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Specialty Pharmacy Residency

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Program description

Novant Health is transforming healthcare by designing a system that makes it simpler, more convenient and more affordable for patients in our communities. Currently, we have two Specialty Pharmacies located in the Greater Winston-Salem area, Novant Health Oncology Specialists Specialty Pharmacy (exclusively oncology medications) and Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy (all other specialty medications). Novant Health was the first health-system in North Carolina to achieve accreditation by an independent third-party organization (e.g., URAC) which validates the pharmacy’s commitment to quality management, patient safety and monitoring, and prescriber and consumer communications.

Each patient serviced through our Specialty Pharmacies receive comprehensive services including: 24-hour access to our pharmacy team members, adherence management, enrollment with patient assistance programs and prior authorization, patient education and medication therapy management by pharmacists.

Residents will gain diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care and ambulatory care pharmacy practice that allow you to achieve your professional goals. Our program provides multidisciplinary patient-centered experiences caring for diverse disease states. Additionally, this program will engage the resident in the clinical, operational, and business of running a specialty pharmacy. The program is tailored to each resident and cultivates professional development.

Required rotations:
Infectious Disease
Payer Relations
Longitudinal Rotations:
Seminar (longitudinal)
Operational Staffing (longitudinal)
Specialty MTM (longitudinal)
Medication Use Evaluation (longitudinal)
Elective rotations:
Medication Assistance/Patient Assistance Program
Limited Distribution Networks (offsite)
Internal Medicine
Care Connections/Ambulatory Care

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Direct patient care skills with focus on multiple disease states, medication therapy management, specialty pharmacy business models, transition of care, medicine administration and leadership skills
  • Project planning and execution skills
  • Teaching and precepting skills
Teaching opportunities:
  • Teaching certificate
  • Precepting students
  • Didactic at college of pharmacy
  • In-services, patient education, continuing education
Service (leadership):
  • Longitudinal Medication Therapy Management for resident specific patient panel
  • Operational Staffing in URAC Accredited Specialty Pharmacy


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 5, 2017