ASHP Accredited 

Program Director: Jay Martello, PharmD, BCPS 
Positions: 1
Application Due: January 2, 2024
Starting Date: July 1, 2024
Estimated Stipend: $53,000 + benefits

Purpose Statement & Program Overview 

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The PGY2 IM pharmacy residency at WVUH provides the resident with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become an expert in clinical pharmacy practice as it relates to internal medicine. The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of the core elements of service, teaching, and scholarship. The program has flexibility to allow the training year to be customized for each resident based upon his or her goals, interests, and previous experience. Additional requirements include the development and completion of practice-related research; the development of oral/written communication skills; the completion of a medication-use evaluation (MUE); the presentation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited continuing education (CE) seminar; didactic, experiential, and small group mentoring/teaching experiences through WVU School of Pharmacy; participation in various hospital committees; operational pharmacy; and completion of the optional teaching and learning curriculum. Upon successful completion of the requirements outlined in Policy 4.2, residents are awarded a residency certificate.

Learning Experiences

Concentrated Learning Experiences (5 weeks):

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine 1
  • Internal Medicine 2
  • Internal Medicine 3
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Choice of Medicine Sub-Specialty Experience: 
     ⸰ Neurology
     ⸰ General Cardiology
     ⸰ Medicine Hospitalist
  • Elective Experiences

Longitudinal Learning Experiences (12 months):

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Medication Safety
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice Staffing
  • Formulary Management
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Research
  • Outpatient Transitions of Care Clinic
  • Teaching
     ⸰ 2 Didactic Lectures
     ⸰ 2 Practica
     ⸰ Participation in the Preparing Residency Applicants Elective

Electives (5 months):

  • Academia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Inpatient Advanced Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematological Malignancies
  • International Medicine
  • Medicine/Oncology Hospitalist
  • Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Pain Consult Service
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Application Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • All Graduate School Transcripts
  • Supplemental
    • Please attach one item of clinical work from your PGY1 residency year so far. This can be a journal club document, topic discussion document, article, protocol, PowerPoint presentation, poster, etc. The attachment should reflect something you are proud of to represent your clinical pharmacy expertise and does not have to be internal medicine-related.

PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Director

Jay L Martello, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine with West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy and WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in 2008, and subsequently completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2009, as well as a PGY2 pharmacy specialty residency in internal medicine at WVU in 2010. He joined the faculty of WVU School of Pharmacy in 2010.


PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Assistant Director


Ben Bredhold, PharmD, BCPS graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2016. Following graduation, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2017, followed by a PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health in 2018. He joined WVU Medicine in 2018 as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine.