Initial Employment Requirements:

  • Pre-employment screening and any additional Human Resources requirements must be completed prior to your start date. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of these requirements.  Procedure is outlined in UH HR-200 (See Appendix B).
    • Initial screenings include a criminal background check and drug screen

Licensure Requirements are as follows:

  • Successful completion of Pharm.D. Degree from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Must have a current license to practice pharmacy in the state of West Virginia within 45 days of the start of the residency (by the end of the Orientation period)
    • Residents must have attempted each exam at least once prior to the beginning of Orientation.
  • If licensure is not obtained within 45 days of the start of the residency, the Residency Program Director will address each situation on a case-by-case basis to determine the resident’s standing:
    • Residents who fail either the MPJE or NAPLEX exam twice will be dismissed from the program.
    • Residents who fail either exam once and needs to retake it must schedule the exam as soon as possible. If the orientation period is over, residents may be suspended from the program until a license is obtained. Time missed in the program will be added to the end of the residency year to ensure a full 12 months is completed.
  • If licensure is not obtained within 90 days of the start of the residency, this will result in dismissal from the residency.

Residency Program Requirements are as follows:

  • Successful completion of orientation and 10 assigned learning experiences:
    • 6 required learning experiences (internal medicine, critical care, infectious disease, administration, teaching, and research)
    • 4 elective learning experiences
      • Successful completion is defined as follows regarding learning experience objectives evaluated:
        • Attainment of an “Achieved for Residency” rating for 75% of the ASHP required learning objectives for the program
        • “Achieved” rating or “ACHR” in all R1 competency areas
        • No “Needs Improvement” ratings on any competencies
  • Successful completion of a Medication Usage Evaluation and presented as a poster at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Successful completion of a research project as a completed platform presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference. Final manuscript must be submitted by the end of the residency year
  • Successful completion of the assigned Pharmacy Practice Component (Staffing)
  • Successful completion of a formal education session for the Berkeley Medical Center staff for each rotation
  • Successful completion of a Teaching Certification Program through ASHP
  • Successful completion of all assigned work during rotations (i.e.: case presentations, journal clubs, newsletters, in-services, drug monographs, drug information questions, etc.)


Requirements for the program will be tracked and acknowledged as “completed” on the PGY1 Residency Requirements Tracking Worksheet.