Carolinas HealthCare System

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CMC is an ASHP-accredited twelve-month postgraduate training experience designed to provide residents with the skills and knowledge required to become competent pharmacy practitioners.

Estimated start date: Last week of June
Estimated stipend: $40,000
National Matching Service Program Code: 166613

Required Monthly Learning ExperiencesElective Monthly Learning Experiences
  • General orientation
  • Ambulatory care
  • Critical care (must select one)
    • Medical critical care
    • Trauma critical care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics (must select one)
    • Pediatric intensive care
    • Pediatric cardiovascular intensive care
    • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Health-system pharmacy administration
  • Behavioral health
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical toxicology
  • Adult hematology/oncology  
    • Hematology/blood and marrow transplant
    • Solid tumor oncology
  • Pediatric blood and marrow transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Transitions of care/care management
  • Second rotation in selected area of choice

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

The following experiences are 12 months in duration and evaluated on a quarterly basis.

  • Practice Management: designed to develop project management skills, leadership skills and ability to manage and improve the medication use process. Major requirements of this learning experience include:
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Drug Monograph
  • Six presentations (i.e. journal club, case presentations) for pharmacy noon conference
  • Four written drug information responses
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar
  • Lecture for the Center of Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship Program
  • Medication related guideline or policy
  • Participation in the University of North Carolina pharmacy student seminar program
  • Research: must be IRB-approved with research project results presented at a regional residency research conference in the spring of the residency year.  A written manuscript suitable for publication must completed and submitted by the end of the residency year.  Research is supported by CHS Dickson Advanced Analytics and the Department of Biostatistics.
  • Operational Core: designed to develop skills in three core areas: operational staffing, quality improvement, and medication safety.  Operational staffing will commence every third weekend following a comprehensive training period.  For the first 6 months of the year, residents will be assigned to work in the main pharmacy; in the second half of the residency year, assignments may be decentralized. For the quality and medication safety components, learning will occur through a variety of methods including, but not limited to: self-study, topic discussions and lectures, workshops as available, attendance at relevant hospital or health-system based committee meetings, and practice experience integrated throughout.

Elective Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Teaching and Learning Curriculum: residents will have the option to participate in a 12 month curriculum managed through a collaboration between the CMC Pharmacy Residency Program and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). The program includes bi-weekly seminars and workshops and has established minimum teaching requirements for successful completion.  The program is supported locally by the CMC Pharmacy Residency Program Teaching and Mentoring Subcommittee and affords residents the opportunity to develop a teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio. Residents who complete all aspects of the program will be awarded a certificate of completion.
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