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PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

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Program description


The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency consists of 12 months of training with learning experiences in a variety of care settings. 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.

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 Pharmacy - Forsyth Specialty (exclusively oncology medications) and Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy - Westgate (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.

Program Purpose
To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.


Required rotations:
Orientation - 4 weeks
Oncology - 4 weeks
Infectious Disease - 4 weeks
Rheumatology - 4 weeks 
Neurology - 4 weeks 
Internal Medicine - 8 weeks 
Payer Relations/Contracting - 2 weeks 
Specialty Pharmacy Administration - 4 weeks 
Population Health and Transitions of Care - 4 weeks
Pharmacy Accreditation - 3 weeks
Longitudinal Rotations:
Seminar and Biweekly Forums 
Research (i.e., Quality Improvement Project, Business Plan)
Teaching:
Teaching certificate
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students
Didactic teaching opportunities at Campbell University College of Pharmacy
In services, patient education, continuing education
Service:
Longitudinal patient care management for resident specific patient panel
Operational staffing in URAC accredited specialty pharmacy - half-day per week and 4 weeklong staffing blocks


Program completion


Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • An achievement of 85% of all goals marked as achieved for residency
  • Completion of service leadership requirement (i.e., operational staffing, longitudinal clinic, and longitudinal MTM)
  • Achieve completion and signoff by preceptor for required learning experiences
  • Achieve completion and signoff for required presentations including:
    • Topic Discussions
    • Seminar
    • Patient, Caregiver, and Members of the Community Presentations
  • Resident completed longitudinal project including:
    • Quality Improvement Project
    • Business Plan
    • Practice-related project
    • Submission of manuscript
    • Poster Presentation
    • Oral Presentation

Benefits


Stipend
$48,000
Leave availability
Paid Time Off (15 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)
Discounts
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses.
Parking
On-site parking provided free of charge.
Professional development
o Monies support the resident’s attendance at the ASHP midyear meeting, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy - Research in Education and Practice Symposium, and Asembia Summit.
Stipend
Support is available for the ASHP midyear meeting, various Specialty conferences and CE programs
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.

Applications

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

Contact

Jessica McDuffie, PharmD
Pharmacy Supervisor
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Novant Health Pharmacy - Forsyth Specialty
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Match code: 263615)
3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27103
jbmcduffie@novanthealth.org
336-277-8800


Markie Cardwell, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 336-718-1111
Email: leawebster@novanthealth.org