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PMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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At Novant Health Presbyterian 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 provide quality professional leadership skills along with competent functionality in various pharmacy practice roles.

Program description

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

Pharmacy PGY1 curriculum

Required rotations (7 months):
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care elective* (see elective rotations)
  • Internal medicine I
  • Internal medicine II
  • Medical critical care
  • Orientation
  • Project
Other required rotations (longitudinal):
  • Administration/practice management
  • Journal club/resident seminar
  • Service leadership
  • Medication safety
  • Service commitment (staffing hours)
Elective rotations (5 months):
  • Administration/practice management
  • Critical care cardiac surgery*
  • Discharge medication counseling
  • Emergency medicine*
  • Heart failure clinic
  • Infectious disease**
  • Investigational drugs
  • Medical critical care II*
  • Neonatal intensive care*
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics**
  • Pediatric emergency medicine*
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery/pain management
  • Transitions of care
  • Women’s health

*Fulfills critical care elective requirement
**Strongly suggested elective rotations

  • 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