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PGY-1 Managed Care / Mental Health Pharmacy Residency Program

Our Department

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is the state’s mental health and substance abuse authority. The department is responsible for planning, setting policy and quality standards, system monitoring and evaluation, and advocating for persons of all ages who have mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or substance abuse disorders. TDMHSAS annually assesses the public's needs for mental health, substance abuse, and recovery service supports.

Our Department’s Mission & Vision

Our Vision

To be the nation’s most innovative and proactive state behavioral health authority for Tennesseans dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems.

Our Mission

Provide, plan for, and promote a comprehensive array of quality prevention, early intervention, treatment, habilitation, and recovery support services for Tennesseans with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

Our Accredited Residency Program

The purpose of the University of Tennessee/Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Managed Care Residency is to train the pharmacy resident to become a proficient clinician in a dynamic pharmacy practice including areas of managed care, mental health, addiction and health policy.

The pharmacy resident will work in capacities including: clinical services at a Regional Mental Health Institute, managed care and health policy at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Clinical Leadership, and teaching responsibilities through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Upon completion of the program, the pharmacy resident will be prepared for employment as a pharmacist in a variety of pharmacy practice areas including but not limited to: pharmacy benefit manager programs, state Medicaid programs, health policy, clinical psychiatric or addictionology specialty practice, or entry into a PGY2 residency training program.

Contact Information for the Pharmacy Residency Program

Wesley Geminn, Pharm.D., BCPP
Chief Pharmacist, State Opioid Treatment Authority
Division of Clinical Leadership
Andrew Jackson Building, 6th Floor
500 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243
p. 615-532-6736
wesley.geminn@tn.gov