PGY-2 Psychiatry - Pharmacy - Careers - Eskenazi Health

PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, 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 Critical Care 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.


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

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $52,000 stipend

    • 29 days paid time off

    • Relocation assistance available

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available

    • Excellent and diverse work environment

    • Office space with individual computer

    • Lab coat 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)

    • 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 Rotations

    • Orientation (duration based on experience)

    • Inpatient Psychiatry

    • Adult Outpatient Psychiatry

    • Prevention and Recovery for Early Psychosis (PARC)

    • Clinical Administration

    • Substance Use Disorders

    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    • Research (intensive, one month experience)

    • Gender Health

    • Community Corrections


  • Required Longitudinal 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)

    • Pedigo Clinic (Outpatient Health Center for Patients who are Homeless)


  • Elective Rotations

    • Consult Liaison Psychiatry

    • Emergency Medicine

    • Inpatient Psychiatry II (precepting emphasis)

    • Internal Medicine

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

    • Neurology

    • Eskenazi Health Center Pedigo (outpatient health center for patients who are homeless)

    • Academia (Longitudinal)

  • 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 2022-2023 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. 3, 2022

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