Central Virginia Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, Richmond, VA

Last updated: 09/22/2020

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Erin Mathis, PharmD, BCPP
<1 years as an RPD
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23249
Primary Practice: Central Virginia VA Health Care System
2 positions reported
Phone: 8046755000x5292
Email: erin.mathis@va.gov

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: VAMC
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 10-20% Inpatient / 70-80% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 38019)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 2906)
  • Program Inception: 2012
  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2021
  • Starting Date: 7/5/2021
  • Estimated Stipend: 44,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Paid staffing component; federal employee health benefits; option for appointment at VCU School of Pharmacy.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, available for PGY1 residents at Central Virginia VA Health Care System

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
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: ACT/MHICM rotation

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Residents work under scope of practice to evaluate and make direct interventions to patients' treatment regimens. Teaching opportunities at VCU School of Pharmacy, as well as with VCU's Psychiatry residency are available throughout the residency year.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 6 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

The goal of this residency program is to transform the resident from a pharmacotherapy generalist into a psychiatry specialist by expanding on the fundamentals learned in the PGY1 year. By conceptualizing and integrating both experiences and teachings, our product will be an independent practitioner who can optimize medication therapy management outcomes in psychiatric patients. Successful completion of the PGY2 program will prepare the resident for attainment of specialty board certification in psychiatry and a career as a psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist or an academician.

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