The University of Virginia Health System Department of Pharmacy Services offers 12 ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. For the 2019-2020 residency year, we will be recruiting the following positions:
PGY1 Pharmacy (n=8)
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy (n=1)
PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration + Master's Degree (n=2)
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy (n=1)
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy (n=1)
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy (n=1)
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics (n=1)
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy (n=1)
The purpose of the PGY1-Pharmacy Residency is to 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.
The UVA PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program has been recognized with the following awards:
2017 ASHP Foundation Residency Excellence Program Award
2015 ASHP Foundation Residency Expansion Grant ($40,000)
Be enrolled in or a graduate of an ACPE-accredited advanced pharmacy program
Be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and licensed by September 1
Applicants must upload the following to PhORCAS by January 2:
Include completed and anticipated advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations
Include leadership and organizational involvement
Letter of intent
Official college of pharmacy transcript
THREE references/ letters of recommendation
ALL references MUST be from preceptors able to speak to clinical problem-solving in direct patient care experiences (not classroom)
References must comment on the following characteristics:
Ability to organize and manage time
Ability to work with peers and communicate
Clinical problem solving skills
Independence and resourcefulness
Willingness to accept constructive criticism
Please note: The UVA Health System Pharmacy Residency Program does not sponsor work visas.
About University of Virginia Health System Pharmacy Residency Programs
UVA Health System includes a hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.
Through research and clinical trials, we stay at the leading edge of the treatments we offer.
We rank among the nation’s top hospitals because our doctors, nurses and caregivers make every effort to push the envelope of healthcare.
The UVA Health System consists of:
UVA Medical Center
UVA School of Medicine
UVA School of Nursing
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
UVA Physicians Group
For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. The publication’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” guide also recognizes nine UVA specialties for adults among the best in the U.S.
Five specialties are in the top 50 nationally:
Ear, Nose & Throat: 18th
Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 44th
Four specialties are rated “high performing,” placing them among the 10 percent nationally:
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery
UVA is also ra...ted “high performing” – the best possible rating – in eight common procedures or conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. These ratings are generally based on care provided to inpatients ages 65 and older.
“These national honors showcase the wide range of high-quality, specialized care that our physicians and team members provide to patients from across Virginia and beyond,” said Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center.