ASHP Accredited

Program Director: Abbi Blevins, PharmD, MBA
Application Due:
January 2, 2024
Starting Date:
July 1, 2024
Estimated Stipend:
$49,800 + benefits

Purpose Statement  

The purpose of the Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based specialty pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Program Overview

The PGY-1 Community-Based Residency focused in Specialty Pharmacy at WVU Hospital’s Specialty Pharmacy, Allied Health Solutions, will have the opportunity to accelerate their professional entry-level competence in a patient-centered environment focusing on both the clinical and operational components of community pharmacy. The resident will build upon their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to develop problem-solving strategies and growth of their clinical judgment throughout the year. The resident will receive education and training focused towards improving the health of our region while allowing growth in leadership skills and professional development. The residency year will allow growth and development under the guidance of model practitioners while receiving constructive feedback focused around self-reflection

The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of the following longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Specialty Disease State Patient Care
  • Medication Use/Dispensing
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Research

In addition, the following projects are required of each resident: a formal business, plan, a manuscript suitable for publication, and a quality improvement project. Four weeks of elective time are available to the resident and can be spent in the area of their choosing. The resident will be on call each quarter, which includes one winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s) and one summer holiday (Easter, Memorial Day). Each resident will have the opportunity to modify the program based on interests and goals. All core learning experiences have been established in accordance with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) standards.

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PGY1 Community-Based Residency Program Director

Abbi Blevins, PharmD, MBA, graduated from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed a PGY1 Community-Based Residency at Kroger Pharmacy in affiliation with WVU School of Pharmacy. Following residency training, she took a clinical and staffing position with Kroger in Charlottesville, VA. In 2018, she returned to Morgantown and accepted a clinical pharmacy specialist position at Allied Health Solutions Specialty Pharmacy with WVU Medicine. She has served as preceptor to many students and residents and is the current Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program.