PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Drug Information Residency Director
Michelle W. McCarthy, PharmD, FASHP
Dr. McCarthy is the Director of Medication Use Policy and the residency program director for both the PGY1-Pharmacy residency and PGY2-Drug Information residency programs. Dr. McCarthy, a graduate of Mercer University, completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Awards include 1997 Samford University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year, 2003 Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP) Pharmacist of the Year, and 2008 Louis P. Jeffrey Preceptor of the Year. She oversees the UVA Formulary, medication use evaluation program, regulatory, accreditation, and policies and procedures, and is Secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) and Antimicrobial Utilization Committees. She has been the Education Committee Chair, Continuing Education Administrator, and President of VSHP. She is the 2012 Chair for the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and is nationally recognized for her expertise in residency accreditation and training and development of customized training plans. Other professional interests include immunizations, medical writing, and publishing.