PGY-2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency (2016-2017)
Program Director: Patricia W. Slattum, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
The VCU School of Pharmacy Geriatric Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program designed to prepare the resident to provide quality care for older adults in the inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care settings. With ample opportunity for teaching and scholarly pursuits, the graduating resident will also be well-suited for a career in academia. The Residency features required rotations to establish a solid foundation of geriatric knowledge and elective rotations to meet the resident’s specific career goals. The resident schedule of activities will depend upon his/her previous experience and areas of interest. While the basic structure of the Residency is in line with the ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for PGY-2 Pharmacy Residencies in Geriatrics, not being ASHP-accredited gives us the flexibility to create a one-of-a-kind experience tailored to the resident’s individual needs.
Kripali Patel is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at MCPHS University in 2016. She completed a Community Pharmacy Ownership Residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Eshelman School of Pharmacy prior to joining Virginia Commonwealth University for a PGY2. Her interests include academia, public health and geriatrics.