The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Winchester Medical Center and the School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Rotations are completed at Winchester Medical Center, a progressive, 445-bed regional medical center. The mission of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at WMC is to enable residents to become independent practitioners and be confident in practicing in a variety of health care settings.
With our affiliation with Shenandoah University, the residents are able to participate in a teaching certificate program and gain experience in lecturing, as well as precepting pharmacy students.
- Internal Medicine
- Teaching Rotation (Precepting)
- Practice Management and Leadership
- Adult Critical Care
- Formulary Management (Longitudinal)
- Medication Safety (Longitudinal)
- Community Outreach/Career Development (Longitudinal)
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Staffing (Longitudinal)
- Rounding with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals/teams
- Medication therapy management
- Education of pharmacy students and healthcare professionals
- Participation in departmental and committee meetings
- Involved in medication safety practices
- Active in providing community service
Dr. Samantha Burton is originally from Orlando, FL. She attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate education where she obtained her BS in Health Sciences. Dr. Burton spent some time as an adjunct professor before pursuing her PharmD at Shenandoah University. Her pharmacy related interests are currently quite broad, but she’s hoping she’ll discover her passion during this PGY-1 year. Outside of pharmacy, Samantha enjoys visiting local breweries, traveling, making stained glass, and spending time with her mustached-cat, Miss Kitty.
Noah Lizer is from Winchester VA. He attended James Madison University for his undergraduate education. After teaching for several years, he obtained his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University. His pharmacy related interests include critical care, internal medicine and antimicrobial stewardship. Outside of residency, he enjoys baking, playing music, yard work, learning ballroom dance and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Charisa Flaherty, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Winchester Medical Center
1840 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 536-3490