The Shenandoah University PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is conducted at Amherst Family Practice and Selma Medical Associates, two physician practices of 13 private physician practices and 62 physicians that are part of a clinically integrated network that provide patient care for the tri-state area of northern Virginia, northeastern West Virginia, and northwestern Maryland. Amherst Family Practice has four physicians and four physician assistants. Selma Medical Associates is a multi-specialty practice with 18 physicians, 7 physician assistants and two nurse practitioners. Clinical pharmacy services have been in place at both practices for more than 15 years.
- Two longitudinal pharmacy-run clinical experiences (family practice clinic and multi-specialty clinic) within collaborative clinics
- Community and wellness extended rotation
- Longitudinal experiences include providing direct-patient care per collaborative practice agreements and comprehensive medication management with transitions of care and chronic care management
- Staffing at local service-based community pharmacies
- Selective rotation based on resident’s interests
- Orientation Learning Experience
- Two longitudinal (~6 month) direct patient care experiences
- Amherst Family Practice
- Selma Medical Associates
- Sinclair Health Clinic
- Community and Wellness
- Project Management
- Communication and Academic
- Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program
Dr. Alyssa Korman is a PGY1 Ambulatory Care resident with Shenandoah University collaborative clinics. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a concentration in Public Health from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Her professional interests include endocrinology, anticoagulation, and public health efforts. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, seeing live music, and exploring new cities. Upon completion of her PGY1, Alyssa hopes to obtain board certification and practice in a primary care clinic where she can continue to pursue clinical and teaching opportunities.
Dr. Brenna Gelen is originally from Allegany, NY (a very small town in Western NY). After deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy, she moved to Buffalo NY where she completed both undergrad and graduate school at the University at Buffalo. During pharmacy school, Dr. Gelen developed an interest in ambulatory care with a focus on endocrine disorders, transitions of care, and geriatrics. In addition to working in primary care, she also plans to pursue a career in Academia. Outside of work, she is a total hiking nerd but she also enjoys playing soccer, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new cities.
Practice Site Information and Resources:
Residency Program Director:
R. Iain Pritchard, Pharm.D., BCACP
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
1775 North Sector Court, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 678-4396