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Michelle McCarthy

Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D., FASHP 


Dr. Michelle McCarthy is the Pharmacy Education and Graduate Programs Coordinator and the residency program director for the PGY1-Pharmacy residency program at the University of Virginia (UVa) Health System.  Additionally, she serves as the residency coordinator for UVa’s 12 other pharmacy residency programs and is the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy/ UVA Division.  Dr.  McCarthy earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to joining UVa, she was a faculty member at Samford University School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL.  Awards include 1997 Samford University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year, 2003 Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP) Pharmacist of the Year, 2008 Louis P. Jeffrey Preceptor of the Year, 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy DI PRN, 2015 ASHP Foundation Residency Expansion Grant, the 2017 ASHP Foundation Residency Excellence Program Award, the 2018 VCU School of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education Outstanding Service Award, and 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Master Preceptor Recognition.  She served on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing from 2008-2013 including serving as the Chair in 2012 and has been involved in numerous residency accreditation surveys as both the practitioner and lead surveyor.