The 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Henrico Doctors' Hospital is accredited for the maximum term allowable by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and offers you excellent training to increase your acute-care skills in a structured program. During the program, you will assume considerable responsibility for patient care through projects and direct patient interaction. Rotations are based at the Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest campus, but electives may be taken at other facilities in the HCA network, including our other Henrico campus hospitals: Parham Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital Department of Pharmacy is a clinically and technologically progressive department spanning three hospitals and offering numerous same-day surgery and outpatient services. The pharmacy residency program is an extension of these services that allows our dedicated pharmacists to train and expand the skills and knowledge of new practitioners.

Purpose Statement: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The residency program is designed for the pharmacy graduate who intends to pursue hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy practice, or a PGY2 pharmacy residency.

We participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, or PhORCAS. Mailed or e-mailed applications will not be considered. To apply to the program, please complete all of the following materials in PhORCAS:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts for all pharmacy education
  • Personal cover letter indicating why postgraduate training is being pursued
  • Minimum of three references (using official PhORCAS recommendation form) including:
    • One reference from a faculty member in your professional degree program
    • Two references from practicing pharmacists with whom you have had work or patient care experience
  • Applicants must participate in the ASHP Residency Match Program. Our match number is 164513.

Applicants assume responsibility for the complete submission of all materials by the deadline.

The application deadline is January 2nd.

Selected applicants will be invited for an onsite interview. Applicants may be asked to provide a brief presentation or complete a skills-assessment during onsite interview. The site reserves the right to approve or deny virtual interview request.

Because of timelines and competition within the pool of applicants, we do not sponsor visas for residency applicants.

To be eligible for hire and maintain employment, the applicant must complete the following upon acceptance to the program:

  • Be a licensed, practicing pharmacist or be graduating from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Submit official transcripts of pharmacy education
  • Acquire licensure in Virginia by September 1 of the residency year
  • Complete and pass a drug screen, background check and physical
  • Create a profile and apply online via the hospital's website
  • Provide two forms of identification to verify eligibility to work in the United States

For a copy of our residency manual and residency-related policies and procedures, email Rebeccah.collins@hcahealthcare.com.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Rebeccah J. Collins, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Phone: (804) 977-5854
Email Rebeccah J. Collins

Eve Bell Woodum, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (804) 200-7584
Email Eve Bell Woodum

  • Medication Use Evaluation presented as a poster
  • Case conferences and journal clubs (minimum of 6)
  • Continuing education presentation
  • Major project presented at UNC REPS and prepared as a publishable manuscript
  • Completion of required rotations
  • Completion of weekend and holiday staffing requirements
  • Completion of evaluations for each rotation (of self, preceptor, and rotation)
  • ACHR status for ≥ 80% of ASHP residency objectives (SP status on remaining)
  • ACHR status for R1.1.3, R1.1.4, R1.1.5, R1.3.1, and R1.3.3
  • Attendance of VSHP Seminar and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Orientation
  • Practice Management/Administration

Required Longitudinals

  • Ambulatory Care — Solid Organ Transplant
  • Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Residency Project
  • Staffing

Elective Rotations

  • Cardiology
  • Neonatology
  • Precepting
  • Resident Interest

Block Rotations are generally five weeks in length with the exception of Orientation which is about eight weeks. Ambulatory Care – Solid Organ Transplant and Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation meet twice monthly about five months each.

Ambulatory Care — Solid Organ Transplant is a required longitudinal rotation precepted by Christina Olmsted, PharmD, BCPS. During this rotation, the resident will follow outpatients at the Virginia Transplant Center for approximately one half day every other week for either the fall or spring semester. Appointments with patients involve medication reconciliation, monitoring for side effects, recommending adjustments to therapy based off of patient interview, and assisting patients in the development of independence and compliance with complicated regimens status post transplantation.

Cardiology an elective rotation which is precepted by Daniel Miller, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP. During this rotation, the resident will interact with members of the interdisciplinary team, patients, and caregivers to provide pharmacy care to patients in the cardiac intensive care unit, cardiac stepdown unit, and interventional cardiology unit. Residents will gain exposure to a variety of acute cardiovascular conditions through direct patient care, patient case presentations, drug information responses, and clinical staff in services.

Critical Care is a required rotation precepted by Amy Cook, PharmD, BCPS which focuses on the treatment of patients requiring intensive medical, general surgical care, and trauma surgery care. The rotation encompasses the Surgical ICU, Progressive Surgery Unit, and Trauma rounds. The critical care service heavily involves the monitoring of and intervening upon the pharmacotherapy of severely ill patients. Profiles of ICU patients are reviewed daily, as well as specific reports which detail attributes of interest in providing pharmaceutical care. Disease state and critical care literature are routinely reviewed with the preceptor and applied to clinical practice.

Internal Medicine is a required rotation precepted by Eve Bell Woodum, PharmD, BCPS. The patients of focus will primarily be attended by the hospitalist service and located on medical surgery units. Patients may be included from general medical, neurovascular, or surgical units or from hospitalist rounding lists as deemed appropriate for the learning experience.

Infectious Disease is a required rotation precepted by Alex Smart, PharmD, BCIDP. This rotation is a required rotation and focuses on effective use of antimicrobials within the acute care setting for the treatment of patients with bacterial, fungal, and viral illnesses. Antimicrobial coverage and antibiotic selection are discussed in-depth. The resident is able to actively participate in provision of pharmaceutical care and integrate pharmacodynamic principles into a multidisciplinary approach. Patients span all service lines of each HDH campus. Core content of this rotation will include disease state topic readings/discussion, antimicrobial mechanisms of action/resistance, and evidence-based management of common pathogens and infectious processes. Streamlining activity involving antibiotic selection, dosing and duration will be paramount for this rotation.

Neonatology is a required rotation of the residency precepted by Christina Fox, PharmD. Rotations will teach the fundamentals of caring for neonatal patients, including unique drug dosing, disease states, and treatment modalities involved in these patients. HDH has a very busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and there is ample opportunity for a resident to become competent in a large variety of disease states unique to this population. The resident will review patient cases, provide drug information services, confer with physicians, nurses, respiratory, and our dietitian. Parental interaction and teaching may be required for medication management at patient discharge.

Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a required rotation precepted by Eve Bell Woodum, PharmD, BCPS, that meets twice monthly. Cardiac patients and pulmonary patients have the opportunity to attend a monthly medication class highlighting common cardiac and pulmonary medications, their uses, and their adverse effects.  Residents may work with patients to update their medication profiles and to answer patient questions.  Residents will also provide staffing education for Cardiac Rehab personnel.

Oncology is an elective rotation precepted by Emily Chambers, PharmD, BCOP. This rotation focuses on the treatment of patients with oncologic and hematologic diseases, as well as supportive care and complications. The resident will be an active participant and take lead in the care of patients on the service, which includes both inpatient oncology and the outpatient infusion center. Proficiency with the use of chemotherapeutic, biotherapeutic, and immunologic agents is attained while on this rotation. The resident will leave the rotation being competent with the oncology patient and chemotherapy order evaluation and processing.

Orientation is designed to develop an understanding of the various tasks required to staff a complex hospital pharmacy department. The resident will learn how to perform as a pharmacist including the interpretation, compounding, and dispensing of medications. The resident will also develop competency at interpreting and applying drug information to clinical programs. A considerable amount of literature is reviewed with the preceptor over the course of the rotation. Additionally, the resident will learn and participate in formulary management, medication utilization evaluation, competency design and follow-through, and application of clinical knowledge into clinical programs. The preceptor will also mentor the resident in designing a clinically relevant continuing education program. The resident will learn the importance of integrating pharmacists into hospital performance improvement activities and will understand the role the pharmacist must play in the medication-use process in improving core measure performance.

Practice Management (Administration) is a required rotation precepted by Sarah Gaffney, PharmD, BCPS. This rotation develops proficiency in the many aspects of managing a complex hospital pharmacy department. Skills such as human resource management, evaluation review and delivery, regulatory compliance, policy development, and patient safety systems enforcement, are taught. The resident will serve on collaborative interdisciplinary committees as an expectation of this rotation. Projects are typically assigned to the resident under the guidance of the preceptor.

Service (Staffing) is a required longitudinal rotation. During this rotation, the resident will develop competency working independently as a staff pharmacist. The resident will gain exposure to a wide variety of responsibilities, including compounded sterile product preparation processes, total parenteral nutrition entry and review, high risk medication dosing and preparation, medication order entry and verification, point-of-use automation technology, electronic record documentation, and pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring. The resident will also become proficient with regulatory compliance and adverse event reporting. This rotation offers numerous opportunities to interact with other disciplines allowing the resident to have active understanding of the pharmacist's role within an institution committed to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Detailed information about salary, benefits and amenities will be provided to pharmacy residents by Human Resources.

Salary: PGY1: Competitive

Duration of appointment: One year, beginning on July 1 of the program year and ending on June 30 of the following year.

Vacation and holiday leave: 10 days of paid time off (PTO) can be taken during rotations throughout the year with prior approval from the rotation preceptor and residency program director. Each resident will be required to work either Memorial Day or Labor Day. Additionally, each resident will be required to work either the week of Christmas or the week of New Year’s.

Sick and family leave: Sick leave is deducted from PTO. Residents are expected to notify co-workers and their respective preceptor or supervisor as early as possible when illness requires absence.

Educational and professional leave: Ten days are granted for paid professional leave to attend appropriate continuing education or professional programs, travel to job interviews or visit other residency sites or professional practice locations. Requests for professional leave must be submitted to and approved by the residency program director. Residents are expected to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, the University of North Carolina Research in Education and Practice Symposium (UNC REPS), and either the fall or spring seminar of VSHP. Financial assistance is provided for travel, meals and lodging expenses for meetings in keeping with hospital policy.

Health benefits: Residents are eligible for health benefits as full-time pharmacist employees of HCA Virginia.

Liability insurance: All pharmacy residents are covered under HCA Virginia's liability insurance policy. This insurance does not cover any other professional services at facilities outside of HCA Virginia.

Staffing: Residents are required to staff for a total of 23 weekends in the inpatient pharmacy, two shifts per weekend, eight hours per shift. Residents will be provided with a project day after each weekend worked. The project day may be assigned at the discretion of the preceptor to align with preceptor comp days.

On-call services: No on-call duties are required.

Office space: Shared office space for use by pharmacy residents is provided.

Discounts and amenities: Residents are eligible to receive a wide variety of entertainment, health and other discounts.

Parking: Pharmacy residents park free in approved locations at each hospital.

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Eve Bell Woodum, PharmD, BCPS, has served the residency program in various capacities since 2006 and is the residency program coordinator. She is the preceptor for the Internal Medicine and Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation rotations. Dr. Woodum is a 2003 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency as one of the first two nationwide residents for McKesson Medication Management. Dr. Woodum was recognized as the Virginia Commonwealth University Preceptor of the Year award recipient in 2009 and serves as a VCU Experiential Education Advisor. She also volunteers as an ASHP Practitioner Surveyor, assisting with the accreditation and reaccreditation of residency programs nationwide.

Emily Chambers, PharmD, BCOP, is an oncology and infusion services clinical specialist. Chambers’ practice includes inpatient services in medical and surgical oncology as well as an outpatient infusion center. She joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2006 when she began her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her B.S. in biology and went on to receive her pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a preceptor to students and residents since 2007 at HCA’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Rebeccah J. Collins, PharmD, BCPS is the PGY1 Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and serves as preceptor for the drug information component of the Orientation rotation. Dr. Collins received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in 2001, and has been a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2004. Dr. Collins previously served as Inpatient Pharmacy Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and as the PGY1 Residency Director and Education Coordinator for Bon Secours Virginia. She also practiced as Antimicrobial Stewardship Team Lead at Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Mercy Health System. Prior to becoming a residency director, Dr. Collins was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Family Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. She still holds an appointment with Family Medicine and is now an Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmacy at VCU. She currently teaches pharmacy students in the clinical area of Infectious Diseases and offers advanced practice professional experiences. She received the VCU mentor award in 2011 and the preceptor of the year award in 2015. She is a co-founder of the Stewardship Interest Group of Virginia and serves on the statewide HAI advisory group. She serves as the chair of the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident-Student committee

Amy Cook, PharmD, BCPS is the Critical Care clinical specialist in the surgical intensive care unit and pharmacist for the Trauma service at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She is the preceptor for the Critical Care required rotation. Dr. Cook received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Music- vocal performance at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2011. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia. She has been precepting pharmacy residents and APPE pharmacy students since 2017. She joined the Henrico Doctors’ Hospital team in 2021.

Daniel Miller, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP is the Cardiac Clinical Specialist and primary preceptor for the Cardiology rotation. Dr. Miller earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2008. He completed residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. His previous roles include Clinical Pharmacy Manager at HCA’s John Randolph Medical Center, Cardiology Clinical Specialist at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, and Clinical Pharmacist II, Cardiovascular Services at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Miller joined the team at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2021

Christina Olmsted, PharmD, BCPS, is a 2007 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She has been with Henrico Doctors Hospital as the Kidney Transplant Specialist since July 2008 and precepts the Ambulatory Care – Solid Organ Transplant rotation.

Alex Smart, PharmD, BCIDP, is the Infectious Diseases clinical specialist at Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals. Dr. Smart received his pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2017. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, VA and then went on to complete a PGY2 pharmacy residency in Infectious Diseases at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He joined the team at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in 2019.

Christina Fox, PharmD, is the preceptor for the Neonatology rotation at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at George Mason University with a minor in Legal Studies in 2002. She completed her pharmacy degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Upon graduation, she worked as a Clinical/Staff Pharmacist at CJW Medical Center, Johnston-Willis Campus. She joined Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in February of 2010. Dr. Whitehill was a recipient of an Outstanding Preceptor Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013.

Sarah M. Gaffney, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, is the Director of Pharmacy at HCA's Henrico Doctors' Hospital – Forest Campus in Richmond, Virginia and serves as preceptor for the administration rotation. Previously she served as Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Manager at HCA's CJW Medical Center, and Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. Gaffney's clinical experience includes Internal Medicine and Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery intensive care. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY-2 Adult Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gaffney received an MBA from Averett University.