This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is conducted by Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, Virginia in partnership with the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester and Fairfax, Virginia. Rotations are completed at Virginia Hospital Center, an independent 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility.
The purpose of the program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The focus of this residency is to enhance skills in pharmacy leadership, pharmaceutical care, patient education, medication therapy monitoring, establishing therapeutic goals and communication with other healthcare providers. Our affiliation with Shenandoah University enables the residents to participate in a teaching and learning curriculum certificate program and gain experience in lecturing, small group facilitation, as well as precepting pharmacy students.
- Internal Medicine
- Oncology I
- Critical Care
- Oncology II
- Neonatal ICU
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Emergency Medicine
- Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program
- Pharmacy Administration & Management
- Pharmacy Research
Dr. Jennifer (Jenn) Bingham is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University. As a pharmacy student, she served as president of APhA-ASP and regional liaison for PLS. She also participated in activities as a member of ACCP, Rho Chi, and ASHP/VSHP. Prior to pharmacy school, Jenn received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Carroll College in Helena, MT. Her first career was in the Peace Corps, first as an agroforestry Volunteer in the Dominican Republic (DR), and then as safety and security staff both in the DR and at Peace Corps Headquarters. Jenn’s professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, academia, and public health. Following PGY-1, Jenn hopes to pursue a PGY-2 in critical care or emergency medicine. Outside of pharmacy, she loves to spend time with her pets, Miss Snowy Boots and Diana Prince, bake pies, and compete in powerlifting.
Dr. Halley Vess is a PGY1-Pharmacy Resident at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia. She is originally from Conway, Arkansas. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of Central Arkansas. Her professional interest includes oncology, infectious disease, and neurosciences. After completion of her PGY-1 residency, Dr. Vess hopes to pursue a career in oncology pharmacy that allows for both patient-care and interprofessional teamwork. Outside of pharmacy school she enjoys visiting new places, trying local restaurants, working out, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Cash.
Residency Program Director:
Jasmyn Zachery, PharmD, BCPS
Virginia Hospital Center-Pharmacy Department
1701 N. George Mason Drive Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 558-6217 xtn 3506