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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Program Overview - PGY2 Residency: Medication-Use Safety and Policy


General Information

  • Accreditation Status: Candidate for ASHP Accreditation
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Starting Date: End of June
  • Interview Required: Yes

Residency Program Director
Laura Monroe-Duprey, BS Pharm, PharmD
Regional Director of Pharmacy Services

Chief Pharmacy Officer
Melanie Massiah-White

Application Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
  • A graduation certificate in an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program
  • Must be able to obtain pharmacist licensure in the state of Virginia
  • Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation

* Requirements submitted through participation in PhORCAS system starting 2021

Visit the PhORCAS website



5 Weeks


5 Weeks (Select 1)



  • IAH Orientation/Staffing (3 Weeks)
  • IMVH Orientation/Staffing (3 Weeks)
  • Advanced Medication Safety RG
  • Reports and Analytics
  • Medication Information Systems OF
  • Hospital Quality, Safety and Policies OF
  • Drug information RG
  • Formulary Management OF
  • Physician and Nursing Leadership RG

RG: Rotation offered regionally (at both IAH & IMVH)
OF: Rotation offered at Inova System Office

  • Medication Safety in the Emergency Department
  • Medication Safety in Antimicrobial Stewardship


  • Case report
  • Manuscript
  • Review article on a medication or class


  • Continuing Education (CE) 1 hour lecture for Nursing
  • Mentorship of PGY1 resident 1 hour CE
  • Mentorship of PGY1 resident research project
  • Primary preceptor of APPE student(s)


  • A medication use improvement project developed by the resident, submitted and approved by an IRB.

Residency Locations