PGY2 Psychiatry - Pharmacy - Careers - Eskenazi Health

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The ASHP-accredited Eskenazi Health and Purdue University PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program operates out of Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, which specializes in the provision of psychiatric care to residents of Marion County.  Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to partake in the care of individuals with serious mental illness and addiction, as well as the opportunity to interact with treatment teams consisting of psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, medical students, nurses, social workers and case managers. 

Defined as organized and directed postgraduate training in psychiatric pharmacy, the PGY2 program focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and behaviors required for the successful provision of pharmaceutical care in the inpatient and ambulatory psychiatric care settings while incorporating the scope of practice of Eskenazi Health Pharmacy. 
Upon successful completion of the PGY2 psychiatric residency, the residency shall competently be able to:

  • Provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care in the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.

  • Educate patients, students and other health care professionals.

  • Work effectively with the psychiatric treatment team and other health care professionals to improve medication use in the psychiatric treatment setting.

  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with self-improvement and lifelong learning.

  • Demonstrate practice skills consistent with competent pharmacists.

  • Demonstrate the innovation necessary to develop and improve upon pharmaceutical care services in the psychiatric treatment setting.

Early Commitment: The PGY2 psychiatry program at Eskenazi Health will decide and communicate to internal residents whether the program will be pursuing early commitment that year.  This does not guarantee an internal resident will be offered early commitment.  Internal PGY1 residents may only apply to early commit to one PGY2 program within Eskenazi Health.

We invite you to learn more about our program through the following:

  • Eskenazi Health PGY2 Virtual Open House – Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 from 4-5 p.m. EST
  • Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at ASHP Midyear 2022
  • Residency Showcase at ASHP Midyear 2022


This PGY2 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN is accredited by ASHP.

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $54,080 stipend

    • 29 days paid time off

    • Relocation assistance may be available

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available

    • Excellent and diverse work environment

    • Office space with individual computer

    • Lab coat provided

    • Monthly meal reimbursement card provided

  • Required Activities

    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds

    • Resident patient case presentation

    • Twenty-five (25) hours of didactic teaching in psychiatric therapeutics  in pharmacy courses at Purdue University

    • Resident project with manuscript for publication

    • Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)/American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists 

    • Creation and presentation of a business proposal/plan for a new psychiatric pharmacy service

    • Development and presentation of medication use evaluation(s) and drug monograph(s)

    • Development of a leadership philosophy

  • Required Learning Experiences

    • Orientation (duration based on experience)

    • Inpatient psychiatry

    • Adult outpatient psychiatry

    • Dr. Alan & Diane Breier Prevention and Recovery for Early Psychosis (Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC)

    • Clinical administration

    • Substance use disorders

    • Child and adolescent psychiatry

    • Research (intensive, one month experience)

    • Gender health

  • Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    • Psychiatric subcommittee to P&T (co-chair and secretary)

    • Research

    • Teaching/academia (Purdue University)

    • Departmental teaching (grand rounds, resident patient case presentation, business proposal development and presentation, in-services and other departmental teaching activities as needed)

    • Staffing (St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eskenazi Health)

    • Eskenazi Health Center Pedigo (Outpatient health center for individuals experiencing homelessness)

    • Health equity


  • Elective Learning Experiences

    • Consult liaison psychiatry

    • Emergency medicine

    • Inpatient psychiatry II (precepting emphasis)

    • Internal medicine

    • Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center Triage (psychiatric emergency department)

    • Neurology

    • Community corrections

  • Application Information

    Requirements for Application:

    • Letter of intent

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Three letters of recommendation

    • Official college transcripts

    • Eligible for Indiana licensure

    • Completion of ASHP Accredited PGY1 Residency 

    For the 2023-2024 residency year, all applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

    Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an on-site interview.

    Application due date: Jan. 2, 2023

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