richard, PharmD, BCPP
4 years as an RPD
400 Veterans Ave. (116)
Biloxi, MS 39531
Primary Practice: VA Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic
4 positions reported
Phone: 228-523-4239
Fax: 228-523-5854

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 53009)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 217921)
  • Program Inception: 2012
  • Application Deadline: January 5th
  • Starting Date: July 1st
  • Estimated Stipend: $41,500
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: 13 days of paid accrued annual leave, 13 days of paid accrued sick leave, 10 paid holidays, paid educational leave for educational meetings, office space, health care benefit package with optional dental and vision plans, business cards, lab coats, employee assistance program, free parking
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: No

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • College transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • US Citizenship

PGY1 Elective Rotations offered

  • Psychiatry

PGY1 Special Features

Residents have the opportunity to participate in the teaching certificate program offered through Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the Mobile Campus of Auburn University. The Mental Health-focused PGY-1 residency is an expanded mental health program which fosters a coordinated blend of research and informed application in an interprofessional environment. 2 of the 4 residency slots are at our Pensacola, FL outpatient clinic and are ambulatory care focused.

Program Philosophy

The purpose of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System PGY-1 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacy specialists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. The program prepares pharmacist clinicians for patient care positions in acute care and ambulatory care settings as well as positions in PGY-2 residency or fellowship. Residents will be provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care, pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to any practice setting.

Site Special Features

The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System consists of a Veterans Health Administration facility in Biloxi, Miss., with outpatient clinics in Mobile, Ala., and Eglin, Pensacola and Panama City, Fla.
The residency program consists of required experiences in Primary Care, Smoking Cessation Clinic, Diabetes, Pharmacy Administration/Research, Adult Medicine/Internal Medicine, Preceptor Development, Home Based Primary Care, Geriatrics/Community Living Center, Mental Health Acute Inpatient and outpatient services, and Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP)/Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP).
The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is privileged to serve over 70,000 Veterans. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, medicine, surgery, psychiatry, psychology, social work services, neurology, oncology/hematology, dentistry, dermatology, geriatrics, extended care, cardiology, pulmonary medication, podiatry, urology, ophthalmology, optometry, nuclear medicine, audiology, speech pathology, physical rehabilitation and blind rehabilitation. We are affiliated with six colleges of pharmacy.