Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

General Information

  • Accreditation Status: ASHP accredited program
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Starting Date: Early July
  • Interview Required: Yes

System Medication Safety Officer
Laura Monroe-Duprey, BS Pharm, PharmD

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) +
  • Hospital Quality, Safety and Policies (5)
  • Formulary Management (5)
  • Leadership ** (8)


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

  • Medication Safety in the Emergency Department
  • Medication Safety in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Advanced Medication Safety in Informatics
  • Medication Safety year long experience in system medication performance improvement initiatives and safety event reviews/ discoveries
  • Reports & Analytics year long experience in reporting and analytics from a system data standpoint across all disciplines
  • Medication Information Systems year long experience working with an expert in Epic Willow or in Pharmacy IT systems to understand where technology meets medication safety challenges

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:

  • 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)

Residency Locations