Group shot of pharmacy residents with preceptors.
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 2016-2017 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. All of our programs are fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is recruiting for its ninth class. Our PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy 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 PGY2 pharmacy residency training.
The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is currently in its third year. 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 clinical preceptor for residents and students.
The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program is currently in its second 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 PyxisMedstations, 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.