PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (PMC)

Program description

At Novant Health Presbyterian 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
Cardiology or Transitions of care
Infectious diseases
Internal medicine (2)
Critical care
Critical care elective/Emergency medicine
Required longitudinal rotations
Medication safety
Medication use evaluation
Research project
Research and professional development series
Service commitment
Elective rotations
Adult hematology/oncology
Ambulatory care
Investigational drug services
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Teaching certificate through Shenandoah School of Pharmacy
Mentor and co-precept P4 pharmacy students
Service leadership
Every other weekend staffing, alternating between first and second shift. Service includes functioning as lead pharmacist or verification pharmacist. Compensation of one weekday will be allowed for every 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 at 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

NMS code: 117013

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



Charlotte Dunderdale, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center