Residents — PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Regional Medical Center

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 80 hours of paid time off (PTO) days in addition to their PTRO 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
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate through Virginia Commonwealth University


Jennifer Hodge
Jennifer Hodge, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

 Meghan McTavish
Meghan McTavish, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

 Kimberly O'Neil
Kim O'Neil, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

 Zachary Powers
Zachary Powers, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

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.