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Centra Pharmacy Residency Program


Our approach to education

Centra Health 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. 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.


    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

    “As a new pharmacist I wanted to have every advantage possible in today’s competitive job market. I came to Centra for my residency because it offered all the tools I needed to succeed. I was able to have pharmacist mentors as a new graduate. I took advantage of the opportunity to lecture at multiple professional programs in the area and earn a teaching certificate. I was taught the importance of giving back to the community by volunteering at the local free clinic and giving back to the pharmacy profession by precepting a student.  I stayed at Centra after my residency because of my experience and relationships made. It was clear to see that the pharmacist here wanted me to succeed in meeting my goals and would continue to help me along the way.”

    Jeffrey Shearin, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Residency Preceptor


    Gain extensive experience

    Our pharmacies across four primary hospital campuses work as one department to provide pharmacy services to patients in many areas including:

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


    PGY1: $48,880


    • 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

    Centralized location

    Centra has central pharmacies in each of our primary hospital campuses.

    Our Team

    Photo of Stephanie S. Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Stephanie S. Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Director, PGY-1 Residency Program and Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Specialist
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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
    Photo of Joshua J. Hicks, Pharm.D., BCPS

    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, BCEMP

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

    Clinical Specialist
    Photo of Randall Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Randall Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

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

    Jeffrey Shearin, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Clinical Specialist
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    Mary Smith, PharmD, BCPS

    Clinical Specialist
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    Alison West, PharmD


    "Centra’s residency program not only taught me clinical skills but also gave me the confidence to practice independently. The pharmacy team has a great relationship with physicians, nurses, and other disciplines.  I was excited to stay and enjoy still working at Centra because I am able to influence and improve patient care every day."

    Mary Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 

    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.