PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Program Info and Requirements

The Valley Health pharmacy residency program is a community-based and ambulatory-care program in conjunction with Marshall University. The program is a 12-month post-graduate program with a goal of providing residents with the experience and education required to provide excellent patient care in the community/ambulatory care setting. Valley Health’s mission is to provide the underserved population in our surrounding areas with outstanding healthcare. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows its goals and objectives for each rotation to achieve their standards. The PGY1 Community Residency Program includes core longitudinal rotations such as:

  • Staffing rotation
    • Staffing includes three different Valley pharmacy sites (East Huntington, Huntington, and Wayne)
  • Disease State Management
    • Management of disease states (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, substance use disorder, etc)
    • Transitions of care management
    • Target Drug Monitoring
    • Adherence/Star Measures
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
    • Currently, provide comprehensive medications reviews (CMRs) for eligible patients at numerous clinic sites and three pharmacy sites

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Academic
  • Assist in teaching pharmacy students at Marshall University School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching Certificate program
  • Yearlong research project
  • Presentations to other healthcare providers/nurses
  • Assist in teaching pharmacy students at Marshall University School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching Certificate program

Requirements to Complete the Residency Program

  • Yearlong research project
  • Regional/state continuing education presentations
  • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear
  • Presentation of a yearlong research project at Eastern States Conference

For additional information on how to apply, visit Marshall University’s website here.