Pharmacy Practice Residency

building competent, confident and compassionate practitioners as integral members of the health care team

Bon Secours Richmond Health System’s Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month postgraduate training program designed to help new pharmacists gain confidence and competence in the health system setting. This professional practice learning experience will emphasize the development of the knowledge and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy. The goals, objectives and evaluation processes are consistent with those established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for pharmacy practice residency programs.

Residents receive training and develop competence in acute patient care, medication safety, drug information, drug-use policy development and practice management. Residents serve as an integral part of our ongoing staff development program and will present lectures to and serve as mentors for our decentralized staff pharmacists. Residents will also precept Doctor of Pharmacy candidates from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and are given the opportunity to present didactic lectures at the university. Each resident will complete a major project and present the results at the annual Eastern States Residency Conference.

Accreditation: Fully accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Goal: The residency builds on previous education and experience, and its purpose is to train pharmaceutical care generalists who will be able to provide medication-related services to a broad range of patients. Further, the program focuses on various aspects of pharmacy practice management, with a goal of preparing future pharmacy leaders.

Program length: 12 months, July – June

Clinical location: Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Enrollment: Yearly

Acceptance: Competitive, National Match Service

Stipend: $43,500/year

Number of Positions: 3

Starting Date: July 1

Benefits: Health, dental, eye care, life and disability available; vacation, professional travel provided

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