PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (New Hanover)

Program description

The PGY1 Pharmacy residency is a 12-month program designed to produce competent and confident generalist pharmacists. This diversity of experience prepares graduates to excel in an academic or community health-systems.  Residents participate in a range of direct patient care activities, including emergency response, interdisciplinary & academic rounding, transitions of care, and antimicrobial stewardship. In addition to required rotations, residents may select 4 electives to customize their experience. Community service, quality improvement, scholarship activities, and service on department and health-system committees are incorporated into a resident’s experience. PGY1 Pharmacy residents staff every other weekend during July and August and every third weekend thereafter (Saturday and Sunday). Residents will also staff 2 pharmacy department holidays. 5 PGY1 Pharmacy positions are available.


  • Unless otherwise noted, all rotations are scheduled in 1 -month blocks, approximately 50 hours per week
  • Required rotations may be scheduled in a variety of units if applicable (i.e. Ambulatory Care, ICU, Integrated Practice)
  • Integrated practice is a general medicine rotation conducted on an adult medical unit with a decentralized pharmacist focused on triaging direct patient care on a unit managed primarily by hospitalists  
Required Block Rotations
Orientation (5 weeks)
Ambulatory Care (1 month)
Critical Care (1 month)
Integrated Practice (1month)
Internal Medicine (2 months)
Practice Management (1 month)
Pediatrics or Neonatal ICU (1 month)
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Continuing Education
Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD)
Professional Writing (6 months)
Quality Improvement Medication Use Evaluation (6 months)
Quality Improvement Project (12 months)
Staffing: Inpatient Practice (12 months)
Elective Rotations
Administration: Clinical focus
Administration: Operations focus
Ambulatory Care: Heart and Vascular Institute
Ambulatory Care: HIV Care Team Clinic
Ambulatory Care: Internal Medicine Clinic
Ambulatory Care: Neurology
Ambulatory Care: Primary Care Clinic
Ambulatory Care: Specialty focus
Ambulatory Care: Zimmer Cancer Clinic
Emergency Medicine
Adult ICU: Cardiovascular Surgery
Adult ICU: Coronary Care
Adult ICU: Medical
Adult ICU: Neurology
Adult ICU: Surgical/Trauma
Nutrition Support
Pediatric ICU
Integrated Practice II:  may be completed as a 2nd rotation on a different adult medical/surgical unit
Sterile Compounding and Preparation
Precepting 4th year pharmacy students in a layered learning model
Affiliations with High Point University and University of North Carolina Schools of Pharmacy
Opportunities to teach other health care providers: medical residents, nursing, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, etc.
Service Leadership
Service on department committees
Serve as Resident-In-Charge




Approximately $52,000
Leave availability
20 days, includes vacation time, sick time, interview time and personal time.
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance available with low monthly premium
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 provided for ASHP Midyear and UNC Research in Education and Practice Symposium (REPS)
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting
Additional items
Office space with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Low-cost Team Member Fitness Center
On-site Team Member Employee Health Clinic and Pharmacy
Counseling and support services
Community Outreach opportunities

Application information

NMS code: 36111

Application deadline: 

January 2


Holly Snider, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy
Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center