IFMC consists of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Schar Heart and Vascular, Inova Neurosciences and Inova Schar Cancer. IFMC is also home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and serves as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department accommodates more than 160,000 adult and pediatric patients each year. IHVI is the region's only dedicated cardiac hospital, housing the most advanced technology and facilities focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease; while Inova Children’s Hospital houses the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In addition, IFMC offers a robust organ transplantation program, including heart, lung, kidney and pancreas transplant services.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus serves as a regional medical school campus for University of Virginia and has affiliations with the medical schools at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Georgetown University, George Washington University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Our campus is host to a range of graduate medical education programs including both residency programs and fellowships. In addition to six independent Inova training programs, we also partner with four medical residency programs, to provide training in a total of 19 specialty training areas. The campus also serves as a regional campus for two schools of pharmacy, VCU and Shenandoah University, and has partnerships with seven schools of pharmacy.

IFMC Department of Pharmacy is a robust group of healthcare professionals with a team that is dedicated to practices that prevent, identify and resolve drug-related problems; ensure patient safety; and minimize cost. Our department’s commitment to nurses, physicians and other health care professionals results in optimal outcomes for the patients at IFMC.

Program Details:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Award

Inova's pharmacy medication team has been recognized for successful implementation of error-reduction strategies around insulin administration. The ISMP Cheers Awards honor work that is setting a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.

The pharmacy medication team collaborated with other disciplines to implement error-reduction strategies, including restricting regular insulin to the IV route, requiring regular insulin prescribing via order sets with dosing limits, linking orders for IV push regular insulin to ensure dispensing of an appropriate needleless luer lock insulin syringe, and including an image of the appropriate syringe to be used for administration in the medication administration record. Learn More