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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Has Inova Fairfax's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Existed?

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has been training pharmacy graduates since 1989. The program became ASHP accredited in 1990. Our residents have gone on to pursue successful careers in many areas of pharmacy practice. We are in the 30th year of our PGY-1 Program.

How Many Residents Do You Accept?

We have four to five residency positions available.

How Does the Clinical On Call Program Work?

The PGY-1 residents rotate as the clinical-pharmacist-on-call (COC) with members of their residency class (including PGY-2s) approximately every 6 weeks.

Responsibilities of the COC may include responding to drug information questions, assisting with management of medication problems, and other issues not resolvable by the pharmacist on duty.

Additional responsibilities the resident will encounter while on-call include implementation of any ongoing clinical initiatives that are being conducted by the Department of Pharmacy and serving as a clinical pharmacotherapy resource to members of the pharmacy and medical staff. 

Where is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Located?

Inova Fairfax is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, near a major freeway (the capital beltway). The hospital is fairly accessible from all directions, including a nearby Metro station with shuttle service to the hospital campus.

Do You Conduct Interviews in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) During the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting?

No. We attend the resident showcase, but do not conduct PGY-1 residency interviews (only PGY-2 interviews) at PPS.