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


We are a ASHP Accredited program.

Residency Activities

  • Inpatient activities
    • Rounding with the medical team
    • Medication reconciliation
    • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Outpatient activities
    • Pharmacy-run continuity clinic with ambulatory patients in diabetes, anticoagulation, CHF
    • Family Medicine Resident clinic  outpatient rounding
    • Transitions of care
  • Longitudinal Rotations
    • Staffing
      • Staffing Component: 30 hours per month
    • Longitudinal Patient Care – Opportunity in the second half of the year to provide inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services during the same day allowing for care coordination and an unique care and learning experience.
    • Research
    • Teaching
    • Administration
  • Electives Blocks are offered through JMC, HFFM and sister-facility at Berkely Medical Center
    • Current Offerings: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Management Intensive, Psychiatry

Example Schedule

Week 1-6             Orientation

Week 7-12          Block 1 – JMC Inpatient

Week 13-18        Block 2 – HFFM Am Care

Week 18-22        Elective Block 1

Week 23-26        Elective Block 2

Week 24              ASHP Midyear Meeting

Week 27-52        Longitudinal Patient Care

Resident Benefits

  • A competitive salary and full-time benefits
  • Paid travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, WVSHP Annual Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Paid memberships for ASHP and WVSHP
  • Free meal program at JMC

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Graduation from an ACPE accredited School or College of pharmacy
  • Eligible for Licensing by the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for Employment at Jefferson Medical Center
  • Interest in acute care, ambulatory care, and pharmacy education
  • Desire for independent practice and self-directed learning

Interested applicants should apply by January 15th and provide:

  • PhorCAS application (NMS Code: 241113)
  • Provide a Letter of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Who We Are

Jefferson Medical Center

Jefferson Medical Center is a 25 bed critical access hospital located in Ranson, WV and is a member of WVUMedicine.  As the only hospital in the county JMC provides a wide range of clinical services in an intimate Academic Medical Center environment.

Harpers Ferry Family Medicine

HFFM is the biggest primary care and multi-specialty clinic in Jefferson County providing services in over 30,000 patient visits every year. HFFM is home to a large medical residency program that offers many collaboration and teaching opportunities for pharmacy residents.

Residency Preceptor

Jonathan Kline is the Director of Pharmacy at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV where he also serves as the PGY-1 Residency Program Director.  He is a graduate of the Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 at WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kline previously worked for the WVU Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor with a service in inpatient and ambulatory Family Medicine.  He maintains certifications as a Diabetes Educator, Anticoagulation Provider, and Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Kline serves as the preceptor for the Orientation, Longitudinal Patient Care, Teaching, and Administration Learning Experiences


Seth Lilly

Olivia Mooney

Current Residents

MiKayla Matheny (Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Class of 2019) and Chad Smith (Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy Class of 2019)

Past Residents

Andrea Manteuffel (Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University Class of 2016) and Seth Lilly (West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2016).


Jonathan Kline, Pharm.D., BCPS
JMC Director of Pharmacy
(304) 728-1705

Jefferson Medical Center
300 South Preston St
Ranson, WV 25438

Harpers Ferry Family Medicine
171 Taylor Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6343