Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Goal

The ASHP Accredited Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Residency Program at the UVA Health Prince William strives to develop clinical pharmacists who provide optimal patient care and safety. Upon graduation, the resident will develop quality professional leadership skills along with competent functionality in various inpatient pharmacy practice roles. Successful residents would be eligible for board certification, post graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training, or pursuing a clinical pharmacist position.

Program Description

Our program is composed of six (6) required and three (3) elective rotations that provide learning experience in clinical, operational and administrative aspects of pharmacy. The goals, objectives and evaluation processes are established in accordance to ASHP standards. The program provides flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident while also providing a high-quality foundation in developing professional practice skills.

Program Completion

Upon completion, residents will gain the following skills:

  • Direct patient care skills with focus on chronic disease, anticoagulation, infectious diseases, neonatology, transitions of care and pharmacotherapy consults
  • Teaching and precepting skills
  • Team working skills and resiliency
  • Project management and drug information


Our mission is to place patient’s safety as the cornerstone of our responsibilities, and to deliver care in an environment built on integrity, trust, and kindness.


To accomplish our mission, the department of pharmacy strives for the excellence in innovating patient care services with compassion, commitment and teamwork.

Program Structure


Rotations last 5 weeks.

Required (6)

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine I&II
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care I
  • Administration

Electives (3)

  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • NICU
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Projects

  • Research (1)
  • Medication Use Evaluation (1)
  • Two weeks of project time incorporated within academic calendar
  • Drug formulary review to be presented at P&T
  • Final projects to be presented at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference

Teaching & Learning Certificate (Optional)

  • Affiliated with Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy
  • Deliver one didactic class lecture
  • Co-precept APPE students
  • Two formal journal clubs


  • Case presentations (2)
  • Journal club (2)
  • CE Presentation (1)

Service Leadership

  • Clinical staffing every other weekend followed by Monday off
  • Service on hospital and department committees
  • Community services (2)
  • P&T participation
  • ACLS Certification and participate in emergency responses

Applicant Qualifications      

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligibility for immediate licensure by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy are required.


Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application through this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline: December 31