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Centra Pharmacy Residency Program

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Our approach to education

Centra is proud to offer a pharmacy residency program that offers its residents a wide array of community hospital pharmacy experiences in a nonprofit regional integrated healthcare network. Centra is comprised of five hospitals: Lynchburg General, Virginia Baptist, Centra Specialty Hospital, Bedford Memorial and Southside Community. Centra is nationally recognized for providing outstanding patient care and has received numerous awards.

The residency program will employ two PGY1 residents each year. The program is supported by 12 faculty members who have extensive experience caring for a wide variety of patients including neonates, the critically ill and the elderly.

Gain extensive experience

Centra has four central pharmacies, one at each of the primary hospital campuses: Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Southside Community Hospital and Bedford Memorial Hospital. The four pharmacies work as one department to provide pharmacy services to patients in many areas including:

  • Surgical services
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology 
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Hospice 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Medicine

 

Program goals

Our goals are to teach the skills necessary for a hospital pharmacist to provide:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Respect and compassion
  • High quality, measurable outcomes
  • Continuous learning and improvement
  • Community health
  • Financial stewardship

Salary and benefits

PGY1: $48,880

Benefits include:

  • Bowen Fitness Center access
  • Discounts on meals and fitness memberships
  • 24 days paid time off
  • Health, dental, vision insurance at Centra subsidized rates
  • 403b savings plan

Pharmacy Residency Program FAQs

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ASHP accredited

The Pharmacy Residency program conducted by Centra is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Our Team

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Stephanie S. Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

Director, PGY-1 Residency Program and Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Specialist
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Kurt J. Bell, R.Ph., MSHA

Pharmacist Liaison for Medication Solutions
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Jeffery D. Duncan, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Clinical Specialist
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Julie H. Flint, Pharm.D., BCPS

Director, LGH Pharmacy
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Brittany Gibson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Joshua J. Hicks, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Amanda Keith, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Daniel Nassif, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Daniel A. Payne, III, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Randall Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

Senior Director of Pharmacy
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Jeffrey Shearin, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist
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Mary Smith

Preceptor for Clinical Practice Rotation
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Alison West

Pharmacist