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  
    • Inpatient Hematology/Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Inpatient Solid Tumor Oncology
    • Outpatient Hematology/Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitions of Care/Care Management
  • Second Rotation in Critical Care
  • Second Rotation in Pediatrics

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
  • Medication related policy or procedure
  • Six formal presentations (i.e. journal club, case presentations) for the CMC pharmacy department
  • Eight written drug information responses
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar
  • Lecture for the Center of Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship Program
  • Medication related guideline or protocol
  • Participation in the University of North Carolina pharmacy student seminar program
  • Research:must be IRB-approved with research project results presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference, or other similar venue, in the spring of the residency year and a written manuscript suitable for publication completed and submitted by the end of the residency year.  Research is supported by the Department of Biostatistics and the CHS Quality Division. 

  • 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.
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