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Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Management and Leadership (Longitudinal)
  • Transitions of Care (Longitudinal)
  • Discharge Prescription Program Management (Longitudinal)
  • Community Wellness and Education (Longitudinal)
  • Shenandoah Valley Compassionate Care Pharmacy (Longitudinal)
  • Staffing (Longitudinal)
  • Project Management (Longitudinal)
  • Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy Management and Leadership (Longitudinal)
  • Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program

Elective Learning Experiences (5 weeks)

  • Ambulatory Care – additional rotation sites offered
  • Academia
  • Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation

Practice Experiences

  • Longitudinal pharmacy-run discharge prescription program
  • Education of pharmacy students and healthcare professionals
  • Community and wellness extended rotation
  • Medication and chronic disease education and counseling
  • Immunization program
  • Comprehensive pharmacy care including transition of care
  • Community pharmacy staffing
  • Drug information

Additional Learning Experiences

  • Disease state management
  • Medication Utilization Evaluations
  • Medication therapy management
  • Reimbursement and practice leadership
  • Participation in departmental and committee meetings
  • Active in providing community service

Teaching Opportunities

The resident will participate in experiential teaching (APPE and IPPE) within the practice site. A teaching and learning curriculum program that includes didactic, small group discussion and experiential teaching is available through Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy.

Past Resident Research Projects


Susan Cooper, Pharm.D. - The effectiveness of self-initiated antibiotics and steroids on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease readmissions.

Preceptor: Jeffery Spray, Pharm.D., Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Natalie Winters, Pharm.D. - Impact of telephone follow-ups by a pharmacist at 30 days and 90 days post-discharge on smoking cessation.

Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Nichelle Logan, Pharm.D. - Determining the effect of an outpatient community pharmacy’s discharge prescription program on readmission rates in heart failure patients.

Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Ryan Turner, Pharm.D. – Impact of community pharmacists on probiotic supplementation in immediate post-discharge patients and its effects on the incidence of Clostridioides difficile infections.

Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D., Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D., Elizabeth Walters, Pharm.D.

Emily Yeager, Pharm.D. - Effect of an interdisciplinary COPD treatment team on patient understanding of medications after hospital discharge.

Preceptor: Lori DeHaven, Pharm.D., Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Elizabeth Gibson, Pharm.D. –Evaluation of appropriate prescribing of oral anti-Xa inhibitors in transitions of care filled at an outpatient pharmacy after discharge from a 455 bed community hospital.

Preceptor: Lori DeHaven, Pharm.D., Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Carrie Barber, Pharm.D. – Impact of pharmacist-led medication reconciliation upon hospital discharge

Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D.


Crystal Utter, Pharm.D. – Identifying patient barriers to declining naloxone prescriptions in the community pharmacy setting

Preceptor: Marcia Brackbill, Pharm.D, Carrie Barber Pharm.D