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Inova Fairfax Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova's flagship hospital, is a 927-bed tertiary referral center serving the Washington, DC, metro area. The hospital is consistently ranked among the nation's top healthcare providers.
Inova Fairfax Hospital, the largest hospital in Northern Virginia, offers Northern Virginia's only level 1 trauma center for treating the most critically injured patients and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department accommodates more than 125,000 adult and pediatric patients each year.
The Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is home to two additional facilities – Inova Children's Hospital and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI). Inova Children's Hospital includes a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a level IV NICU, and the region’s only PICU. It has been nationally recognized for its neonatology services. IHVI is the region's only dedicated cardiac care facility, housing the most advanced technology and facilities dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. In addition, Inova Fairfax Hospital offers a robust organ transplantation program, including heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplant services.
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a teaching facility and a satellite clinical campus for students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and hosts medical residents from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The campus also houses satellite campuses for two schools of pharmacy—Virginia Commonwealth University and Shenandoah University Schools of Pharmacy.
Inova Fairfax Hospital's PGY-1 pharmacy residency program has been ASHP accredited since 1990. Our post-graduate training program is designed to prepare pharmacists to pursue a clinical pharmacy career in a health system environment. Our residents have gone on to become patient care clinical pharmacists in a hospital setting or have gone on to matriculate into a PGY-2 residency training program in their area of choice.
The primary emphasis of the PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and promote the development of key practice skills that will grow our trainees into confident, competent clinical pharmacy clinicians. PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs focus on general competencies in managing medication-use systems and support optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states. Our site allows opportunities in a number of various specialty areas such as critical care, pediatrics, oncology, and organ transplant.
Residents will also be given the opportunity to develop and enhance their practice management and leadership skills through focused departmental responsibilities.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Graduates of the INOVA Fairfax Hospital PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency program will be empowered to treat and appropriately triage a wide range of ED patients from complex acute illnesses to routine ambulatory concerns. Emphasis is placed on the provision of bedside care with graduates being well equipped to function as an integrated member of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team. In addition, the resident will acquire the experiences necessary to exercise leadership in emergency medicine pharmacy practice at a local and health-care system level and provide experiential and didactic education to a variety of healthcare professionals and those training to be healthcare professionals.