University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Last updated: 12/26/2019

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Lindsey Hedgepeth Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
11 years as an RPD
Contact: Lindsey Hedgepeth Kennedy
UNC Hospitals
CB# 7600
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Primary Practice: UNC Medical Center: Inpatient Psychiatry
2 positions reported
Phone: 984-974-3412
Fax: 9199661763

Maximum Number of Positions

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

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 80% Inpatient / 20% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 36109)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 595766)
  • Program Inception: 2005
  • Application Deadline: January 1st, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 2nd, 2020
  • Estimated Stipend: $42,000
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: Appointment at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, travel funds built into stipend, 20 days paid vacation
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, PGY1s may submit early commit application

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

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Substance abuse
  • Other: Peripartum Inpatient

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: Comprehensive teaching opportunities (in addition to optional teaching certificate) within Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Department of Psychiatry; balance of inpatient and outpatient opportunities based on resident preference and career goals; "specialty" rotations include Psychiatric Emergency Services with dedicated psychiatric emergency preceptor, acute eating disorders unit with medically compromised patients due to starvation, and Inpatient Perinatal unit (only unit of it's kind in US) with OB / Labor and Delivery service coverage and brexanolone, Med/PSY learning experience on ID and liver services with substance use disorder focus (in addition to Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service rotation), Child/Adolescent units, and Neurology rotation with dedicated neurology preceptor.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 4 BCPPs, 0 Other Pharmacists, 0 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

We provide a variety of mostly inpatient experiences at the primary site (7 inpatient units totaling 75 inpatient beds) and at Wakebrook. Learning experience highlights include an acute eating disorders unit, perinatal unit and psychiatric emergency services. We have 2 residency positions, as part of the larger program with 39 residents total. All graduates have gone on and continue to work in the psychiatric pharmacy field. Strong teaching and precepting exposure available in collaboration with the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Site Special Features

Ample opportunities exist for teaching in various settings: Substance Use Disorder elective, Pharmacotherapy module, Brain and Behavior series (School of Medicine,) Psychiatry Elective, Psychiatry Resident course series. Extensive precepting skills are developed with early immersion, advanced immersion (PY4) and PGY1 residents. Patient Medication Education Group programming facilitated by PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residents. Departmental and resident committee involvement available in the following areas: Diversity and Inclusion and ReCHARGE, a resident run committee on instilling resiliency and reducing burnout.