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VCU-CrossOver Ambulatory Care



This Ambulatory Care Residency is a VCU School of Pharmacy and CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Clinic one-year specialty residency that includes learning experiences in a variety of pharmacist-managed and multidisciplinary clinics at the CrossOver Healthcare Ministry (a multi-site free clinic), Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) Ambulatory Care Clinics, Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services, other area community-based clinics.  The program is focused on preparing excellent pharmacist providers who are ready to practice in and establish innovative pharmacist practice models, dedicated to improving care for patients in the safety-net, and experienced in working on health care teams.  The innovative program was developed in 2010 and is currently training its 4th resident.



  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy
  • Develop advanced patient-centered care skills in managing  chronic diseases
  • Achieve excellent clinical teaching and mentoring skills to precept health-care professional students
  • Learn to become an effective and integral member of the health care team
  • Develop skills necessary to develop new pharmacist-integrated ambulatory care services
  • Contribute to the literature in ambulatory care / primary care practice
  • Demonstrate advanced safety-net patient  management
  • Prepare for professional excellence in chosen career, including academic and / or clinical  pharmacy practice
  • Develop active learning skills and a commitment to lifelong learning



  • Patient Care (60%)
  • Teaching  (15%)
    • Didactic: Lectures, Foundations Skills Lab, Clinical: Service Learning, Interprofessional Clinics, APPE
  • Scholarship (5%)
  • Professional Service (5%)
  • Program Development and Patient-Centered Dispensing (5%)
  • Clinical Electives (10%)



Core longitudinal experiences include the Diabetes Intensive Care Program, Interprofessional Family Medicine-Pharmacy-Language Interpreter Clinic, the Chronic Disease Medication Management Clinic, and the Latino Outreach Initiative. Elective experiences include Endocrine, International Mission Trips, Pain, Cardiovascular, HIV, and Anticoagulation. This residency has a strong emphasis on clinical teaching, Interprofessional experiences, and establishing innovative pharmacy services.  The resident will gain the skills necessary to provide medication access services for uninsured, develop and implement pharmacist-run and interdisciplinary clinical services, and gain valuable experience in pharmacy administration / management in the safety-net setting. In addition, the resident will complete a  research project that will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  The resident will also have the opportunity to complete a teaching and learning certificate program.






  • Sallie Mayer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CDE: Program Director, Primary Site Preceptor, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
  • Tonya Mawyer, PharmD, BCPS: Primary Site Preceptor, Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services
  • Michael Murchie, MD: Assistant Medical Director and Preceptor, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
  • Steven Crossman, MD: VCU Family Medicine Associate Professor and Preceptor, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Interprofessional Evening Clinic
  • Mark Ryan, MD: VCU Family Medicine Physician and CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Interprofessional Evening Clinic, Latino Outreach Project, Mission Trips
  • Brigitte Sicat, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM: Primary Site Preceptor, VCUHS Specialty Endocrine Clinic
  • Stacey Dean, PharmD, BCPS: Primary Site Preceptor, VCUHS Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Allison Vanderbilt, EdD.: VCU School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Outcomes and Assessment, Primary Research Preceptor
  • Laura Morgan, PharmD, MEd, BPCS: Primary Preceptor, VCU School of Pharmacy Foundations Teaching Experience



The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy (or BS in Pharmacy with equivalent experience), be eligible or licensure in Virginia, and have a passion for patient care.



A yearly stipend and a health insurance plan are provided to the resident. Residents receive two weeks of paid vacation and financial assistance is provided for certain professional activities.



Applicants should submit materials directly to the residency director either electronically or mailed by January 9, 2014.


Application materials include:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Three letters of recommendation

3) Letter of Interest

4) Pharmacy School Transcripts



Sallie Mayer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CDE

Assistant Professor, VCU-CrossOver Ambulatory Care Residency Director
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science (DPOS)
Richmond, VA 23298
804-827-1555 (Phone)
804-828-8359 (Fax)



Michael Dail, PharmD

VCU School of Pharmacy 2013 Graduate