The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia and the School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester and Ashburn, Virginia. Rotations are completed at Reston Hospital Center, an expanding, 187-bed community hospital located near Washington, DC. The mission of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Reston Hospital Center is to enable residents to become independent practitioners and be confident in practicing in a variety of health care settings.
The emphasis of this residency is on the impact of pharmacists and pharmacy leadership on patient care in the hospital setting, through a multidisciplinary approach. Residents gain a well rounded and real-world experience of providing pharmaceutical care in a community hospital as well as the importance of providing education to patients and other health care professionals.
- Internal Medicine
- Teaching Rotation (Precepting)
- Critical Care
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Practice Management and Leadership
- Drug Information
- Medication Safety (Longitudinal)
- Research (Longitudinal)
- Staffing (Longitudinal)
- Medication therapy management
- Education of pharmacy students and healthcare professionals
- Participation in departmental and committee meetings
- Involved in medication safety practices
- Develop/support process improvement projects
Dr. Sami Sidahmed is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at the Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore. Dr. Sidahmed’s professional interests include critical care and infectious disease.
Upon completing his PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, he plans to pursue specialty residency training. His ultimate career goal is to practice as a board-certified clinical specialist with opportunities to precept residents and students. In his leisure time, Dr. Sidahmed enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing ping pong and soccer.
- Residency Program Brochure
Residency Program Director:
Elizabeth Wren, Pharm.D., BCPS
Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston, VA 20190