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The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and seeks to prepare pharmacists for a career in clinical practice by building a strong foundation of clinical skills and knowledge. Residents completing this program will gain knowledge, training, and broad practice skills in providing evidence-based, proficient, compassionate care. Successful completion of the residency program will make residents eligible for a PGY2 pharmacy residency training program and board certification.

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency (NMS# 292713)

About Us

Augusta Health is among the finest community hospitals in America nestled in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our patients receive an exceptional level of care, reassured that their loved ones and visitors have many amenities available within the hospital so they can all be comfortable while staying close during difficult times.

Augusta Health opened in 1994 to continue a tradition of personalized care with small-town hospitality that began more than 50 years ago with predecessor hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro, Virginia. Today, our highly trained physicians and staff use state-of-the-art technology to provide superlative care with warmth and compassion.

Scope of Services

Pharmacy services are made up of an inpatient pharmacy, an oncology infusion center satellite, ambulatory care services, and an outpatient pharmacy serving our community.

Our pharmacists participate in:

  • Prospective medication evaluation
  • Multi-disciplinary team rounds
  • Medication therapy management services
  • Antibiotic dosing programs
  • Pharmacy-driven anticoagulation services
  • Parenteral nutrition consults and dosing
  • IV to PO and therapeutic interchanges
  • Community, staff and patient education
  • Meds to beds program

Application:

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To be considered for an on-site interview, the applicant must submit the following to PhORCAS by the date indicated on the ASHP Online Residency Directory:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official College of Pharmacy transcripts

Program Description

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Augusta Health Care is an extensive 12-month program designed to develop a confident, well-rounded and independent pharmacy practitioner. Our program is designed to ensure a broad hospital pharmacy practice experience in a community teaching setting while incorporating the interests and goals of the individual resident. Our team of dedicated pharmacists will build on the resident's education and help develop the necessary skills to be an effective and confident clinical practitioner. The resident will be exposed to a wide variety of patient care settings through numerous core learning experiences and will become an integral part of the interdisciplinary teams. The foundation of the program is built upon Augusta Health's core values of excellence, teamwork, patient and community-centeredness, and professionalism.

Curriculum

Required learning experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Patient Care
  • Adult General Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacy Administration/ Leadership

Elective Learning experiences:

  • Adult Medicine II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Other potential electives at the discretion of the Residency Program Director

Longitudinal experiences, required:

  • Residency Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Formal Educational Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Staffing (12 months/ 48 shifts minimum)
    • Every 3rd to 4th weekend
    • One weekday off the week after a scheduled weekend
    • Holidays (2 major, 2 minor)

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Andrew Moyer, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor
Director, PGY-1 Residency Program
Augusta Health, Dept. of Pharmacy
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
(610) 858-5482

For more information, please contact:
AM5880719 [at] augustahealth.com

Professional meetings: (All travel/lodging/ registration are supported)

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Eastern States Residency Conference

Required Application Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
  • Eligible for employment in the United States (applicants requiring international visa sponsorship will not be considered)
  • Adhere to the rules of the Residency Matching Program
  • Completion of a background check and initial employee health screen which includes immunization and drug screen