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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.


*based on preceptor availability
Learning Experiences
Anticoagulation (2 weeks)
Administration (4 weeks)
Inpatient experience (5 weeks)
Medication therapy management (2 weeks)
Primary Care (12 weeks total)
Population Health Management (4 weeks)
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Drug information service
Clinical forum
Research Project
Medication use evaluation
Service Leadership
Novant Health Specialty Pharmacies - 8 hrs per week throughout the year during the work week with once monthly after hours shift
Elective Rotation Options
Specialty pharmacy clinical (i.e., Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine)*
Medication Safety
Opioid Stewardship
Other rotations may be arranged based on resident interest and preceptor availability.
* Note that some travel may be required for rotations.
Teaching Opportunities
Teaching certificate through local schools of pharmacy
Didactic/ lab discussion leader at local school of pharmacy
Lecture to medical students at local school of medicine
Continuing education presentation to local pharmacy group and Novant Health pharmacy
Student precepting

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Direct patient care skills with focus on: primary care (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia , wellness), anticoagulation
  • Population health management
  • Teaching and precepting skills
  • Project management and drug information


Leave Availability
10 days + 5 additional days for interviewing
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 for participation at ashp mid-year meeting and unc research in education and practice symposium
Poster Reimbursement
Support 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

December 31, 2021


Mary Ellen Pisano, PharmD, BCACP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director - Ambulatory care
Phone: 704-316-6190
E-mail: [email protected]