PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (FMC)

Program description

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, the focus of our acute care PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to develop clinical pharmacists who can 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 provides a strong clinical foundation, while allowing flexibility to meet the needs and interests of individual residents. The program goals, objectives, and evaluation processes are established in accordance with ASHP standards.


Required rotations
Infectious diseases
IV room operations
At least two of the following (internal medicine):
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • 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
Research and professional development series
Service leadership
Medication safety
Elective rotations
Ambulatory Care (stroke bridge clinic, anticoagulation clinic)
Outpatient oncology
Investigational drug services
Neonatal ICU
*Critical care rotation pre-requisite
Specialty pharmacy
Optional teaching certificate (Campbell University or High Point University)
Formal lecture and laboratory facilitation opportunities at High Point University
Opportunities to teach didactic lectures to Campbell University medical students
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students
Service leadership
Every third weekend staffing, alternating between first and second shift serving as a clinical verification pharmacist.
Residents will staff one evening (4-8pm) each week, performing discharge counseling throughout the hospital. One comp day will be provided for each weekend worked.
Service on hospital and department committees
Community service


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



Approximately $52,000
Leave availability
10 days, with 5 additional professional days
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance available with low monthly premium
Child care
On-site childcare 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 for various continuing education opportunities
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented to an education or professional meeting
Additional items
Office space with laptop computer and docking station provided
Personalized lab coat
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 through this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

NMS code: 182113

Application deadline

January 2


Amanda Teachey, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center