VSHP Membership Spotlight
Carrie Carter, PharmD, BCPS
What initially motivated you to join VSHP?
I first joined VSHP as a pharmacy student as a way to learn more about hospital pharmacy as a career and access resources such as the Residency Showcase and student programming at the Fall Meeting. Now as a practicing pharmacist I enjoy the continuing education opportunities available and ability to network with other health-system pharmacists across the state.
Where did you go to pharmacy school?
I graduated from VCU School of Pharmacy in 2019.
Where have you trained or worked?
I completed a PGY1 residency with Sentara Healthcare Hampton Roads and am currently an inpatient clinical pharmacist at Augusta Health in Fishersville, VA.
Describe your current area of practice and practice setting:
Augusta Health is a 255-bed independent community hospital primarily serving the Staunton-Augusta County-Waynesboro region. I mainly work with our progressive care/step-down unit, general medical unit, and central staffing.
What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
Take advantage of a variety of volunteer opportunities – the experiences you have during these events will provide exposure to a wide range of patient populations and practice settings and can also lead to lifelong professional connections.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy going to the beach, reading, crafting, and spending time with my dachshund, Miley.
What is your favorite place to vacation?
Outer Banks, NC every summer with my family