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FMC PGY1 Residency - Ambulatory Care

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Program description

The purpose of the residency program is to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training after successfully completing the residency year.

The residency program promotes experiences with patient interaction, interdisciplinary collaboration, project management, teaching, and development of oral and written communication skills. The variety of practice settings, along with the residency activities help the resident to be well rounded and prepared to apply for positions suited to their interests.


Learning experiences
Administration/medication safety
Anticoagulation management
Community service
Drug information
Inpatient experience
Medication use evaluation
Medication therapy management (MTM)
Primary care
Service commitment (every 3rd weekend and 1 evening per week) mixture:  Retail pharmacy, MTM services, population health management
Elective experiences
Advanced anticoagulation management
Advanced diabetes
Advanced primary care
Medication assistance
Specialty pharmacy
Other opportunities
Teaching certificate
Student precepting
Didactic/lab discussion leader at College of Pharmacy
In-services, patient education, continuing education
Required rotations 
Diabetes clinic
Inpatient learning experience
MTM (medicine therapy management)
Population health (transition of care)
Population health (gaps in care)
Administration/medication safety (block and longitudinal)
Anticoagulation clinic
Drug information
Community service
Medication use evaluation
Vaccine clinic
Service level commitment (every 3rd weekend and 1 evening per week) mixture:
Retail pharmacy & population health includes MTM services
Medical resident clinic (longitudinal)
Specialty pharmacy oncology
Virtual  anticoagulation management
Community care

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Direct patient care skills with focus on: diabetes, anticoagulation, transition of care, medicine
  • Teaching and precepting skills
  • Project management and drug information


Leave availability
10 days
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium.
Vision and dental insurance are also available with low monthly premium.
Child care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost. (Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center only)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses.
On-site parking provided free of charge.
Professional development
Monies are available for the ASHP midyear meeting, Southeastern Residency Conference, and also for various CE programs.
Poster reimbursement
Monies may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting.
Additional items
Office space provided with computer.
One personalized lab coat.
Access to online and hospital libraries.
Note that some travel may be required for rotations.


Application information

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline

January 4, 2019


Mary Ellen Pisano, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director - Ambulatory care
Phone: 704-316-6190
E-mail: mepisano@novanthealth.org