This residency program provides preparation for the Doctor of Pharmacy seeking a career in clinical practice or academia. Each PGY-1 class has 5 residents, one of whom will complete their residency in a psychiatry setting. Learning experiences are offered in several areas of pharmacy practice, including: primary care clinics with a focus on cardiovascular risk reduction, diabetes, lipid management; anticoagulation; acute care in critical care, internal medicine, spinal cord injury, and polytrauma; drug information; psychiatry; geriatrics; pharmacy administration. Many elective opportunities are available including transitional care, infectious disease, pain management, academic detailing, and more. Residents operate under their preceptors' scopes of practice and prescriptive authority. Residents serve as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. A Teaching & Learning Certificate Program is available in conjunction with VCU School of Pharmacy. Each resident completes an MUE and residency project; the latter is presented at a regional residency conference in the spring of the residency year. Inpatient staffing is required. Once licensed, residents are eligible for a dual appointment; dual appointment allows for residents to be paid pharmacist wages for weekend staffing.
Must possess a PharmD degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
Must be a US citizen.
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