PGY1 Hospital/Ambulatory Care Residency Program

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

This residency is designed to provide an intensive, focused and independent practice experience.  The residency is balanced between two practice sites: Jefferson Medical Center and Harpers Ferry Family Medicine.  The residency will start with three months of orientation and introductory rotations within each practice site.  After initial training, residents will assume patient care responsibilities at each site with preceptors to facilitate learning.

Program Goals

  • Train clinical pharmacists capable of independent practice in a hospital and ambulatory care clinic
  • Obtain administrative experiences in a critical access hospital
  • Teach pharmacy and medical students in the classroom and on rotations
  • Facilitate change within a small healthcare system
  • Graduates should be able to obtain employment as any of the following:
    • PGY-2 in internal medicine or am care
    • Clinical staff pharmacist in a community or rural hospital
    • Clinical coordinator in a community hospital
    • Ambulatory Care pharmacist
    • Clinical Track Assistant Professor