The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy PGY1 Pharmacy residency program offers unique exposure to various practice settings (including hospital-based clinics, private clinics, team-based clinics, and practicing independently under a collaborative practice agreement) and disease states within Ambulatory Care, including primary care and cardiology. Elective rotations in more acute care settings are available to provide a well-rounded exposure. Our program also provides a special emphasis in academia, through various teaching and other academic opportunities.
Candidates must be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in West Virginia. Applications are accepted through PhorCAS, and include: official pharmacy school transcripts, letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference (at least one of which must come from a preceptor, faculty member, or employer).
About University of Charleston School of Pharmacy PGY1
Our first PGY1 Pharmacy resident graduated in 2009 and the program was first accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2013. Residency graduates have gone on to continue their training with PGY2 programs in Ambulatory Care; while others have accepted clinical positions, and positions in academia.
Why Choose Our University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) Residency?
-Completing our program provides rotations in a variety of clinical settings, which in turn provides exposure to a variety of patient populations.
-Residents are appointed to a rank of “Instructor” within the School of Pharmacy, and receive access to the same resources that other faculty members do. Residents are able to develop and hone their teaching and precepting skills in both didactic and experiential settings while earning an academic teaching certificate.
-Affiliation with a private School of Pharmacy in the capital city of West Virginia allows residents to advocate on behalf of our profession and our patients when important pieces of legislation arise.
-The UCSOP strives to support the residents in every way possible. Preceptors, faculty, and administrators all take an active role in mentoring residents and providing input to the program.