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Pharmacy Residency

Residents of the Fruth Pharmacy/University of Charleston Community Pharmacy Residency Program will develop the skills needed to provide advanced pharmaceutical care for patients in community and ambulatory care settings. Our program is designed to provide graduating residents the confidence and capability to develop, implement, and manage community-based patient care services.


This program offers experience in MTM, medication distribution and use process, immunization services, disease-state management, classroom teaching, and in-store and corporate leadership experience. Residents will have teaching responsibilities at the University of Charleston, and certificate is offered through the ASHP Teaching Certificate Program. The resident will also conduct a practice-based research project to be presented at APhA annual meeting.


The program was established in 2012 and is accredited by ASHP/APhA.

Learning Experiences

Longitudinal experiences (year-long):

  • Clinical services within community pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care
  • Dispensing services within community pharmacy
  • Pharmacy education/teaching certificate
  • Research project

Extended experiences (3 months):

  • Advanced elective: Advanced corporate management or advanced academia
    Concentrated experiences (5-10 weeks):
  • Ambulatory care elective
    – Practice Sites
    – Fruth Pharmacy

Fruth Pharmacy

Fruth is a regional chain of pharmacies providing care to patients in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Jack Fruth founded the company in 1952 as a single, hometown pharmacy in Point Pleasant, WV.

Fruth now consists of 31 stores and is growing, but still maintains the values of being
“Your Hometown, Family Pharmacy.” Clinical services offered within Fruth include MTM, immunizations, diabetes management in conjunction with PEIA, wellness events, specialty medication dispensing, pharmacogenetic testing, and point-of-care testing, including blood glucose, A1C, lipids, and hepatitis C/HIV. Residents will be involved in maintaining, improving, and evaluating existent services, while also creating new initiatives.

Ashton Medical

Ashton Medical Associates, Inc., a family medicine clinic in Charleston, WV and member of Thomas Health System, is comprised of 6 primary care providers offering services to a predominantly adult and insured patient population. Clinical pharmacy services are referral-based and include medication therapy management and/or patient education for diabetes, lifestyle modifications (e.g., diet, physical activity, weight management, tobacco cessation), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular risk reduction, preventative care, transitions of care, polypharmacy, and other miscellaneous consults. The pharmacist also functions as a source of drug information, serves as a liaison for pharmaceutical representatives, aids in resolving medication-related insurance issues, and provides educational inservices to the medical staff. The clinic

Salary & Benefits

Length of commitment: 12 months
Salary: $41,000 / year
Benefits: Paid vacation, medical insurance, professional travel reimbursement, office space and laptop.

How To Apply

Application Deadline: January 15th
Please submit all applicaton materials via PhORCAS


  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts of pharmacy coursework
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation


  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts of pharmacy coursework
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
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