Program Overview

The Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited 12-month postgraduate program designed to train pharmacists in the health system setting. 

The residency program, which became accredited in 2009, is a multiple-site program that is centralized out of Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, community hospitals that are members of the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) healthcare system. BSMH is a Catholic-based hospital system that includes locations in seven states and internationally. BSMH is a not-for-profit organization that upholds five central values: human dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship, and service.  

PGY1 rotation opportunities are available at BSMH ambulatory care and outpatient pharmacy sites and at four of the Bon Secours Mercy Health hospitals in the Richmond, Virginia, area:

  • Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC): 225-licensed bed hospital in Mechanicsville, VA
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (SMH): 391-licensed bed hospital in Richmond, VA
  • St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC): 130-licensed bed hospital in Midlothian, VA
  • Richmond Community Hospital (RCH): 104-licensed bed hospital in Richmond, VA

Program Mission 

The mission of the Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 residency is to help new pharmacists gain confidence and competence in the health system setting. Specifically, residents receive training and develop competence in acute and ambulatory patient care; medication safety; drug-use policy development; leadership and management; advancement of practice and improvement of patient care; management of medical emergencies; and teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge. These skills are acquired via learning experiences, projects, and staffing requirements throughout the year.

Accreditation Status

Program Name: Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 Residency Program
Accreditation Status: ASHP-accredited
Next Site Visit: 2023
Length of Training: One year
Program Size: Four residents