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PGY 2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Psychiatric Pharmacy

Program Director

Wilfred Acholonu, Pharm.D., BCPP
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Pharmacy Service (119)
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

For More Information

Please contact Dr Acholonu with further questions about the residency program.
Email: **
Phone (352) 374-6062


This specialized pharmacy residency training program offers experience in the practice of psychiatric pharmacy.  The residency will provide extensive clinical experience and applied research training for a pharmacist desiring a career in psychiatric pharmacy.  The ultimate goal of the program is to enable the resident to become a knowledgeable, effective and proactive patient advocate in regard to their pharmacotherapy aimed at improving their quality of life.


ASHP accredited.


The VA Medical Center in Gainesville is the primary training site for this residency program with experiences at the Lake City VA Medical Center and in the local community.


The resident will use multiple learning environments to develop competencies in clinical pharmacy practice including outpatient psychiatry clinic, acute care psychiatry, community based mental health, addiction medicine/substance abuse as well as experiences in neuropsychology on a dementia unit.  Residents actively participate in ward rounds, case conferences and educational meetings.  There are also many opportunities for involvement in various pharmacy committees and workgroups.


Applicants should have a Pharm.D. or other advanced professional degree, be a United States citizen and have successfully completed a PGY1 residency prior to starting this program.

Application Requirements

Applications for this program will be accepted through the PhORCAS online application system with the application deadline being the second Friday in January.

Additional Pharmacy Residency Pages

Program Home
Prospective Residents 
PGY-1 Geriatrics, Hospital Practice and Ambulatory Care 
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Lake City 
PGY-1 Tallahassee and Jacksonville 
PGY-2 Critical Care Residency 
PGY-2 Psychiatry Residency 
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency
PGY-2 Pharmacy Administration Residency 
PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency 

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