The Inova PGY2 ambulatory care residency program was started in 2018 as a partnership with Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy. We provide clinical and administrative training for pharmacists suitable for entry into a patient care role as a clinical pharmacist and to sit for board certification. Training opportunities include but are not limited to: primary care, clinically integrated network, specialty pharmacy, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, administration, academia, and transitions of care.
The Inova Health System is a fully integrated health system with a strong clinically integrated network of physicians, robust population health management programs, and a joint-ventured health plan with Aetna, Innovation Health. Residents are also given the opportunity to develop and enhance their practice management and leadership skills through focused departmental responsibilities.
- Direct patient care in our ambulatory facilities
- Provision of drug information to members of the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff
- Participation in quality initiatives designed to improve the medication use process, and the costs associated
- Development of a residency research project, including preparation of a manuscript for publication
- Presentation of a seminar, a complicated patient case, and journal clubs to members of the pharmacy staff
- Participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Ambulatory Sub-Committee and formulary management activities, including preparation of a formulary monographs and medication use evaluations
- Staffing at our retail and specialty pharmacies
A list of rotations (but not limited to):
- Primary Care
- Inpatient Internal Medicine
- Transitions of Care
- Pharmacy Administration
- Practice Management
- Infectious Disease – HIV
- Specialty Pharmacy
Dr. Lauren Warren is the PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy resident at the Inova Health System. She is most recently from Colorado and attended the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. After graduating in 2020, she became the pharmacy manager for an independent pharmacy in rural Colorado. While there, she was able to take the lead on starting many programs and she is most proud of the collaboration with the state public health department, starting a safe sharps disposal program. With career goals of becoming a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Warren successfully matched with Inova Alexandria Hospital to complete her PGY-1 residency training. Her professional areas of interests include diabetes and cardiovascular management, oncology, and transitions of care. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her husband, skiing and snowboarding, paddle boarding, gardening, traveling and pretty much anything outdoors.
- PGY2 Inova Health System (Residency Brochure)
Residency Program Director:
Jonathan Puhl, Pharm.D.
Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Director Ambulatory PGY2 Pharmacy Residency