The residency at Valley Pharmacy will focus on community pharmacy practice providing comprehensive patient care in a hospital based outpatient setting. This innovative residency offers the opportunity to provide medication counseling and management to ambulatory patients discharged from Winchester Medical Center, a progressive 445 bed regional medical center. The resident will be skilled in working collaboratively with case management and other healthcare providers by identifying barriers and ensuring compliance, thus improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions. Upon successful completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to be an advanced practice community pharmacist embracing the opportunities for transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting.
The resident will develop programs to expand clinical services into the community with an emphasis on the development, marketing, and implementation of new patient care and disease state management programs. The resident will also have the opportunity to work at the Shenandoah Valley Compassionate Pharmacy, a nonprofit facility serving low-income patients, enrolling patients in PMAP’s, dispensing medications, and providing patient counseling. Other areas of experience include follow-up medication counseling and management through a Transition Clinic located within the hospital. Elective opportunities are available in different practice areas such as ambulatory care, academia, and pharmacy management.
As a Valley Health System entity there is a vast opportunity to expand on and develop selected clinical services critical to patient outcomes and the continuum of care. Staffing requirements will provide experiences such as pediatric dosing, compounding, and drug information.
- Longitudinal pharmacy-run discharge prescription program
- Education of pharmacy students and healthcare professionals
- Community and wellness extended rotation
- Medication and chronic disease education and counseling
- Immunization program
- Comprehensive pharmacy care including transition of care
- Community pharmacy staffing
- Disease state management
- Medication Utilization Evaluations
- Medication therapy management
- Medicare Part D
- Reimbursement and practice leadership
- Project Management
- Participation in departmental and committee meetings
- Active in providing community service
Dr. Lora-Maria Koytcheva is a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Valley Pharmacy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Shenandoah University. Her professional areas of interest include diabetes and hypertension management, transitions of care and medication reconciliation. She also has a strong passion for community service. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
Residency Program Director:
190 Campus Blvd, Suite 110
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 536-8899