Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 Residency Program
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Richmond Metro Area, Virginia
The Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited 12-month postgraduate program designed to train pharmacists in the health system setting.
The residency program, which became accredited in 2009, is a multiple-site program that is centralized out of Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, community hospitals that are members of the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) healthcare system. BSMH is a Catholic-based hospital system that includes locations in seven states and internationally. BSMH is a not-for-profit organization that upholds five central values: human dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship, and service.
PGY1 rotation opportunities are available at BSMH ambulatory care and outpatient pharmacy sites and at four of the Bon Secours Mercy Health hospitals in the Richmond, Virginia, area:
Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC): 225-licensed bed hospital in Mechanicsville, VA
St. Mary’s Hospital (SMH): 391-licensed bed hospital in Richmond, VA
St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC): 130-licensed bed hospital in Midlothian, VA
Richmond Community Hospital (RCH): 104-licensed bed hospital in Richmond, VA
The PGY1 residency consists of an orientation period at the start of the program that is four to six weeks in length. After residents complete orientation, they participate in required block and longitudinal rotations that are generally four to six weeks and three to six months in length, respectively. The rotation schedule is determined based upon several factors, including the resident’s residency program pre-survey answers, resident’s goals, preceptor availability, and resident’s rotation preference.
In addition to the required rotations and projects listed below, residents complete the staffing learning experience. Each resident staffs throughout the year at one of the main residency program sites: Memorial Regional Medical Center or St. Mary’s Hospital.
Required block rotations:
Critical Care I
Internal Medicine I
Pharmacy Administration I
Required longitudinal rotations:
Ambulatory Care Interdisciplinary Presentation
Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T)
Required longitudinal projects:
Continuing Education (CE) Presentation
Medication Use Evaluation
Ambulatory Care I and II
Antimicrobial Stewardship I
Behavioral Health I and II
Cardiac Medicine I
Critical Care II
Emergency Medicine I and II
Internal Medicine II
Medication Safety I
Oncology/Outpatient Infusion Clinic I
Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit I and II
Pharmacy Administration II
Pharmacy Informatics I
Population Health I
Research and Scholarly Activity:
Each resident completes one formal, longitudinal medication use evaluation project and one formal, longitudinal research project. During residency orientation, the residents are given potential topics and corresponding project preceptors for consideration. Residents may also create their own topics based upon their pharmacy interests per approval by the residency leadership team. The residents receive guidance and feedback from their project preceptors and the Residency Research Oversight Committee throughout the longitudinal experiences. Both projects are required to be presented at designated pharmacy conferences during the residency year.
Residents also lead in-services for pharmacists and other health professionals throughout the year during rotations and create a one-hour continuing education program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Teaching and Learning Certificate Program:
Residents complete the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program that is offered through the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. As a participant in this program, the resident serves as a preceptor to at least one pharmacy student from VCU during the residency year. Additionally, the resident leads practicum sessions and didactic lectures for the pharmacy school. If a resident has already successfully completed a teaching certificate program, he or she may be excused from this requirement after approval from the residency leadership team.
Residency candidates should submit required materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) no later than January 4, 2023.
Match Program Participation:
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center match number: 115713
Applicants should submit the following materials through PhORCAS:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Three references using the PhORCAS standardized form
Selected residency candidates with completed applications are invited for interview
Be a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Be eligible for licensure in Virginia
Submit all required application materials to PhORCAS by the stated deadline
Be available for interview (a limited number of virtual interviews will be available in addition to in-person interviews)
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is a community hospital that is a part of the larger Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) healthcare system. At BSMH, our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence. We’re a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Mercy Ministries. Across our footprint, we have 50+ hospitals in seven states and Ireland. Collectively, we have over 60,000 associates including 2,600 providers. Our organization upholds five core values: Human Dignity, Integrity, Compassion, Stewardship and Service.
Our PGY1 program is based out of Memorial Regional Medical Center, with rotation opportunities across four facilities in the metro Richmond area:
• Memorial Regional Medical Center (225 licensed beds)
• St. Mary' Hospital (391 licensed beds)
• St. Francis Medical Center (130 licensed beds)
• Richmond Community Hospital (104 licensed beds).
Resident benefits include:
• Stipend and paid expenses for select educational conferences/opportunities: $51,500
• Insurance: Health, Vision, Dental
• Paid holiday, leave, vacation, and interview time
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) c...ertificate training
• Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate training
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificate training
• Free hospital parking