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Mission: The UVa Department of Pharmacy Services will provide superlative patient centered care focused on safe medication practices and innovative education and training.

Department of Pharmacy

The University of Virginia Health System consists of the Medical Center and approximately 50 acquired practice sites. The Medical Center is a 600-bed facility serving a primarily rural population in Central Virginia. It features an electronic medical record, computerized physician order entry, barcode medication administration, extensive ambulatory care services, a level one trauma center, an organ transplant program, regional burn and spinal cord injury centers, and other innovative health services. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides decentralized dispensing and clinical services. It has extensive automation, technology, and a state-of-the-art IV clean room. The Department operates pharmacist-run outpatient clinics and an outpatient dispensing pharmacy. In addition, the Department has six ASHP-accredited residency programs and serves as a training site for the experiential education of pharmacy students from Virginia Schools of Pharmacy.

General Residency Information

The University of Virginia Health System has supported post-graduate pharmacy education since 1991 when the PGY1 Pharmacy residency was first accredited by ASHP. Since that time, the following PGY2 Residencies have been established: Drug Information (1998), Critical Care (2002), Health System Pharmacy Administration (2010), Oncology (2011), Pharmacy Informatics (2011), Solid Organ Transplant (2013), Infectious Diseases (2015), and Pediatrics (2015).  All PGY2 programs are ASHP-accredited or in the accreditation process.

Under the guidance of our clinical and administrative staff, residents are involved in clinical activities, medication use policy, and practice management activities.  Project, service, and teaching opportunities are longitundinal.  Residents are integrated into the medical team and pharmacy staff, working closely with healthcare personnel to optimize pharmacotherapy plans.  This unique and tailored experience will build a foundation for the residents to provide a high level of clinical pharmacy practice in the future.

General Program Information

Application deadlines: January 4 
Application website: http://www.ashp.org/phorcas
Starting date: July 1st (Mandatory GME orientation in late June)
Estimated stipend: PGY1: $47,100
PGY2: $49,250
Service: 16 hours every third weekend
4-hour evening shift every two weeks
One major holiday and its adjacent weekend
Benefits: Health, dental and liability insurance
12 days vacation, 8 holidays, and an allotment of educational, interview, and sick days
Training site: State owned teaching hospital
600 beds, 450 average daily census
Pharmacy staff: 250

Current Residents 

PGY1-Pharmacy Residents

Lindsay Donohue

School: VCU

Kelly Lunsford

School: University of North Carolina

Andrew Whitman

School: VCU

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Matt Allsbrook

School: University of Michigan

2014 Pharmacy Residents Full Group Photo_small.jpg

Back row: Amy Morris, Tom DiPiro, Karen Partlow

Middle Row: Andy Whitman, Sang-Weon Lee, Alia (Lia) Lynch, Matt Allsbrook

Front row: Lindsay Donohue, Kelly Lunsford, Amanda Liszewski, Kara Parsons, Jessica Werth

PGY2-Critical Care

Amanda Liszewski

School: Duquesne University



Karen Partlow

School: University of Maryland


PGY2-Drug Information

Kara Parsons

School: University of North Carolina

PGY1: Martha Jefferson Hospital


Amy Morris

School: University of Georgia


Alia (Lia) Lynch

School: University of North Carolina


PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration

Thomas DiPiro

School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy- MUSC Campus



Jessica Werth

School: University of Kansas

PGY1: University of Kansas

PGY2-Pharmacy Informatics

Sang-Weon Lee

School: Thomas Jefferson University

PGY1: Hahnemann University Hospital

General Residency References

Residency Policy Manual 2015-2016

2014-15 Residency Biographies


Residency Class Schedules

Pharmacy Residency Schedule 2015-2016

Pharmacy Residency Rotation Schedule 2015-2016

Resident Presentation Schedule 2015-2016

Mini-rotation Schedule 2014



Resident Research and Quality Improvement Projects



ACLS training and certification (required)

Certificate in Public Health Sciences for Resident and Fellow Physicians (optional)

Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)


Hoo's News - UVaHS Pharmacy Residency Newsletter

See the latest news regarding past and present residents, preceptors, and the various programs. (Hoo's News Archive)


Charlottesville Area

Find out more about Charlottesville and Central Virginia


Awards and Honors

Find out more about awards and honors at University of Virginia Health System

The University of Virginia PGY1-Pharmacy Residency Program was selected as a recipient of the ASHP Residency Expansion Grant for 2015-16.