Pharmacy Informatics Specialty Residency (PGY2)

The informatics residency (PGY2) is a 12-month program designed to foster knowledge and appreciation for the potential advantages and limitations of new technology used to gather and disseminate information within the practice of pharmacy in a vertically and horizontally integrated health care system.

Residents completing the program will gain experience with implementing pharmacy management objectives, drug-use policies, investigational services, pharmacy operations, clinical and decentralized pharmacy services and meeting financial goals through the use of technology.

Send application materials and direct requests for more information to:

Raymond C. Chan, PharmD 
Informatics Residency Program Director 
Pharmacy IS Specialist
Sentara Healthcare
800 Independence Blvd., Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

  • Program Outcomes

    Competency Area R1: Informatics Fundamentals: Standards and Best Practices

    Competency Area R2: Information Technology and Automation

    Competency Area R3: Clinical Decision Support

    Competency Area R4: Data Analytics

    Competency Area R5: Project Management

    Competency Area R6: Teaching, Education, Dissemination of Knowledge, and Evaluation of Learning Activities

    Competency Area R7: Leadership and Management

  • Stipend and Benefits

    A competitive yearly stipend of $50,000 is paid to all residents and re-evaluated yearly; health, dental, and vision insurance plans are provided with other optional benefits.  Residents receive two weeks of paid vacation and uninterrupted stipend during minor illness; any additional days of paid vacation may be cashed in at the end of the residency.  Travel assistance is provided for required professional meetings and activities, if funding is available.  Staffing requirements will be tailored towards the resident.

    For additional information, please visit: http://www.sentaracareers.com/employment-benefits/

  • Application

    PhORCAS application: http://www.ashp.org/phorcas

    • ASHP Program code: 38015
    • NMS (National Matching Service) Code: 675674

    Sentara Healthcare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic origin or disability.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must be a Doctor of Pharmacy degree graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy, have completed a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) or possess equivalent years clinical experience in pharmacy and the information technology field and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Virginia. If accepted into the program, the individual must obtain a valid license to practice pharmacy in the State of Virginia. The successful applicant must possess exceptional knowledge, communication skills and leadership qualities.

  • Rotations Available

    Core Longitudinal Rotations

    Project Management
    Clinical Documentation
    Clinical Decision Support
    Databases, Applications, and Automation
    End User Education and Training

    Elective Rotations

    IT Administration
    Exchange Rotation
    Managed Care