The 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is accredited for the maximum term allowable by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and offers you excellent training to increase your acute-care skills in a structured program. During the program, you will assume considerable responsibility for patient care through projects and direct patient interaction. Rotations are based at the Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest campus, but electives may be taken at other facilities in the HCA network, including our other Henrico campus hospitals: Parham Doctors’ Hospital and Retreat Doctors’ Hospital.
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Department of Pharmacy is a clinically and technologically progressive department spanning three hospitals and offering numerous same-day surgery and outpatient services. The pharmacy residency practice program is an extension of these services that allows our dedicated pharmacists to train and expand the skills and knowledge of new practitioners.
We participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, or PhORCAS. Mailed or e-mailed applications will not be considered. To apply to the program, please complete all of the following materials in PhORCAS:
- Current curriculum vitae
- Completed Applicant Information and Educational Information sections of PhORCAS
- Official transcripts for all pharmacy education
- Personal cover letter indicating why postgraduate training is being pursued
- Formal letter of professional reference in addition to the official PhORCAS recommendation form for a minimum of three references as follows:
- One reference from a faculty member in your professional degree program
- Two references from practicing pharmacists with whom you have had work or patient care experience
Applicants should be aware that our program has opted to include an experience assessment as an application requirement even though PhORCAS does not include this item when determining application status. Applicants should contact the program director for an electronic copy of the experience assessment. Applicants assume responsibility for the complete submission of all materials by the deadline.
Application deadline is January 1st, 2021. Selected applicants will be notified by January 11th, 2021.
We require an on-site interview including a tour of the facility and personal introduction to our preceptors. Selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview.
To be eligible for hire and maintain employment, the applicant must complete the following upon acceptance to the program:
- Be a licensed, practicing pharmacist or be graduating from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
- Submit copies of diplomas or official transcripts of pharmacy education
- Acquire licensure in Virginia by September 1 of the residency year
- Complete and pass a drug screen, background check and physical
- Create a profile and apply online via the hospital’s website
- Provide two forms of identification to verify eligibility to work in the United States
An electronic copy of the residency manual including roles and responsibilities, residency-specific policies and procedures, and other pertinent information will be made available at time of interview offer; however, any applicant can request these of the residency program director earlier.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact:
Elizabeth Badgley, PharmD, BCPS - PGY1 Residency Program
Director/Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 747-5658
- Critical Care
- Drug Information
- Pediatrics with focus in Neonatology
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Practice Management/Administration
And the selection of one of the following:
- Surgical Medicine
- Ambulatory Care – Solid Organ Transplant
- Code Response
Other Required Activities
- Continuing Education Development
- Medication Use Evaluation
- Residency Project
- Surgical Medicine
- Division Infectious Diseases
- Resident Interest
Required rotations may also be repeated as an elective. Rotations are generally five weeks in length. The length of rotations can be extended in most circumstances in order to accommodate a resident’s preferences.
Ambulatory Care – Solid Organ Transplant is a required longitudinal rotation precepted by Christina Olmsted, PharmD, BCPS. During this rotation, the resident will follow outpatients at the Virginia Transplant Center for approximately one half day every week–all year beginning in September. Appointments with patients involve medication reconciliation, monitoring for side effects, recommending adjustments to therapy based off of patient interview, and assisting patients in the development of independence and compliance with complicated regimens status post transplantation.
Critical Care is a required rotation which focuses on the treatment of patients requiring intensive medical, general surgical care, and trauma surgery care. The rotation encompasses several adult intensive care units (ICUs): the Surgical ICU and the Cardiac ICU. The critical care service heavily involves the monitoring of and intervening upon the pharmacotherapy of severely ill patients. Profiles of ICU patients are reviewed daily, as well as specific reports which detail attributes of interest in providing pharmaceutical care. Disease state and critical care literature are routinely reviewed with the preceptor and applied to clinical practice.
Drug Information is a required rotation that develops the resident's competency at interpreting and applying drug information to clinical programs. A considerable amount of literature is reviewed with the preceptor over the course of the rotation. Additionally, the resident will learn and participate in formulary management, medication utilization evaluation, competency design and follow-through, and application of clinical knowledge into clinical programs. The preceptor will also mentor the resident in designing a clinically relevant continuing education program. The resident will learn the importance of integrating pharmacists into hospital performance improvement activities and will understand the role the pharmacist must play in the medication-use process in improving core measure performance. The resident will be responsible for maintaining core measures compliance for patients in the resident’s current service line throughout the residency year.
General Medicine is a required rotation precepted by Tiffany Kozlik, PharmD, BCPS. The resident is able to participate in direct patient care involving active collaboration with a hospitalist service. The pharmacy resident is responsible for identifying and resolving medication therapy issues for all patients on the assigned medical units in order to design, implement, and modify drug therapy regimens. The resident will have ample opportunity for patient education including but not limited to anticoagulation management. Disease state and current literature are routinely reviewed with the preceptor and applied to clinical practice. Additional projects vary based on current needs and may include pharmacist and nursing education, journal club, drug information questions, patient case presentation and medication use evaluations (MUE) which complete the rotation’s requirements. The goal of this rotation is to develop the resident’s confidence and efficiency as an independent clinical pharmacist in all areas of an acute care general medicine practice.
Internal Medicine is a required rotation precepted by Eve Bell (Woodum), PharmD, BCPS. This rotation involves active participation with a hospitalist service along with opportunities for daily follow-up of post-operative cardiac surgery patients on a telemetry unit. The resident is able to participate in direct patient care under the guidance of the preceptor, which includes rounding on patients, providing patient education, and troubleshooting concerns as issues arise. The resident will have the opportunity to teach an outpatient class for cardiac rehabilitation patients and to observe an outpatient class for pulmonary rehabilitation patients to further develop patient counseling skills in various settings. Article review and additional projects complete the rotation’s requirements.
Infectious Disease is a required rotation precepted by Alex Smart, PharmD. This rotation is a required rotation and focuses on effective use of antimicrobials within the acute care setting for the treatment of patients with bacterial, fungal, and viral illnesses. Antimicrobial coverage and antibiotic selection are discussed in-depth. The resident is able to actively participate in provision of pharmaceutical care and integrate pharmacodynamic principles into a multidisciplinary approach. Patients span all service lines of each HDH campus. Core content of this rotation will include disease state topic readings/discussion, antimicrobial mechanisms of action/resistance, and evidence-based management of common pathogens and infectious processes. Streamlining activity involving antibiotic selection, dosing and duration will be paramount for this rotation.
Pediatrics with focus in Neonatology is a required rotation of the residency precepted by Christina Whitehill, PharmD. These rotations teach the fundamentals of caring for neonatal and pediatric patients, including the unique drug dosing, disease states, and treatment modalities involved in these patients. HDH has a very busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and there is ample opportunity for a resident to become competent in a large variety of disease states unique to this population. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a new service-line development and provides opportunities to develop protocols unique to this patient population. The resident can choose between a neonatology-focused or a pediatric-focused rotation with the option of taking both. The resident will be spending time reviewing patient cases, conferring with nursing and physicians, and providing drug information services. Possible parental interaction will be required for medication management at patient discharge.
Oncology is an elective rotation precepted by Emily Chambers, PharmD, BCOP. This rotation focuses on the treatment of patients with oncologic and hematologic diseases, and the complications of these diseases. Rounds are performed daily with the multidisciplinary oncology team with the expectation that the resident shall be an active participant in the care of the patients on the service. Proficiency with the use of common and some uncommon chemotherapeutic and hematologic agents is attained while on this rotation, as well as competency in the safety and monitoring process for these agents.
Practice Management (Administration) is a required rotation precepted by Sarah Gaffney, PharmD, BCPS. This rotation develops proficiency in the many aspects of managing a complex hospital pharmacy department. Skills such as human resource management, evaluation review and delivery, regulatory compliance, policy development, and patient safety systems enforcement, are taught. The resident will serve on collaborative interdisciplinary committees as an expectation of this rotation. Projects are typically assigned to the resident under the guidance of the preceptor.
Service (Staffing) is a required longitudinal rotation. During this rotation, the resident will develop competency working independently as a staff pharmacist. The resident will gain exposure to a wide variety of responsibilities, including compounded sterile product preparation processes, total parenteral nutrition entry and review, high risk medication dosing and preparation, medication order entry and verification, point-of-use automation technology, electronic record documentation, and pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring. The resident will also become proficient with regulatory compliance and adverse event reporting. This rotation offers numerous opportunities to interact with other disciplines allowing the resident to have active understanding of the pharmacist’s role within an institution committed to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Surgical Medicine is an elective rotation precepted by Elizabeth Badgley, PharmD, BCPS. Parham Doctor’s Hospital specializes in bariatric, orthopedic and general surgery. The resident will participate in daily patient rounding with the general surgical team and provide therapeutic recommendations focused on pain management, nutrition, glycemic control, antibiotic use, drug route of administration, drug dosing in obesity and medication administration considerations after bariatric surgery. The resident will have the opportunity to observe live surgeries in the operating room and radiologic studies being administered. Additionally, the resident will be provided the opportunity to round with a dietician responsible for nutritional needs of post-op surgical patients. Additional projects vary based on current needs and may include pharmacist and nursing education, journal club, drug information questions, patient case presentation and medication use evaluations (MUE) which complete the rotation’s requirements.
Biostatistics is a required longitudinal rotation, precepted by Elizabeth Badgley,PharmD, BCPS. The goal of this rotation is to review basics of biostatistics as it applies to pharmacy practice and preparation of the resident’s longitudinal research project. Residents will also gain exposure to use of Microsoft Excel © statistical analysis functionality and designing tables, graphics and figures for illustrating data.
Residents will read assigned readings and prepare handouts or slide presentation for leading monthly topic discussions. Residents will complete multiple choice practice problems as assigned by preceptor. Skills developed will be applied to statistical analysis of the resident’s MUE and longitudinal research project.
Code Response is a required longitudinal rotation, precepted by Christina Whitehill, PharmD. Pharmacy residents will become certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to actively participate in patient resuscitation. The goal of observation and participation is to become familiar with the pharmacist role’s in resuscitation. The goal of this longitudinal experience is to allow the pharmacy resident to become acquainted and proficient in ACLS and medication management during emergencies.
Detailed information about salary, benefits and amenities will be provided to pharmacy residents by Human Resources.
Salary: PGY1: $47,500
Duration of appointment: One year, beginning on July 1 of the program year and ending on June 30 of the following year.
Vacation and holiday leave: 10 days of paid time off (PTO) can be taken during rotations throughout the year with prior approval from the rotation preceptor and residency program director. Each resident will be required to work either Memorial Day or Labor Day. Additionally, each resident will be required to work either Thanksgiving and the day after, or Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as working three additional days during the week of the assigned holiday.
Sick and family leave: Sick leave is deducted from PTO. Residents are expected to notify co-workers and their respective preceptor or supervisor as early as possible when illness requires absence.
Educational and professional leave: Thirteen days are granted for paid professional leave to attend appropriate continuing education or professional programs, travel to job interviews or visit other residency sites or professional practice locations. Requests for professional leave must be submitted to and approved by the residency program director. Residents are expected to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, the Eastern States Conference for Residents and Preceptors, and either the fall or spring seminar of VSHP. Financial assistance is provided for travel, meals and lodging expenses for meetings in keeping with hospital policy.
Health benefits: Residents are eligible for health benefits as full-time pharmacist employees of HCA Virginia.
Liability insurance: All pharmacy residents are covered under HCA Virginia’s liability insurance policy. This insurance does not cover any other professional services at facilities outside of HCA Virginia.
Staffing: Residents are required to staff for a total of 26 weekends in the inpatient pharmacy every other weekend, two shifts per weekend, eight hours per shift.
On-call services: Drug Information/Clinical Manager or Administrative call may be assigned in the latter half of the residency year. In-house, overnight call is not required.
Office space and resources: Office space for use by pharmacy residents is provided at each site. Each resident is provided with a pager that is active throughout Richmond and Central Virginia.
Discounts and amenities: Residents are eligible to receive a wide variety of entertainment, health and other discounts.
Parking: Pharmacy residents park free in approved locations at each hospital.
Elizabeth Badgley, PharmD, BCPS, is the General Medicine & Surgery clinical specialist at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – Parham campus and the residency program director. She is the preceptor for the Surgical Elective rotation and longitudinal biostatistics rotation. Dr. Badgley received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. She joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2013 where she enjoys serving as a preceptor to students and residents.
Eve Bell-Woodum, PharmD, BCPS, has served the residency program in various capacities since 2006. In addition to precepting the Internal Medicine rotation, she teaches outpatient classes for the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. Dr. Bell-Woodum is a 2003 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency as one of the first two nationwide residents for McKesson Medication Management. Dr. Bell-Woodum was recognized as the Virginia Commonwealth University Preceptor of the Year award recipient in 2009 and serves as a VCU Experiential Education Advisor. She also volunteers as an ASHP Practitioner Surveyor, assisting with the accreditation and reaccreditation of residency programs nationwide.
Tiffany Kozlik, PharmD, BCPS, is the preceptor for the Medicine/Surgical rotation. Dr. Kozlik joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2011 when she began her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. She received her pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. She currently serves as the post surgical clinical specialist and has a special interest in technology.
Emily Chambers, PharmD, BCOP, joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2006 when she began her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her B.S. in biology and went on to receive her pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a preceptor to students and residents since 2007 making daily rounds with a multi-disciplinary team and focusing in Oncology.
Christina Olmsted, PharmD, BCPS, is a 2007 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She has been with Henrico Doctors Hospital as the Kidney Transplant Specialist since July 2008 and precepts the Ambulatory Care – Solid Organ Transplant rotation.
Alex Smart, PharmD, BCIDP, is the Infectious Diseases clinical specialist at Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals. Dr. Smart received his pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2017. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, VA and then went on to complete a PGY2 pharmacy residency in Infectious Diseases at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He joined the team at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2019.
Christina Whitehill, PharmD, is the preceptor for the Neonatology and Pediatrics rotations at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at George Mason University with a minor in Legal Studies in 2002. She completed her pharmacy degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Upon graduation, she worked as a Clinical/Staff Pharmacist at CJW Medical Center, Johnston-Willis Campus. She joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in February of 2010. Dr. Whitehill was a recipient of an Outstanding Preceptor Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013.
Philip Wong, PharmD, is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and preceptor for the July orientation month. Dr. Wong received his pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2015. Upon graduation, he worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He joined HCA as the first company’s first Associate Director in Training, a position created to mentor leaders for roles in HCA facilities. He joined the team at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2020.
Sarah M. Gaffney, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, is the Director of Pharmacy at HCA's Henrico Doctors' Hospital – Forest Campus in Richmond, Virginia and serves as preceptor for the administration rotation. Previously she served as Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Manager at HCA's CJW Medical Center, and Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. Gaffney’s clinical experience includes Internal Medicine and Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery intensive care. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY-2 Adult Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gaffney received an MBA from Averett University.