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Thanks for your interest in our program! We have made the decision to early commit for the 2023-2024 academic year. We wish you continued success and hope you consider applying for future EM team opportunities at Inova!


I. Orientation (4 weeks)

  • Comprehensive orientation to the operational and clinical services provided by the Department of Pharmacy; includes departmental competencies, aseptic technique, online learning modules
  • Electronic medical record (i.e., EPIC) training
  • Resident lecture series
  • PALS certification (if not already certified); ATLS course audit

II. Clinical Rotations

Residents will be exposed to a wide variety of required and elective experiences, 5 weeks in duration unless noted otherwise below, as well as longitudinal experiences that last the duration of residency. The schedule will be determined by the resident and the residency program director during the orientation period but can always be subject to change.

Required   Elective*

Emergency Medicine

  • Adult I (10 weeks, 4 days per week)
  • Pediatric I (10 weeks, 1 day per week)
  • Adult/Pediatric II (8 weeks)
  • Adult/Pediatric III (9 weeks)
  Adult Critical Care (if not taken as required)
  • CICU
  • TICU
Medical/Surgical Critical Care (1 required)
  • Trauma ICU (TICU)
  • Medical/surgical ICU (MSICU)
  • General Pediatrics
  • PICU
Toxicology at National Capitol Poison Center   Infectious Diseases

III. Pharmacy Practice Experience

  • Participation in decentralized ED staffing every 3rd weekend
  • Participation in clinical on call (COC) program (~ every 6th week)

IV. Practice Management (two 3-month longitudinal blocks)

  • Committee membership and participation
  • Policy and protocol development and revision
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Emergency management
  • Monograph (if applicable)

V. Project Requirements

  • (2) formal case presentations
  • (2) clinical controversy journal clubs
  • Continuing education presentation, ACPE accredited
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Research project
    • IRB submission
    • Presentation of results at national conference(s) (e.g., ASHP Midyear, SAEM)
    • Development of manuscript suitable for publication
  • Participation in the education and training of provider, nursing and pharmacy team members

VI. Precepting Requirements

  • Co-preceptorship of pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
  • (2) 5-week blocks serving as primary preceptor to APPE student or PGY1 resident
  • Faculty appointment at VCU School of Pharmacy - IFH Campus
  • Participation in Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional if completed in PGY1)

How to Apply

Apply to the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program:
Apply Here