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Position Summary

This residency position is a one-year long, structured post-graduate education and training program. The residency position provides advanced knowledge and skills regarding drug therapy and pharmacy services in an acute care hospital setting. The pharmacy resident is a pharmacy clinician-in-training who provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and teaching. Our goal is to facilitate the development of each pharmacy resident’s clinical judgment by way of patient care opportunities, original research, staffing, hospital protocol evaluation, teaching, and various other methods. Our aim is to cultivate a pharmacy clinician that can be successful in a vast majority of pharmacy arenas, including PGY-2 training.

Residency Mission Statement

The mission of the residency program is to provide a dynamic learning environment for pharmacy residents. The residents will practice within an environment that has been created to provide high quality, comprehensive education that prepares residents to function as effective clinical pharmacists providing patient-oriented care in a hospital environment. The residency program is designed to provide the pharmacy residents with the essential skills, experience, and background to care for a broad spectrum of patients while providing quality pharmaceutical care to the patients, and caregivers they serve.

About Cabell Huntington Hospital

Cabell Huntington Hospital exterior

Cabell Huntington Hospital is a regional referral center offering a multitude of services including level II trauma center, level III neonatal center, oncology center, burn unit, pediatric, surgical, and medical intensive care units. Cabell is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Residency Rotation Information

The resident is required to complete twelve (12) months of practice experience rotations during their residency for successful completion. Rotations are determined by program requirements, resident’s interests, and personal and professional goals for completing their residency program.

Residents are expected to function independently and demonstrate proficiency throughout the rotation as documented on evaluations. Preceptors are responsible for ensuring rotation and program goals. Objectives are met through specific activities to be completed during the rotation, such as providing mentorship and teaching the principles of pharmacy practice through incorporation of the four teaching models (instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating). The preceptor is responsible for providing the resident with the rotation syllabus, establishing a schedule and providing ongoing feedback and timely evaluations.

Our hospital's first pharmacy, circa 1956.

Our hospital's first pharmacy, circa 1956.

Types of rotations

Core/required: Core rotations are five-week-long rotations that will provide the resident with essential skills that will meet the required goals and objectives of the residency program. Core rotations will also provide the resident with the ability to gain experience in diverse patient populations, a variety of disease states and a range of complexity of patient problems. The core rotations will also provide the resident with the skills needed to perform as an independent learning on an elective rotation.

Elective: Elective rotations are five week-long rotations that are offered to a resident to promote additional experience in an area of interest that will meet the resident’s personal goals and objectives. Certain core rotations must be completed prior to the assignment of an elective rotation.

Longitudinal: Longitudinal rotations are completed independently with minimal direct oversight from a preceptor. Expectations and requirements of a longitudinal rotation are completed throughout the year with evaluations of progress made on a quarterly basis.

PGY-1 Specific Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Orientation/Distributive Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care OR Surgical Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Hospitalist Service

Elective Rotations

  • General Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Advanced Core Rotation
  • Inpatient Staffing
  • Research Project
  • Teaching Certificate (available through Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine)

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Management
  • Practice Management
  • Inpatient Staffing
  • Research Project
  • Teaching Certificate (available through Marshall University School of Pharmacy)

Because of the flexible nature of the residency, other rotations may be available depending on resources and interests. Residents attend the annual ASHP Midyear Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.

Projects and Presentations

Every project undertaken by a CHH pharmacy resident will have a direct impact on patient care. The following is a list of required projects. Depending on the needs of the facility and the performance of the resident, additional opportunities may become available.

  • Year-long original research project. Results will be presented as a platform presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Conference at Perdue University
  • Two medication use evaluations. One of which will be presented as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
  •  Two patient case presentations
  • Two journal clubs
  • Two disease state/guideline reviews
  • Monthly adverse drug reaction and medication even reporting at the P&T Meeting 

Other projects include monthly in-services to interdisciplinary teaching teams, order set reviews, drug monograph presentations, presence at medicine Grand Rounds, pharmacy in-services, and nursing education.

Staffing Responsibilities

Time dedicated toward staffing: Every third weekend: Friday (staffing); Saturday and Sunday (clinical staffing), additionally one weekday evening every 3 weeks.

Hours: Friday 0700-1730, Weekends 0730-1600, Weekday 1600-2030

Holidays: Major and minor holidays will be evenly distributed amongst residents during orientation

Weekday staffing: The resident will be assigned the duties of a clinical staff pharmacist and will perform responsibilities in accordance with that position.

Saturdays and Sundays: The resident is required to work every third weekend (Saturday/Sunday) with responsibilities for clinical consults. On Saturdays and Sundays, the resident will be responsible for existing TPN consults, new and existing Adult Pharmacokinetic consults, any drug information questions that arise from the pharmacy or medical staff, and in accordance with on-site clinical backup, any rapid responses, code blues, and stroke alerts.


Duration/Type: 12 month/PGY-1 residency
Number of Positions: Three
Starting Date: 6/22/2020
Estimated Stipend: $50,000

Residency Special Features

A pharmacist looking in a drawer of medications

The PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital emphasizes team-based prospective learning. As a resident, you will be present on the front lines of patient care as a member of an interdisciplinary group of medical professionals. These experiences will be the cornerstone of training as the residents strive toward our ultimate goal – to facilitate the development of appropriate clinical judgment. This flexible residency also encourages each resident to develop a personalized course of training. Extensive clinical pharmacy services within a progressive environment provide the resident with active clinical preceptorship in internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgical and medical critical care, infectious disease, drug information, pediatrics, and others. The residency program is designed to produce an individual with the knowledge and ability to become a highly competent well-rounded practitioner and to foster within the resident the maturity and self-confidence needed to effectively communicate that knowledge and ability. A teaching certificate can be obtained through Marshall University School of Pharmacy.

Fringe Benefits

Residents receive 10 days vacation, sick leave, medical insurance, professional leave, dedicated resident office space, a multi-purpose Microsoft Surface to be used on-site, and a $150 uniform allowance. Paid travel to the annual ASHP Midyear Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Pharm D. degree, eligibility for West Virginia Licensure, college transcript, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a letter of intent. Applications received through PhORCAS. Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Contact Information

Residency Program Director

John M. Crowley, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator

Patrick Dunn, PharmD

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