PGY2 pharmacy residency programs are built on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete a PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Graduates of the Inova Health System PGY2 Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency program will be empowered to treat and manage patients from complex chronic illnesses to routine ambulatory concerns. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of care for the entire patient, with graduates being well equipped to function as an integrated member of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, the resident will acquire the experiences necessary to exercise leadership in ambulatory pharmacy practice at a local and health-care system level and provide experiential and didactic education to a variety of healthcare professionals and those training to be healthcare professionals.

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, a fully integrated health system with a strong clinically integrated network of physicians and robust population health management programs. Inova’s 20,000+ team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.

Program Features

Areas of experience will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Direct patient care in our ambulatory facilities
  • Provision of drug information to members of the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff
  • Participation in quality initiatives designed to improve the medication use process, and the costs associated
  • Development of a residency research project, including preparation of a manuscript for publication
  • Presentation of a seminar, a complicated patient case, and journal clubs to members of the pharmacy staff
  • Participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Ambulatory Sub-Committee, and formulary management activities including preparation of formulary monographs and medication use evaluations

List of Rotations Available


  • Orientation
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • System and Practice Management
  • Vulnerable Populations


  • Advanced Transitions of Care
  • Geriatrics House Calls
  • Medication Safety
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Value Based Care

Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.

Salary and Benefits

  • Large and diverse practice environment
  • Teaching opportunities at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
  • Professional meetings reimbursement
  • Estimated stipend: $61,090
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Accrual of paid time off (PTO)
  • Hospital employee garage parking (free)

How to Apply

Apply to the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

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