Valley Health Pharmacy Residency Program
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Valley Health and the School
of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Rotations
are completed at Winchester Medical Center, a progressive, 455-bed regional
medical center and Warren Memorial Hospital, a 196-bed acute care hospital.
The mission of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Valley Health is
to enable residents to become independent practitioners and be confident
in practicing in a variety of health care settings. The emphasis of this
residency is on the impact of pharmacists and pharmacy leadership on patient
care in the hospital setting, through a multidisciplinary approach. Residents
gain an appreciation for providing community service as an integral part
of the program and the importance of providing education to patients and
health care professionals. With our affiliation with Shenandoah University,
the residents are able to participate in a teaching certificate program
and gain experience in lecturing, as well as precepting pharmacy students.
Additional opportunities for direct patient care in the ambulatory care
setting are available.
Valley Health - Winchester Medical Center
Winchester Medical Center, a 455-bed, not-for-profit hospital in Winchester,
VA, is a regional referral center offering a broad spectrum of services
that includes diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitative care. A
Level II Trauma Center, Winchester Medical Center (WMC) is a resource
for 400,000 residents in a region known as the Top of Virginia, plus neighboring
West Virginia and Maryland.
The Residency Director
Charisa Flaherty, Pharm.D., BCPPS is the Women and Children staff/clinical
pharmacist and the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director. She has been
precepting residents for the Valley Health PGY1 program since 2013 and
has been program director since 2017. She is board certified in pediatrics.
Charisa completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Oregon State University College
of Pharmacy in 2009. In 2010 she completed her PGY1 residency at Primary
Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City UT.
After completing her residency, Charisa worked for Children's Hospital
Central California. In 2012 she started working for Winchester Medical
Center. Her primary service areas are the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
and the pediatric floor. She also works with labor and delivery and the
Contact: Phone: 540-536-3490