Residency Listing

University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800674
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0674
Code: 38200
NMS Code: 177913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D., FASHP
(434) 924-2388
Fax: (434) 263-6075
Director of Pharmacy: Rafael Saenz, Pharm.D., MS, FASHP
(434) 465-7091
Fax: (434) 982-1889
Program Contact: Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D., FASHP
(434) 924-2388
Fax: (434) 263-6075
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 8
Application Deadline: 1/2/2019
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 50265
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The purpose of the program 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.

Numerous clinical rotations are offered by pharmacy clinicians in internal medicine, infectious diseases (adult consult, immunosuppressed, and ambulatory clinics), pediatrics, neurosciences, CT surgery/cardiology, transplantation/surgery, ambulatory care, hematology/oncology, benign hematology, and emergency medicine. Additional rotational experiences include medication use policy, pharmacy practice management, and informatics. The program offers eight 5 week rotations as well as 13-15 days of mini-rotations.

Residents provide distributive coverage in our inpatient pharmacy, IV room, and through clinical verification every other weekend.

Fringe Benefits:   

Medical, dental, and liability insurance; 12 vacation days; 14 sick days; professional leave days; educational and travel allowances.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Applicants must be enrolled in our a graduate of an ACPE-accredited advanced pharmacy program and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and licensed by September 1st.

  • Curriculum vitae (be sure to include completed and anticipated advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations and leadership and organizational involvement)
  • Letter of intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Three references: Three references MUST be from individuals able to speak to clinical problem-solving in direct patient care experiences (not classroom) and all 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
           - Professionalism

Training Site Type: Health System
Owner Affiliate: State
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 200
Non-Professional Staff: 100
Total Beds: 600
Average Daily Census: 550
Site Special Features:   

The University of Virginia Health System consists of the Medical Center and approximately 50 acquired practice sites. The Medical Center is a 600-bed facility serving a primarily rural population in Central Virginia. It features electronic medical record, computerized physician order entry, barcode medication administration, extensive ambulatory care services, a level one trauma center, an organ transplant program, regional burn and spinal cord injury centers, and other innovative health services. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides decentralized dispensing and clinical services. It has extensive automation, technology, and a state-of-the-art IV clean room. The Department operates pharmacist-run outpatient clinics and numerous outpatient dispensing pharmacies. In addition, the Department has nine ASHP-accredited residency programs and serves as a training site for the experiential education of pharmacy students from Virginia Schools of Pharmacy.

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