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FMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Careers Pharmacy residency programs FMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, our PGY1 residency program strives to develop pharmacy clinicians who provide optimal patient care and safety. Upon graduation, the resident is able to exhibit quality professional leadership skills along with competent functionality in various pharmacy practice roles.

Program description

The Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency entails 12 months of training and experience in multiple aspects. The first PGY1 resident completed our program in 2006. Its goals, objectives and evaluation processes are established in accordance to ASHP standards. The program allows flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident while also providing a quality foundation in developing professional practice skills.

Pharmacy PGY1 curriculum


Required rotations (9 months):
  • Orientation
  • Internal medicine I
  • Internal medicine II
  • Critical care
Other required rotations (longitudinal):
  • Service Leadership
  • Seminar/MUE
  • Project
  • Medication safety
  • Ambulatory care
  • Practice management
Elective rotations (3 months):
  • Administration/practice management
  • Ambulatory care clinics
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Discharge medication counseling
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Medication safety
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
Teaching:
  • Mentor and co-precept the 4th year pharmacy students
  • Present journal articles, cases, MUE and topics when assigned to pharmacy and/or other hospital staff
Service leadership:
  • Every third weekend where the resident will function as lead pharmacist
  • Service on hospital and department committees

Program completion


Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Management and improvement in the medication use process
  • Proficient leadership and practice management skills
  • Valuable and efficient patient-centered medication therapy management support on a health care team
  • Effective and efficient utilization of medical informatics
  • Professional development