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Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)

Psychiatry (PGY2)

The 12-month Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program is designed to lead the PGY2 resident through a variety of monthly and longitudinal practice experiences. This is a co-residency between Parkland and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, with clinical sites at the Dallas Veterans Administration, the Dallas County Jail and Parkland.

By the end of the program, you should feel competent practicing in inpatient and outpatient settings involving psychiatric pharmacotherapy. The residency includes core rotations that are chosen to establish a strong base in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders with electives offered in geriatric psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, home base psychiatric care, pain clinic, HIV clinic and substance abuse.

Core disorders within this residency include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders and substance abuse. You may choose electives based on your career goals. Although the residency is designed around core and elective monthly or longitudinal rotations, the focus of the training will be to master each of the disease states established within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practice Standards for a Specialized Residency in Psychiatry.

PGY2 Psychiatry Residency Application Process

To apply, please submit all items via PhORCAS:
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States at time of selection 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • A one-page, double-spaced letter of intent. The letter should include why you would like to pursue a residency at Parkland and how both you and Parkland will benefit from the residency.
  • Three completed references using standard PhORCAS template
  • Copy of official pharmacy school transcripts
Application Deadline: January 2
All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. If you have questions, email or call the program director.

On-site Interviews

On-site interviews are required for those pursuing the Psychiatric Residency. Our on-site interview process at the Dallas County Jail, Dallas Veterans Administration and Parkland begins at 8 a.m. and concludes around 4:30 p.m. As part of the interview process, we ask candidates to prepare a 30-minute presentation for members of our interview team.

Program Director

Jennifer Nelson, PharmD, BCPP
Department of Pharmacy Services
Parkland Health
5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235
Phone: 214.875.4842
Fax: 214-875-4900