The Sentara Martha Jefferson residency experience is a 12 month program designed to provide the resident with the knowledge, abilities, experience, attitude, and critical thinking skills necessary to become a leader in integrated health system pharmacy practice. Rotations are designed to enhance the expertise of the resident in the application and management of drug therapy in a variety of patient care areas; in the provision of drug information services; and in practice management as it relates to the overall direction and integration of pharmacy services. The program is sufficiently flexible to allow the resident to develop skills in many areas based on individual need and preference.
During pharmacy rotations, the resident assumes the responsibility for all aspects of patient drug therapy including: conducting patient interviews and patient medication counseling; advising physicians, nurses, and patients on appropriate drug use; attending rounds and conferences; pharmacokinetic consulting; and providing lectures on drug therapy to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff. Required rotations include orientation, critical care, drug information, practice management, sterile compounding/nutrition, informatics, medication safety, and internal medicine. Elective rotations include emergency medicine, oncology, cardiology and others coordinated with the University of Virginia Health System based on need and availability.
During resident training, valuable experience is obtained in the many integrated aspects of a pharmacy service including quality improvement programs, medication use evaluation programs, and regulatory compliance. These experiences enable the resident to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively; to organize, prioritize, and manage pharmacy services; and to plan for and implement new programs. Residents also have the opportunity to earn a Teaching and Learning Certificate through Virginia Commonwealth University.
For more information about the residency at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital please contact us.
Residency Program Director:
Margaret Taylor, Pharm.D, BCPS
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone #: 434-654-8527
Pharm.D. or equivalent experience and eligibility for licensure in Virginia. Current , official transcript of all pharmacy-related coursework. Three letters of recommendation, Curriculum vitae, and letter of intent.
Sentara Healthcare has come a long way since 1888 when it was first established as the 25-bed Retreat for the Sick in Norfolk, VA. Flash-forward more than 125 years: Sentara Healthcare is now comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina and beyond.
For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.
Among our many strengths, we are a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, and infection prevention. We were also the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU, a remote monitoring system for intensive care. Our dedication to improving and increasing medical opti...ons for our patients is reinforced by our ongoing participation in national and international research. These vital medical trials help us advance toward our mission of improving health every day.
Sentara Pharmacy Services boasts 4 pharmacy residency programs. Three of these are PGY1 programs located in different areas of Virginia: one in Hampton Roads, one in Charlottesville (Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital), and one in Harrisonburg (Sentara RMH Medical Center). The fourth residency program is a PGY2 Informatics program located in the Hampton Roads area.
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