Bon Secours Richmond Health System's PGY1 Pharmacy 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 PGY1 pharmacy 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 Residency Conference.

At a Glance: 

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

Program length: 12 months

Clinical location: Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Enrollment: Yearly

Acceptance: Competitive, National Match Service

Stipend: $51,500/year

Number of Positions: 4

Starting Month: June/July

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

Professional Liability Insurance
The resident is required to carry professional liability insurance in order to go into the clinical area. The resident pays an annual premium for the amount of coverage, which can be purchased through the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).