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Michelle McCarthy

Michelle W. McCarthy, PharmD, FASHP 

  Dr. Michelle McCarthy is the Pharmacy Education and Graduate Programs Coordinator and the residency program director for both the PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Drug Information residency programs at the University of Virginia (UVa) Health System.  Additionally, she serves as the residency coordinator for UVa’s 9 other pharmacy residency programs and is the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy/ UVA Division.  She previously managed UVA’s drug information/ medication use policy service, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, infusion pump library and practices,  investigational drug service, and the benign hematology and antimicrobial stewardship/ infectious diseases clinical pharmacy teams.  Michelle 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.  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, and 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy DI PRN.  She has been the Education Committee Chair, Continuing Education Administrator, and President of VSHP.  She served on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing from 2008-2013 including serving as the Chair in 2012 and has been a guest surveyor for many residency accreditation surveys