WVU Hospitals and School of Pharmacy Residency Program


Number of Positions:
PGY-1—5 positions

Starting Date: PGY-1 – July 5, 2017
Estimated Stipend: PGY-1: $43,000+
Interview Required: Yes

Fringe Benefits: Comprehensive flexible benefits packages including medical, dental, vision, life and disability. In addition, the residents receive paid days off, paid holidays, and financial support for travel to professional and educational programs and professional society meetings.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
ASHP Accredited
Program Director: Justin Hare, Pharm.D., FASHP
(Lisa Keller, Pharm.D., BCPS beginning 7/17)


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 (PGY2) 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 in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any 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 is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) of the professional school years but requiring further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance. Their residency year provides 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 have the 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, operational practice in various pharmacy satellites, and the completion of the Teaching Certificate Program. Elective learning experiences are available to permit the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals.