Meet the Director and Team — PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Regional Medical Center

Welcome from the Program Director

Congratulations on beginning the residency application process! Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va., which is a short commute from the Richmond metropolitan area. 

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is a 225-licensed bed community hospital that is a member of the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) healthcare system. BSMH is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital system with sites in seven states and internationally and upholds five central values: human dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship and service.  

The Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2009 and offers residents the opportunity to complete learning experiences at the four Richmond BSMH hospitals and with pharmacy leaders working across the entire BSMH health system. Due to the number of rotation sites and experiences available, residents are able to pursue a variety of interest areas during the program, including cardiology, behavioral health, ambulatory care, pediatrics/NICU, administration, oncology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care. 

In addition to learning how to be independent, knowledgeable and evidence-based pharmacists, residents enhance their teaching skills by providing education to other health care professionals, precepting pharmacy students and completing the Teaching and Learning Certificate program through a collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. 

I encourage you to learn more about the Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program by reviewing the residency website. I hope to see your application to our program and wish you the best of luck as you continue in your pharmacy career.

Laurie Efremidis, PharmD, MHA | Program Director
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Efremidis joined Bon Secours Mercy Health in 2009 as a pharmacist working overnights. Since joining the organization, her path has led her to serve as the pharmacy operations manager and then as the director of pharmacy. Laurie's role further expanded in 2022 as she became the PGY1 residency program director. She precepts residents during the Pharmacy Administration I and Pharmacy Administration II block rotations. She also has a Master of Health Administration degree from Mercy College of Ohio.

Core Faculty

Dejuan Branch, PharmD, BCPS, PRS
Tonya Buffington, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Leslie Cihak, PharmD, BCPS
Joshua Crawford, PharmD, BCPS
Susanna Dodd, RPh
Teaonsha Garrett, PharmD, BCPP
Emily Hand, PharmD, BCPS
Ashley-Nicole Loving, PharmD, BCPS
Eric MacPherson, PharmD, BCPS
Sallie Mayer, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Jason Parker, PharmD, BCPS
Jennifer Scholtz, PHarmD, BCPS
Gregory Stevens, PharmD, BCPS
Kelly Sweet, PharmD, MSHA
Sara Torborg, PharmD, BCPS
Thuy Tran, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Amanda Wiebe, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Stacy Zolas, PharmD, BCPS

Contact Us

Program Director: Laurie Efremidis, PharmD, MHA
Email address:
Phone: 804-764-6367