The mission of GBMC is to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing and hope for the community.We are excited about your interest in the GBMC Pharmacy Residency Program.
The Pharmacy Residency program fulfills the GBMC mission to educate the next generation of clinicians. In this goal, we have put together a great learning program with a dedicated team of faculty members.
This is a new program with anticipated ASHP accreditation ready to accept residents.
Residency Requirements:Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Program
Pharmacists completing the GBMC PGY-1 pharmacy residency will be able to interact effectively with health care teams in various inpatient and outpatient clinical settings to manage patients’ medication therapy.
Required learning experiences will include rotations in internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases, medication safety, ambulatory care, administrative/policy, and additional elective rotations as below for an individualized learning experience. Residents will also be required to staff and complete projects and presentations throughout the residency.
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Pharmacy Practice Management/Policy
- Advanced Medication Safety
- Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Advanced Critical Care
- Transitions of Care
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Advanced Ambulatory Care
- Pharmacy Practice and Staffing
- Residency Research Project
- The applicant must be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Active Maryland Pharmacy licensure OR license should be obtained no later than 90 days from the start date of the position.
- Enrolled with the National Matching Services’ Resident Matching Program (RMP) and adhere to the rules of the RMP process.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Application ProcessThe deadline for all residency applications is January 1st of each year.
Submit a completed PhORCAS application
- Official transcripts: A current, official transcript will then be required prior to or on the day of interview.
- Letter of Intent: Describe why you have decided to pursue this program and what you hope to gain from residency training.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three PhORCAS reference forms: Reference writers must complete the PhORCAS reference form in the system.
On-Site Interview: Applicant will be invited to an onsite interview based upon their application.
Application deadline: January 1.
Questions? Contact our team at PharmacyResidency@gbmc.org.
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Yuliya Klopouh, PharmD, MH
Dr. Yuliya Klopouh is the Director of Pharmacy at GBMC. After studying in Ukraine as a nurse and an MD, she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland. In her free time- she enjoys giving talks and educating people on healthy nutrition, integrative medicine, and wellness. Dr. Klopouh has passion for classical music and literature, that she shares with her family. In her time outside the work, you will find her listening to Rachmaninov, watching Metropolitan Opera, or reading Classics.
Julia West, PharmD, BCPS
Post-Graduate Year One Program Director
Coordinator/Preceptor for Pharmacy Administration & Policy and Pharmacy Informatics Modules
Dr. Julia West is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy at GBMC. After completing her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2001, she provided pharmacy care to patients at Chester River Health hospital (currently known as University of Maryland Shore Medical Center). In 2010, she joined GBMC, where she held multiple lead roles in the department of pharmacy, including Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator position and successfully managed many operational projects and implementations. Presently, she is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at the University of Baltimore. Outside of work, she does a lot of activities with her children (golf, Peabody chorus and dance). Dr. West is also an avid traveler, and takes every opportunity to learn about different cultures, support education and diversity.
Vaishali Khushalani, PharmD
Post-Graduate Year One Program Coordinator
Coordinator/Preceptor for Medication Safety Module
Dr. Vaishali Khushalani is the Medication Safety Officer at GBMC. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) in Mumbai, India, she earned her Master of Science (Pharmaceutics) Degree from University of South Carolina and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to Indian Classical music, yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.
Abigail Russell, PharmD, BCCCP
Coordinator/Preceptor for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Modules
Dr. Abigail Russell is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at GBMC and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Florida in 2015. After graduation she completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. She is currently pursuing her MPH with a concentration in Health Leadership and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Outside of work and school she likes to hike, bake, foster dogs, and knit.
Naaseha Rizvi, PharmD
Coordinator/Preceptor for Antimicrobial Stewardship /Infectious Diseases Modules
Dr. Naaseha Rizvi is the Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at GBMC. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD followed by her PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Theresa Brush, PharmD, BCPS
Coordinator/Preceptor for TOC and Internal Medicine Modules
Dr. Theresa Brush is currently the Transitions of Care Coordinator at GBMC. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD followed by her PGY-2 Transition of Care Residency at UC San Diego in San Diego, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, baking, and going to the dog park with her dog.
Susan Arnold, Pharm D
Coordinator/Preceptor for Ambulatory Care Modules
Dr. Susan Arnold is the Lead Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at GBMC. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Virginia Tech, she was employed as a chemical engineer before earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy. She then completed her PGY-2 specialty residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets, working out, and outdoor activities.
About GBMCThe 342-bed medical center (acute and sub-acute care) is located on a beautiful suburban campus in Towson, Maryland that handles more than 23,000 admissions and over 52,000 emergency room visits annually. Since its founding in 1965, GBMC HealthCare’s accomplishments have validated the vision of GBMC’s founders to combine the best of community and university-level medicine. Its close proximity to several of the nation’s most renowned academic healthcare systems allows residents to experience an intimate community setting while gaining competitive skills usually only acquired by a larger institution.
At GBMC HealthCare, education and career advancement are of utmost importance. We believe in the continual growth of our staff and encourage continual learning. For this reason, our medical staff is required to complete a number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to enhance competence in patient care, expand medical knowledge, improve interpersonal and communication skills, and system-based practices to the benefit of patients.
GBMC Department of PharmacyWith state-of-the-art technology and driven employees, GBMC pharmacy provides patient-centered services. The Department of Pharmacy Services demonstrates this patient-centered care through operational and clinical programs such as medication therapy monitoring, pharmacy to dose consults, multi-disciplinary rounds.
Central Pharmacy is open 24 hours, 365 days per year. The David Seigel Anticoagulation Clinic is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and the Infusion Therapy Center is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The pharmacy team is comprised of Board Certified specialists, clinical staff pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, and administrative staff.
Our decentralized pharmacy program integrates directly with multi-disciplinary teams to allow pharmacists to have an impact on the following:
- Drug Selection
- Pharmacokinetic Assessment and Drug Dosing
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Services
- Patient Education
- Anticoagulation Management
- Drug Interactions
- Renal Adjustment of Medications
- Adverse Drug Reactions
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
The Department of Pharmacy Services is committed to continuous process improvement and a culture of safety.