DSH - Atascadero: Internships - Pharmacist Internship Program

Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Atascadero in affiliation with Schools of Pharmacy at

Each offers 6 and 12-week clinical rotations to fourth-year pharmacy students. Students are actively involved in interdisciplinary teams which provides them with an opportunity to improve their skills in areas of:

  • psychiatric disorders
  • psychopharmacology
  • medication monitoring
  • patient interviewing
  • interactions with other health care professionals
  • small group communications

In addition, students are expected to answer drug information requests, participate in the hospital's clozapine clinic, assess adverse drug reactions, and attend colloquium and psychopharmacology seminars offered by the hospital. Specialized treatment programs have been developed that give the student an opportunity to pursue areas of interest:

  • drug abuse
  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • ethnic projects
  • family treatment programs
  • independent living
  • sex-related crimes
  • trial competency

For further information, contact:

Brian Gibler, Pharm.D.
Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero
P.O. Box 7001
Atascadero, CA  93423-7001

Phone: (805) 468-3012
Email: Brian.Gibler@ash.dsh.ca.gov