The greater Boston region is a special kind of place. A vibrant and diverse business sector, prestigious colleges and universities, unrivaled hospitals, world-renowned museums, rich history, and close proximity to the beaches of Cape Cod and the White and Green Mountains.


   Affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard University Medical School, the medical center is a tertiary care referral center for the VA in the northeast. The three medical centers and seven outpatient clinics, serve as a training site forundergraduate and graduate students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences University and Northeastern University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health. The VA Medical Center in Boston is one of four National Centers for Excellence for PTSD.

Experience Boston

Resident Positions

  • There is one position available for the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy program.

  • The VA’s PGY1 program accepts five residents/year, while the PGY2 geriatric program accepts one resident/year.

  • Neither of the PGY2 residency programs participate in the early commitment process.

Resident Benefits

  • Approximate stipend of $49,717

  • Health and life insurance offered

  • Paid leave: 13 vacation days

                           13 sick days

  • 10 federal holidays

  • Free parking at all three campuses

Program Background

The PGY2 psychiatric residency program at VA Boston was established in 2017.  Our first resident graduated in 2018.  The program has been accredited by ASHP since 2019.

ApplicantRequirements

     United States citizenship


     PharmD degree from an ACPE-                accredited college of pharmacy


     Completion of an ASHP-                            accredited PGY1 pharmacy                      practice residency


     Active pharmacist licensure in              any US state


     Letter of intent


     Curriculum vitae


     Three letters of recommendation


     Complete official transcripts


     Application submitted via
        PhORCAS on or before
        January 10, 2020


    Onsite interview

Updated: 04/2019

Contact Information
Nicole L. Perry, PharmD, BCPP

Residency Program Director
Email: nicole.perry@va.gov

Phone: (774)826-2828

Please apply via PhORCAS: https://portal.phorcas.org

NMS code: 755866

Note: This residency site agrees that no
person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

This program does not early commit.

Application Deadline:
January 10, 2020

The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by the VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston, MA has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP.

VA Boston 

Healthcare System

PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy

Residency Program

Based at the Brockton Campus

Required Experiences

  • Inpatient psychiatry

  • Outpatient mental health 

  • Primary care mental health clinic

  • Clozapine clinic

  • Geriatrics

  • Pain

  • Substance use disorders

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • Research

Elective Experiences

  • Neurology - Memory Disorders

  • Neurology - Epilepsy 

  • Neurology - Parkinson's Disease

  • Advanced SMI (Serious Mental Illness)

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