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Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Winchester Medical Center (WMC) in Winchester, Virginia. The goal of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to enable residents to become independent practitioners and to 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 and the importance of providing education to patients and health care professionals. The residents also have an opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program and to gain experience in lecturing and precepting pharmacy students.

Valley Health - Winchester Medical Center

WMC, a 495-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. WMC is a level II trauma center, a primary stroke center, and a level IV epilepsy center. It has a level III NICU and is a Magnet designated hospital. 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 at WMC. She has been precepting residents for the WMC 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 unit.


Phone: 540-536-3490


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