Comprehensive Clinical Training

Charleston Area Medical Center’s PGY1 pharmacy residency is an ASHP accredited program. The focus of this program is to provide residents with an extensive range of pharmacy practice experiences tailored to meet individual needs and interests. This is accomplished through clinical and non-clinical rotations of five-six weeks in length. Pharmacists completing the PGY1 residency at CAMC will be competent, self-directed learners possessing leadership and professional skills with the confidence and ability to excel in diverse practice environments.

PGY1 Program Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Required rotations (5-6 weeks)

  • Critical Care (choice of cardio-pulmonary, medical, neuro, pediatric, surgical and trauma ICU)
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Internal Medicine or Family Medicine - Inpatient 
  • Practice Management

Elective rotations (5-6 weeks)

  • 340B and Internal Medicine Clinic 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Outpatient
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Pharmacy Informatics 
  • Renal Transplant
  • Transitions of Care

Note: Residents may choose additional elective rotations from the required rotations category if desired. 

Longitudinal experiences

  • ASHP Teaching Certificate
  • Drug Information
  • Professional Presentations (Journal Club, Case Conference x2, Cardiac Rehab, Internal Medicine Noon Conference, ACPE accredited CE Presentation)
  • Residency Research Project 
  • Staffing (1 evening per week, 1 weekend per month; Parenteral Nutrition; 1 Evening at WV Health Right Clinic per month)


  • Resident Compensation and Benefits At A Glance
  • Financial support to attend ASHP Midyear and Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid time off
    • 14 vacation days
    • 10 sick days
    • 7 professional/education days

CAMC Pharmacy Resident Manual

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