Dr. Dyer received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007 from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She still resides as a Staff/Clinical Pharmacist at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital on the Critical Care team.
She currently serves on ASHP’s Emergency Care Section Advisory Group in the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a 176 bed community hospital located in Charlottesville, VA and is part of the greater Sentara Healthcare system. It encompasses two Emergency Departments that sees approximately 50k patients a year.
Dr. Dyer has recently assisted the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists with rebranding and continues to serve as their Mentorship Program Chair. She is actively involved in ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists in Emergency Care and recently presented the Recorded Emergency Pharmacy Series (REPS) topic on Ischemic Stroke. Currently, most of her time at work consists of educating both student and residents in the Emergency Department and assisting with managing critical patients appropriately.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
“I originally became involved with the legislative aspects of ASHP serving as an Alternate Delegate and Delegate representing VSHP and on the Council for Public Policy. I enjoy editing and creating policy, connecting with like-minded colleagues, and feeling like I am making the world a better place by using my abilities.”
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
"Being proactive is key to being an excellent Emergency Medicine Pharmacist.”
Value of ASHP
“ASHP is a wonderful community that provides an avenue to connect and improve your knowledge base of a myriad of pharmacy related topics and issues.”
“ASHP is advancing the pharmacy profession by advocating for pharmacists in all aspects, educating on the latest and greatest pharmacy related concerns in real-time, and assisting with the collaboration of members.”