PGY-1 Residents at WVU Medicine will be provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. PGY-1 residents at WVU Medicine will acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) of the professional school years but requiring further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance. Their residency year provides a fertile environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Residents at WVU Medicine will exhibit a commitment to the profession of pharmacy and be able to develop their own personal plan for professional development. Residents completing this program will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are highly marketable.
About West Virginia University Medicine
WVU Hospitals, a 720-bed tertiary care center, serves as the primary teaching destination for West Virginia University’s health professions schools. We are a member of the West Virginia United Health System.
The clinical excellence of WVU Hospitals has been nationally recognized (Level One Trauma Center, Magnet recognition for nursing, etc.), and we are widely considered a leading employer of choice for our employee-friendly environment and approach.
WVU Hospitals, the flagship campus of WVU Medicine, includes the flagship hospital Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and the Chestnut Ridge Center for Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry on the same campus in Morgantown. University Healthcare in the eastern part of the state and Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV, are subsidiaries of WVU Hospitals, Inc.