• Pharmacy Residency Overview

    The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers two post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency types: PGY1 Pharmacy with a focus in Ambulatory Care and Academia, and PGY1 Community in partnership with Fruth Pharmacy.

    About Our Programs

    Our first PGY1 Pharmacy resident graduated in 2009 and the program was first accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2013.  Residency graduates have gone on to continue their training with PGY2 programs in Ambulatory Care; while others have accepted clinical positions, and positions in academia.

    Our first PGY1 Community resident graduated in 2013, and the program received joint accreditation by American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), in partnership with American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in 2015. 

    Why Choose Our University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) Residencies?

    • Completing our program provides rotations in a variety of clinical settings, which in turn provides exposure to a variety of patient populations. 
    • Residents are appointed to a rank of “Instructor” within the School of Pharmacy, and receive access to the same resources that other faculty members do.  Residents are able to develop and hone their teaching and precepting skills in both didactic and experiential settings while earning an academic teaching certificate.
    • Affiliation with a private School of Pharmacy in the capital city of West Virginia allows residents to advocate on behalf of our profession and our patients when important pieces of legislation arise. 
    • The UCSOP strives to support the residents in every way possible. Preceptors, faculty, and administrators all take an active role in mentoring residents and providing input to the program.