Sentara RMH Medical Center is a 238-bed community hospital. In 2010, Sentara RMH prepared for its second century of service with the completion of its new hospital and health campus, located on 254 acres just east of Harrisonburg, VA. In May 2011, RMH joined Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system with more than 100 sites of care in Virginia and North Carolina.
Sentara RMH Pharmacy is innovative and progressive, focusing on advanced patient care and pharmacy practice. Services include a central inpatient pharmacy, extensive clinical services, outpatient pharmacy and an oncology pharmacy satellite. The inpatient pharmacy provides 24 hour operations and a fully-automated drug distribution system, from medication procurement and dispensing (dispensing robot, carousels and dispensing cabinets) to administration. Clinical pharmacists round with multi-disciplinary teams in various nursing units and provide 24 hour on-call clinical support. The pharmacy participates in resident training and the education of pharmacists, technicians, students, nurses, and medical staff.
Sentara RMH offers a 12 month ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency designed to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Required rotations include Orientation, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, various Internal Medicine rotations, Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Medication Safety/Drug Information, and Pharmacy Management. Various electives are offered including Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics/Women's Health, Precepting, Psychiatry, Sterile Compounding, Transitions of Care, and Critical Care. Longitudinal experiences include Pharmacy & Therapeutics (which include a medication use evaluation), Presentations, Pharmacy Distributive Services, and Research. In addition, residents participate in the clinical pharmacy on-call service. An optional teaching certificate program is available from Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. The precepting rotation is required for residents that opt to participate in the teaching certificate program.
For more information or questions about this residency program, please contact:
Laura Adkins, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Sentara RMH Medical Center
2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
PharmD degree or equivalent experience
Virginia licensure by August 15
About Sentara RMH Medical Center
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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