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FMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Program description

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, the focus of our PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to develop clinical pharmacists that are able to provide optimal patient care and improve patient outcomes. Upon graduation the resident should be able to exhibit professional leadership skills, and function as a competent practitioner prepared to work in a variety of pharmacy practice areas and roles. The residency program at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center allows flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident, while providing a strong clinical foundation. Our community hospital provides multiple opportunities for integration in interdisciplinary teams within the acute care setting.

Pharmacy PGY1 curriculum

Required Rotations
Infectious Diseases
IV Room Operations
At least two of the following (Internal Medicine):
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (Academia focus)
  • Behavioral health
At least one of the following (Critical Care):
  • Medical/Surgical Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Neurology Intensive Care
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery*
  • *Cardiac Intensive Care rotation pre-requisite
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Seminar/Continuing Education
Research Project/Medication Use Evaluation
Service Leadership
Elective Rotations
Ambulatory Care (stroke bridge clinic, anticoagulation clinic)
Medication Safety
Optional teaching certificate (Campbell University or High Point University)
Formal lecture and laboratory facilitation opportunities at High Point University
Formal lectures at Rowan Medical Center for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students
Service leadership
Every other weekend staffing alternating between first and second shift and serving as lead or verification pharmacist. Compensation of one weekday will be granted for every weekend worked.

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • An understanding of improvement in the medication use process
  • Proficient leadership and practice management skills
  • Valuable and efficient patient-centered medication therapy management skills
  • Contribution to interdisciplinary teams
  • Professional development


Leave availability
10 days, with 5 additional professional 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
Support available for the ASHP Midyear meeting, UNC REPS meeting, and also for various continuing education opportunities. Support provided for posters printed for presentation at an educational or professional meeting.
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting.
Additional items
Office space with laptop computer and docking station provided
Personalized lab coat
Intra-and inter-hospital cellular phone
Access to online and hospital libraries.
Lexi-Comp subscription


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

December 31st


Amanda Teachey, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
(NMS Code: 182113)
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-718-2334
E-mail: [email protected]