PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Program description

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency provides multidisciplinary patient-centered experiences caring for diverse disease states. Residents will gain experiences in specialty pharmaceutical care and ambulatory care pharmacy practice that allow achievement of professional goals. Additionally, the program engages the resident in the clinical, operational, and business aspects of running a specialty pharmacy. The program allows flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident while also providing a quality foundation in developing professional practice skills.


Required rotations
Infectious disease
Internal medicine
Specialty pharmacy administration
Pharmacy accreditation
Payer relations/Contracting –Topic discussions throughout the year
Elective of resident choice
Project month
Elective rotations
Patient assistance programs
Limited distribution networks (off-site)
Medication management
Ambulatory care
Population health
Integrative medicine
Additional disease specific training
Intensive care
340b management/Payor relations
Longitudinal rotations
Medication safety
Research and professional development series
Seminar and resident forums
Research (i.e., Quality improvement project that includes Business plan and MUE)
Teaching certificate- optional
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students
Didactic teaching opportunities at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University
In services, patient education, continuing education
Longitudinal patient care management for resident specific patient panel
Operational staffing in URAC and ACHC accredited specialty pharmacy – Longitudinal staffing day
Every fourth weekend Specialty MTM and support of after hours on-call service

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following:
  • Achievement of 90% of all goals marked as achieved for residency
  • Clinical expertise in specialty pharmacy practice
  • Leadership competencies to develop a new or lead an existing specialty pharmacy program
  • Completion of a Master’s Degree
  • Completion of a longitudinal research project


Approximately $52,000
Leave availability
10 days + 5 additional days for interviewing
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance are also available with low monthly premium
Child care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost (Forsyth Medical Center or Presbyterian Medical Center)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses
On-site parking free of charge
Professional development
Support for participation at ASHP mid-year meeting and UNC research in education and practice symposium
Additional items
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Note: travel required for some rotations


Application information

NMS code (Winston Salem): 263615
NMS code (Charlotte): 263621

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, 2024


Jessica McDuffie, PharmD, CSP
Pharmacy Manager, Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Markie Cardwell, PharmD, BCACP
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator