R2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy
For pharmacists who have a keen interest in providing optimal use of medications for the treatment of patients with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders can specialise their practice through the National Pharmacy Residency Programme (R2) in Psychiatry. Residents will enhance their clinical skills and to become proficient in the treatment of mental Illnesses as integral members of the multidisciplinary team.
The main training site for this 12-month experiential learning programme is at the Institute of Mental Health, where you will expand your capacity to identify, evaluate and manage a range of complex clinical issues across diverse patient populations and disease states in both the acute and chronic care settings, through providing patient-centred medication therapy and psychoeducation to patients and caregivers, with an aim to monitor the tolerability and effectiveness of treatment and achieve adherence and persistence of therapy. You will also be coached in conducting clinical research or quality improvement initiatives, reviewing the medication use and patient care processes, and to design and deliver clinical teaching.
Graduates shall effectively serve healthcare organisations as the authoritative resource for evidenced-based and best practices in medication-related aspects for the care of persons in mental health settings.
Main site: Institute of Mental Health
Mr Ng Boon Tat
Principal Pharmacist (Specialist)
Institute of Mental Health