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, clinical psychologists 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 events.

  • Residency Showcase at ASHP Midyear
  • Virtual Informational Interviews scheduled via ASHP CareerPharm Listing - Please see ASHP CareerPharm position listing to request a virtual interview with the RPD and/or RPC and to discuss the program and application process
  • Eskenazi Health PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Virtual Open House - Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m.


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

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $56,160 stipend
    • 29 days paid time off
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Excellent and diverse work environment
    • Office space with individual computer
    • Relocation assistance may be available

  • 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 American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP)
    • 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
    • Gender Health
    • Clinical Administration
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Research (Concentrated Month)
  • Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    • Psychiatric P&T Subcommittee   (12 months)
    • Research (12 months)
    • Teaching (Purdue University) (12 months)
    • Departmental Teaching (grand rounds, resident patient case presentation, business proposal development and presentation, in-services and other departmental teaching activities as needed) (12 months)
    • Pharmacy Staffing (12 months)
    • Pedigo Clinic (Outpatient health center for individuals experiencing homelessness) (12 months)
    • Health Equity (12 months)
  • Elective Learning Experiences

    • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Inpatient Psychiatry II (precepting emphasis)
    • Internal Medicine
    • Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center Triage (psychiatric emergency department)
    • Inpatient Neurology
    • Community Corrections
  • Application Information

    Requirements for Application:

    • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Indiana
    • Candidate is completing or has completed an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 residency
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Pharmacy college transcripts
    • Letter of Interest
    • Three references utilizing the standardized reference for available in PhORCAS
    • Video interview may be required

    All applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

    Application due date: Jan. 2, 2024

    Program Match Code: 622266

    Eskenazi Health will consider visa sponsorship for eligible applicants.

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Please email us at

    David Butterfield, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP – PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency Program Director

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