Prospective Resident, 

Thank you for your interest in WVU Medicine – WVU Hospitals' Pharmacy Residency Program in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our residency has over 35 years of history and has developed into one of the most high-quality programs across the country. 

The WVU Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program was started in 1985 by then Residency Coordinator, Art Poremba, and accredited by ASHP in 1987. Since its inception, over 150 residents have completed the PGY1 program. In addition to the PGY1 program, WVU Medicine offers a PGY1/PGY2/MHA Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency with an emphasis in specialty pharmacy, a PGY1 Pediatric Focused residency, as well as seven PGY2 programs, including Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Pediatrics. Since the program’s establishment, close to 40 classes have graduated from the WVU Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program, consisting of over 200 residents. The program continues to gain national exposure, recruiting residents and preceptors originally from schools located in nearly half of the 50 states. 

Our residency program is designed to build your clinical knowledge base and allow you to grow into an independent practitioner, capitalizing on the large academic medical center environment at our
hospital supported by a team of nationally recognized preceptors. The flexibility of the programs will provide the opportunity to enhance your clinical expertise and communication skills while meeting your personal and professional goals. 

Individuals completing residency at WVU Medicine will be highly qualified independent providers of pharmaceutical care. The resident will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, be an educator of healthcare professionals and patients, be able to perform practice-related research, and become a leader in medication safety. The resident will exhibit a commitment to the profession by conducting their daily practice with a distinguished level of maturity and leadership. Residents completing this program will have highly developed skills and abilities, making them extremely marketable within the profession whether starting clinical practice or entering a PGY2 program. 

I believe the residency training program offered by WVU Medicine will prove to be exciting, fulfilling, and, most importantly, career-enhancing. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss our program further. 


Ashlee McMillan, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacy Manager, Residency & Education
WVU Medicine – WVU Hospitals