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 2017-2018 residency class, we will offer six positions in our Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program, two positions in our Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care program, two positions in our PGY2 Infectious Diseases program, and one position in our PGY2 Internal Medicine Program. All of our programs are fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) with the exception of the PGY2 Internal Medicine program, which is in pre-candidate status at this time.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is recruiting for its tenth 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 fourth 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 third 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.
The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program will recruit its first resident to begin in July 2017. The emphasis of this program is to develop the knowledge, skills, and leadership to competently participate with an internal medicine team. The graduates of our PGY2 program will be prepared to practice as a clinical specialist in internal medicine and serve as clinical preceptor for residents and students.
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.