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Jan 8 2024

Winchester Medical Center

January 8, 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST


Winchester, VA

Our residency involves many different learning experiences in both block and longitudinal format. Required block rotations include orientation, internal medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, practice management and leadership, a teaching rotation of your choice, and adult ICU (there are three ICU rotations to choose from: cardiovascular surgery, neuro/trauma, and medical/cardiac). Longitudinal experiences include formulary management, community service/career development, CE development, and staffing (every 3rd weekend, one major holiday, and one minor holiday). Electives offered include critical care (in addition to the required rotation), advanced internal medicine, NICU/Pediatrics, anticoagulation, and neurology. For additional academic experience, a teaching and learning certificate can be obtained through our partnership with Shenandoah University (SU). Throughout the year you will also be provided opportunities to give presentations to the pharmacy staff and to learn about self-evaluation.  
The two large research projects include a medication usage evaluation, which is presented at Midyear, and a research project which is presented at Eastern States. Topics that previous residents have looked at for these projects include pain management in patients with traumatic rib fractures, ideal body weight dosing of IVIG, appropriateness of our use of albumin, among other topics. Many of our previous residents have had their research published.
After graduating from our program, many residents have completed PGY2s or fellowships in various specialties, while others have transitioned into clinical pharmacist, staff- clinical pharmacist, or staff pharmacist roles at institutional settings. Several past residents have continued in various capacities at WMC.
WMC is one of 10 residency programs that partner with SU. The residents from these 10 sites meet monthly for a residency forum and journal club. The forum includes topics that are helpful to your career and beyond such as CV development prior to Midyear and financial planning. Following the forum, the journal club allows residents to partner together to present a relevant journal article. These interactions with other SU affiliated residents provide excellent networking opportunities and additional support.


Charisa Flaherty

Date posted

Sep 28, 2023

Date updated

Sep 28, 2023