Benefits and Compensation


  • $51,500 (includes travel and meeting expenses)


Residents qualify for Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) health, vision, and dental plans

Paid Time Off

Residents receive paid time off for designated holidays, interview days and conference days.

Academic Stipend

Registration and travel expenses for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and the Eastern States Conference in April have been included in the resident stipend and are the responsibility of the resident. Additional funds are provided for continuing education presentations and conferences as needed per the discretion of residency program leadership.

Other Benefits

  • Free hospital parking
  • Laptop for the duration of the residency year
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate training
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ALCS) certificate training
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate through Virginia Commonwealth University


Lana Luong, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Rutgers University, 2021

Jennifer M. Ngo, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2021

Suchi Shah, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Maryland, 2021

Carolin Thi Tran, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2021

Lifestyle in the Area

Virginia’s state capital of Richmond is home to over 225,000 individuals. Richmond offers both city landscapes and beautiful scenic areas. Additionally, Richmond provides residents with a large variety of activities to enjoy. For example, individuals can whitewater raft in the James River, bike or run on the numerous trails throughout and around the city, spend the day at one of the nationally-recognized museums, participate in art and music festivals throughout the year, or enjoy food at award-winning restaurants.

What to Expect

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center residents will complete required and elective learning experiences at multiple Bon Secours Mercy Health sites in the Richmond, VA, area. Over the course of the 12-month program, the PGY1 pharmacy resident will develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to become an independent pharmacist who effectively interacts with the health care team and makes evidence-based recommendations to optimize patients’ care. Based upon the resident’s career goals, strengths, and improvement opportunities, individualized rotation schedules and development plans are created to promote the resident’s success throughout the residency year and to prepare the resident for the next steps in his or her pharmacy career.  

Call Schedule 

Pharmacy residents are not required to participate in an on-call schedule.

Average Hours a Week

Residents work an average of 50 to 60 hours per week.