The pharmacy residency programs conducted at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia have a strong commitment to the education and professional development of pharmacists. For the 2014-2015 residency class, we will offer six positions in our Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program, one position in our Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care program and one position in our PGY2 Infectious Diseases program.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is recruiting for its seventh class and is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The graduates of our PGY1 program will be prepared for positions to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care, serve as adjunct faculty or complete PGY2 pharmacy training.
The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is currently in its first year and is seeking full accreditation by ASHP. Accreditation is expected near the time of our first resident’s completion of the program. The emphasis of this program is to develop pharmacists with expertise in critical care pharmacotherapy. The graduates of our PGY2 program will be prepared to practice as a clinical specialist in critical care and serve as adjunct faculty.
The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program will recruit its first resident to begin in July of 2014. The program will seek full accreditation status with ASHP during the initial year. The emphasis of this program is to develop pharmacists adept in clinical management of infectious diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship. The graduates of our PGY2 program will be prepared to practice as clinical specialists in infectious diseases, manage Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and serve as adjunct faculty.
About the Pharmacy Department
The Department of Pharmacy at CRMH is comprised of approximately 70 pharmacists and 70 technicians. We utilize a mix of decentralized clinical staff and specialists to provide pharmaceutical care for patient populations ranging from Level 1 trauma to neonatal critical care.
In addition to our personnel, we utilize multiple technologies to deliver care, including Pyxis Medstations, centralized carousels, computerized prescriber order entry, electronic medical records and bedside barcode scanning. Approximately 30 percent of our pharmacists are adjunct or associate professors for regional schools of pharmacy and medicine.