The Collaborative Ambulatory Care Clinics 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 clinic experiences (family practice clinic and multi-specialty clinic) within a clinically integrated network
- 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 Shenandoah Valley Compassionate Pharmacy (One 4 hour shift per month)
- Selective rotation based on resident’s interests (examples: primary care rotation, psychiatry or palliative care clinic at a Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Clinical community rotation, outpatient pediatric psychiatry, and others)
- Disease state management (i.e., diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, lipids)
- Primary care health delivery
- Medication management
- Medicare Part D
- Reimbursement and practice leadership
- Drug representative detailing and drug samples
- Project management
Dr. Brittany Sheppard is originally from Rivesville, West Virginia, a small town just outside of Morgantown. She attended Fairmont State University where she completed her pre-pharmacy coursework and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensics with a minor in chemistry. She then earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from West Virginia University.
Professionally, Brittany enjoys direct interaction with patients and providers, working with ambulatory care disease state management, and has a strong interest in pursuing academia. She is a member of APhA and a brother of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and enjoys participating in leadership and advocacy opportunities. Personally, she enjoys exercising, trying new things, and spending time with family and friends. Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Brittany plans to pursue PGY2 residency training or begin her career in the ambulatory care setting, with an emphasis on teaching.
Dr. Eric Scott is originally from Albany, NY and attended the University at Buffalo to complete his prerequisite training and PharmD degree. He is a member of Phi Delta Chi and actively participated in the Buffalo chapter of APhA during school, serving as a co-chair for Operation Diabetes for 3 years helping coordinate a multitude of diabetes awareness programs.
He also worked as a pharmacy intern at Tops (a local grocery chain in Buffalo) during his entire time in pharmacy school. After residency, Eric plans to pursue a career in ambulatory care with a focus in diabetes management. In his free time Eric enjoys biking, playing tennis, watching football, and is an avid cinema fan.
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