The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Dr. Silvia graduated from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 1999, and then completed a two-year residency/fellowship in psychiatric pharmacy through the Institute of Living and the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Since then, he has taught future pharmacists at the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy in Boston. During this time, Dr. Silva has held clinical positions in a variety of psychiatric settings, most recently at the South End Community Health Center in Boston. At the center, he maintains a collaborative practice in psychiatric pharmacy within the primary care clinics of the center. Seeing patients in primary care, he prescribes psychotropic medications for a variety of psychiatric indications, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and others.