PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (Ambulatory Care)

Program description

The Novant Health PGY1 pharmacy residency program with a focus in ambulatory care is based out of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The program aims to produce residents who possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist positions in ambulatory or specialty care clinics and who are eiligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training programs, board certification and/or other certifications related to ambulatory care, if desired.


*based on preceptor availability

Learning experiences
Inpatient experience
Managed care/Payor metrics
Medication therapy management
Primary care and virtual primary care clinic
Required longitudinal rotations
Drug information service
Clinical forum
Medication safety
Research project
Medication use evaluation
Research and professional developmental series
Service leadership
Novant Health Specialty Pharmacies - 8 hrs per week throughout the year during the work week with once monthly MTM Saturday shift
Elective rotations
Specialty pharmacy clinical (i.e., Rheumatology, Internal medicine)*
Heart failure clinic
Substance use disorder/Opioid stewardship
Transitional care - Telephonic management
Team member diabetes management
Learning experiences
Other rotations may be arranged based on resident interest and preceptor availability
* Based on preceptor availability. Some travel may be required for certain elective rotations
Teaching certificate through local schools of pharmacy
Didactic/lab discussion leader at local school of pharmacy
Lecture to medical students from area 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



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 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 and UNC REPS meeting, and for various continuous education opportunities
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting
Additional items
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Note that some travel may be required for rotations


Application information

NMS code: 221913

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.

Application deadline

January 2


Virginia Yoder, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, CPP
PGY1 Ambulatory Care Focus Residency Program Director