Residency Programs

Mission: The UVa Department of Pharmacy Services will provide superlative patient centered care focused on safe medication practices and innovative education and training.

Department of Pharmacy

The University of Virginia Health System consists of the Medical Center and approximately 50 acquired practice sites. The Medical Center is a 600-bed facility serving a primarily rural population in Central Virginia. It features an electronic medical record, computerized physician order entry, barcode medication administration, extensive ambulatory care services, a level one trauma center, an organ transplant program, regional burn and spinal cord injury centers, and other innovative health services. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides decentralized dispensing and clinical services. It has extensive automation, technology, and a state-of-the-art IV clean room. The Department operates pharmacist-run outpatient clinics and an outpatient dispensing pharmacy. In addition, the Department has six ASHP-accredited residency programs and serves as a training site for the experiential education of pharmacy students from Virginia Schools of Pharmacy.

General Residency Information

The University of Virginia Health System has supported post-graduate pharmacy education since 1991 when the PGY1 Pharmacy residency was first accredited by ASHP. Since that time, the following PGY2 Residencies have been established: Drug Information (1998), Critical Care (2002), Health System Pharmacy Administration (2010), Oncology (2011), Pharmacy Informatics (2011), and Solid Organ Transplant (2013).  All PGY2 programs are ASHP-accredited or in the accreditation process.

Under the guidance of our clinical and administrative staff, residents are involved in clinical activities, medication use policy, and practice management activities.  Project, service, and teaching opportunities are longitundinal.  Residents are integrated into the medical team and pharmacy staff, working closely with healthcare personnel to optimize pharmacotherapy plans.  This unique and tailored experience will build a foundation for the residents to provide a high level of clinical pharmacy practice in the future.

General Program Information

Application deadlines: January 3rd, 2014
Application website:
Starting date: July 1st (Mandatory GME orientation in late June)
Estimated stipend: PGY1: $46,125
PGY2: $48,725
Weekend service: Required every 3rd weekend
Benefits: Health, dental and liability insurance
10 days vacation, 10 holidays, and an alotment of education, travel and sick days
Training site: State owned teaching hospital
600 beds, 450 average daily census
Pharmacy staff: 150

Current Residents 

PGY1-Pharmacy Residents

Alia (Lia) Lynch
School: University of North Carolina

Amanda Liszewski
School: Duquesne University

Laura Mincemoyer
School: University of Pittsburgh

Amy Morris
School: University of Georgia

Karen Partlow
School: University of Maryland

Left to right: Nate Hedrick, Michael Bedenbaugh, Alia (Lia) Lynch, Karen Partlow, Laura Mincemoyer, Amy Morris, Amanda Liszewski, Tom DiPiro, Kelly Gaertner, Michelle Hurrell, Terran Rice

PGY2-Critical Care Resident

Nate Hedrick
School: University of North Carolina

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Tom DiPiro
School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy (MUSC Campus)


Kelly Gaertner
School: Duquesne University

PGY1: Riverside (Columbus, OH)
PGY2 Amb Care: West. Pennsylvania Allegheny

PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration

Michael Bedenbaugh
School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy



Michelle Hurrell
School: Mercer University


PGY2-Pharmacy Informatics

Terran Rice
School: University of the Pacific

PGY1: York Hospital

General Residency References

2013-14 Residency Policy Manual

2013-14 Residency Biographies


2013-14 Residency Class Schedule

Pharmacy Residency Program Schedule 2013-14

Resident Presentation Schedule 2013-14

Resident Research and Quality Improvement Projects



ACLS training and certification (required)

Certificate in Public Health Sciences for Resident and Fellow Physicians (optional)

Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)


Hoo's News - UVaHS Pharmacy Residency Newsletter

See the latest news regarding past and present residents, preceptors, and the various programs. (Hoo's News Archive)


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