PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership/Masters
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Critical Care Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
Internal Medicine Pharmacy
Thank you for your interest in WVU Medicine – WVU Hospitals' Pharmacy Residency Program. Our residency has over 35 years of history and has developed into one of the most high-quality programs across the country.
The WVU Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program was started in 1985 by then Residency Coordinator, Art Poremba, and accredited by ASHP in 1987. Since its inception, 136 residents have completed the PGY1 program. In addition to the PGY1 program, WVU Medicine offers a PGY1/PGY2/MHA Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency with an emphasis in specialty pharmacy, as well as seven PGY2 programs, including Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Pediatrics. Since the program’s establishment, close to 40 classes have graduated from the WVU Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program, consisting of over 200 residents. The program continues to gain national exposure, recruiting residents originally from schools located in nearly half of the 50 states.
Our residency program is designed to build your clinical knowledge base and allow you to grow into an independent practitioner, capitalizing on the large academic medical center environment at our hospital supported by a team of nationally recognized preceptors. The flexibility of the programs will provide the opportunity to enhance your clinical expertise and communication skills while meeting your own professional goals.
Individuals completing residency at WVU Medicine will be highly qualified independent providers of pharmaceutical care. The resident will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, be an educator of healthcare professionals and patients, be able to perform practice-related research, and become a leader in medication safety. The resident will exhibit a commitment to the profession by conducting their daily practice with a distinguished level of maturity and leadership. Residents completing this program will have highly developed skills and abilities, making them extremely marketable within the profession.
WVU Hospitals, a 720-bed tertiary care academic medical center, serves as the primary teaching destination for West Virginia University’s health professions schools. We are the largest of the 17 hospitals in the West Virginia University Health System, which includes hospitals in WV, OH, and MD. WVU Hospitals, the flagship campus of WVU Medicine, includes J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and the Chestnut Ridge Center for Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry on the same campus in Morgantown. WVU Hospitals provides the most advanced level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. Our staff consists of highly trained, dedicated professionals who are experienced in the latest techniques and technologies and the art of caring. WVU Hospitals is ranked the number one hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report and has received its fourth Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are not only the leader in clinical excellence in the state but also a national leader in innovative ground-breaking ther...apies and approach to patient care. As an academic health institution, and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded center, we bring access to the latest in clinical trials and we are at the forefront of developing cutting-edge research.