The Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program at West Virginia University Medicine, Ruby Memorial Hospital will build upon residents’ 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 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.
PGY-1 residents at WVU Medicine will be provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services, and further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position or practice setting. PGY-1 residents at WVU Medicine will acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis of the program is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) of the professional school years but requires further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance during residency. The residency year will provide a fertile environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Residents at WVU Medicine will exhibit a commitment to the profession of pharmacy and be able to develop their own personal plan for professional development. Residents completing this program will attain knowledge, skills, and abilities that are highly marketable.
The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of five major elements:
· Inpatient Care
· Ambulatory Patient Care
· Medication Management
· Practice Management
· Practice-Related Education/Training
The program varies for each resident based upon his or her goals, interests, and previous experiences. In accordance with current ASHP standards, all residents are required to complete learning experiences in core subject areas considered to be essential to the practice of pharmacy. Additional requirements include the development and completion of practice-related research, the development of oral/written communication skills, the completion of a Medication-Use Evaluation, the presentation of ACPE Accredited Continuing Education seminars, the participation in various hospital committees, and operational practice in various pharmacy satellites. Completion of the Teaching Certificate Program and other elective learning experiences are available to permit the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals.
WVU Hospitals, a 710-bed tertiary care center, serves as the primary teaching destination for West Virginia University’s health professions schools. We are a member of the West Virginia United Health System. The clinical excellence of WVU Hospitals has been nationally recognized (Level One Trauma Center, Magnet recognition for nursing, etc.), and we are widely considered a leading employer of choice for our employee-friendly environment and approach. WVU Hospitals, the flagship campus of WVU Medicine, includes the flagship hospital Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, and the Chestnut Ridge Psychiatric Center on the same campus in Morgantown. University Healthcare in the eastern part of the state and Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV, are subsidiaries of WVU Hospitals, Inc.