PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency (FMC)

Program description

The PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center provides the resident with advanced training in emergency medicine. The program is designed to instill and develop the skills necessary to practice independently as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Residents will have the opportunity to become integrated into our advanced pharmacy practice model, respond to medical emergencies, provide education to patients and staff, and participate in pharmacy consult services. The PGY2 emergency medicine residency program allows flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident while also providing a quality foundation in developing professional practice skills.


Core rotations
Emergency medicine I-III
Community emergency medicine (offsite)
Emergency medicine precepting
Critical care (Medical ICU)
Selective critical care (Medical, Cardiac, or Neuro)
Required longitudinal rotations
Projects - Research, medication use evaluations and clinical improvement initiatives
Seminar - Multiple presentation opportunities both internally and at regional or national meetings
Residency leadership involvement
Research/Professional development series
Code blue response
ED antimicrobial culture follow-up
Pre-hospital care
Elective rotations
Cardiothoracic surgery
Neurology ICU
Cardiac ICU
Infectious diseases - including corporate antimicrobial stewardship duties
Clinical pharmacy management - including regional and system opportunities
Trauma (offsite)
Toxicology (offsite)
Precepting 4th year pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
Affiliations with High Point University School of Pharmacy, Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Teaching certificate (optional, if not completed during PGY1)
Service leadership
The PGY2 emergency medicine resident will participate in the FMC chief resident program
Every third weekend the resident will staff the emergency department
Serve on hospital and department committees, including P&T and Residency Advisory Committee

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Advanced pharmacotherapy knowledge in emergency medicine
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently on a healthcare team
  • Strengthened leadership and communication skills
  • Enhanced teaching, presentation and research skills



Approximately $57,500

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 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 Midyear meeting, UNC REPS, and additional opportunities at the discretion of the program

Additional items

Office space and laptop provided
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries


Some travel may be required for rotations

Application information

NMS code: 678769

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. Onsite interview is required.

Application deadline

January 2


Heather Powell, PharmD, BCPS, BCEMP
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center