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Pharmacy Resident

Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) 

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program strives to help new clinical pharmacists develop their patient care practice. The 12-month program will develop clinical pharmacists who display professional competence and the ability to self-evaluate and grow as a practitioner. It builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education to expand training and experience. The program will help prepare those eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Details

A PGY1 residency will allow resident to practice patient-oriented care and serve a variety of patients across the care continuum. Those responsible for medication-related patient care will develop professional practice skills including clinical judgement, patient-centered care, safety, problem-solving strategies and leadership. Residents will have the opportunity to work with a highly motivated group of preceptors who will provide a dynamic learning environment to enhance skills.  

Learning Experiences


  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  •  Antimicrobial Stewardship
  •  Critical Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Sterile Compounding-Parenteral Nutrition

Elective (Choice of 3)

  •  Pharmacy Informatics
  •  Antimicrobial Stewardship II
  • Critical Care II (Neurocritical Care)
  • Administration II 


  • Professional Communication
  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Medication Use Evaluation and Research
  • Administration
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate


Candidates must have:

  • Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • Applied through PhORCAS
  • Virginia Pharmacist License issued no later than last Friday in August 

Application Process

1.    Complete online application through PhORCAS (
2.    Applicants must provide the following (submitted via PhORCAS):

  • Letter of intent
  •  Curriculum vitae
  •  Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

3.    Interview required


Application Deadline: 
•    January 4, 2023
•    Use Code: 38904
•    Program Length: 52 weeks
•    Start date: June 27, 2023
•    Number of positions: 1



  • Competitive Stipend 
  • Personal Health Benefits
  • Paid Annual Leave 
  • Educational Travel Allowance 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Teaching and Learning Certificate 

Program Contact

Chelsea Bast, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacist | PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
736 North Battlefield Blvd. 
Chesapeake, VA 23320
 (757) 312-6494