Valley Health is a health care system consisting of 6 hospitals in Virginia and West Virginia. Valley Health provides the communities it serves with quality health care that is easy to access, well-coordinated, and responsive to their needs. Our biggest hospital, Winchester Medical Center (WMC), is where the majority of residency rotations take place. WMC houses a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III NICU, and it is a Magnet Designated Hospital.
The purpose of the program is to develop the resident's skills and competencies in providing patient-centered care in a broad range of clinical settings as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
The Valley Health pharmacy resident has numerous learning opportunities managing the care of patients with multiple co-morbidities and a large variety of ages. In addition to patient care experiences, the resident will conduct an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research project, participate in a medication use evaluations, and engage in daily operations of pharmacy services. Upon completion of our residency, the resident will be prepared to continue on to a PGY2 or to enter the workforce as hybrid or staff pharmacist.
Required Learning Experiences:
Leadership and Practice Management
Transitions of Care: Rehab
Medication Use Evaluation
Elective Learning Experiences:
Critical Care, Cardiology
Transitions of Care: Emergency Department
Ambulatory Care – 2 sites to choose from
The resident will have the opportunity to receive their Teaching and Learning certificate through our partnership with Shenandoah University. Additionally, there will be opportunities to mentor APPE and IPPE students throughout the year.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) from an ACPE-accredited college
Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Virginia
Registration and participation in ASHP’s National Matching Program
Three letters of recommendation, two must be from APPE preceptors