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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031


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


Required Rotations

5 weeks duration

Advanced Electives

5 weeks duration (select 1)

Longitudinal Experiences

Residency year

  • Orientation I (4 weeks)^
  • Orientation II (3 weeks) +
  • Medication Safety **
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Medication Information Systems #
  • Hospital Quality, Safety and Policies #
  • Drug Information **
  • Formulary Management #
  • Leadership **


+ Rotation offered at Inova Mount Vernon
^ Rotation offered at Inova Alexandria
# Rotation offered at Inova System Office
** Rotation Offered Regionally (both hospitals)

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

Publishing 2 of the following:

  • 1 case report submission for publication to an appropriate peer reviewed journal
  • 1 manuscript related to a research project submission for publication to an appropriate peer reviewed journal
  • 1 review article on a medication or medication pharmaceutical class submitted for publication to an appropriate peer reviewed journal

Teaching (3 of the following)

  • Continuing Education (CE) 1 hour lecture for any of the following groups: Allied Health Care, Nursing or Physicians
  • Mentorship of PGY1 resident Continuing Education (CE) 1 hour
    Mentorship of PGY1 resident research project
    Mentorship of other PGY1 resident project if approved in writing by RPD
  • Primary preceptor minimum of 1 APPE student

Medication Use Research Completion of a minimum of 3 of the following:

(1) Completion of a minimum of one (1) MUE

(2) Acceptance of a Poster or presentation at ASHP Mid-year meeting

(3) Acceptance of and participation in one of the following:

  1. Poster at a National Medication Safety Conference
    Presentation at a National or State Medication Safety Related Conference or MSOS monthly meeting

(4) A Formulary class review


One research project submitted as an IRB Protocol to an IRB

  • Committee Participation required (50% attendance)

System Pharmacy Medication Safety

System and local P&T


Residency Locations