Western Missouri Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program/UMKC School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO

Last updated: 08/26/2019

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Courtney Iuppa, Pharm.D., BCPP
2 years as an RPD
Center for Behavioral Medicine
Pharmacy Department
1000 E. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Practice: Acute forensic psychiatry
2 positions reported
Phone: (816) 512-7477
Fax: (816) 512-7486
Email: courtney.iuppa@dmh.mo.gov
Web: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/wp-con...

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 64304)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 547490)
  • Program Inception: 1980
  • Application Deadline: January 1st
  • Starting Date: July 1st
  • Estimated Stipend: $47.000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Full Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Travel and meeting expenses to ASHP Midyear and the annual CPNP meeting are reimbursed. Meeting attendance is considered paid educational leave. Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is available. Residents earn ten days of paid vacation time and accrue sick time. Residents are each eligible for a 12-month adjunct clinical faculty appointment to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: No

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
  • Chronic, intermediate, or extended inpatient psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Academia, psychopharmacy research, telepsychiatry

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Teaching opportunities include lectures and case discussions with pharmacy students, medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychology residents. Opportunities exist for precepting APPE pharmacy students, conducting an IRB-approved research project, Medication Use Evaluation (MUE), and optional didactic teaching at UMKC School of Pharmacy.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 1 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

To provide a diverse learning environment which will allow the resident to develop the competencies and proficient skills necessary to become a successful psychiatric pharmacist. Upon completion of this program, the pharmacist will be able to independently provide specialized pharmaceutical care to patients with psychiatric disorders in multi-disciplinary and collaborative settings.

Site Special Features

The residency program is affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and involves practice both the Center for Behavioral Medicine in Kansas City, Misssouri, Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The residency is part of an academic state psychiatric hospital and offers many diverse psychiatric learning experiences both on and off-site.