Post Graduate Year 2: Geriatric Pharmacy

The Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University Pharmacy Residency in Geriatrics consists of 12 months training and experience in the provision of pharmacotherapy to older adults.

The purpose of our program is to prepare pharmacists to become competent clinicians or clinical faculty who serve the needs of older adults in a variety of health care settings with particular strengths in ambulatory and acute care. Another of the program’s strengths is the integrated involvement of both the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine - Charleston Campus which provide additional support and opportunities in practice, teaching, and scholarship.

Required rotations

  • Internal Medicine Service
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Palliative Care
  • Precepting Rotation

Elective rotations

  • Renal Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • COPD Clinic
  • Additional opportunities may be arranged

Longitudinal experiences

  • Medicine clinic
  • Assisted living
  • Didactic and experiential teaching
  • Drug class review
  • Formal ACPE CE presentation
  • Journal club and case conference
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Residency research project
  • WV Health Right Clinic

Incentives

  • Stipend $46,084 annually
  • Financial support to attend ASHP Midyear, Eastern States Residency Conference, and American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Free onsite reserved parking
  • Paid time off
  • 14 vacation days
  • 12 sick days
  • 7 Education days
  • 3 Professional days for interviews

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