The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CMC is an ASHP-accredited twelve-month postgraduate training experience designed to provide residents with the skills and knowledge required to become competent pharmacy practitioners.

Estimated start date: mid-late June
Application deadline: 1/1/2018
Estimated stipend: $48,000
Positions available: 6
National Matching Service Program Code: 166613

Required Monthly Learning Experiences Elective Monthly Learning Experiences
  • Orientation
  • Critical Care (must select one)
    • Medical ICU
    • Trauma ICU
    • Surgical ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics (must select one)
    • Pediatric ICU
    • Pediatric CVICU
    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    • Neonatal ICU
  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Health (Psychiatry)
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Adult Inpatient Hematology/BMT
  • Adult Inpatient Solid Tumor Oncology
  • Medication Safety
  • Pediatric Hematology/BMT
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacogenomics/Investigational Drug Services
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Second rotation in selected area of choice

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

The following experiences are 12 months in duration and evaluated on a quarterly basis.

  • Teaching and Learning Curriculum: designed to effectively develop teaching and precepting skills most essential to clinical pharmacy practitioners and preceptors of students and residents. The program is supported locally by the CMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Teaching and Learning Subcommittee and the Charlotte Area Health and Education Center. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Major requirements of this learning experience include:
  • Six presentations (i.e. journal club, case presentations) for pharmacy noon conference
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar
  • Lecture for the Center of Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship Program
  • Participation in the University of North Carolina pharmacy student seminar program
  • Development of a teaching philosophy
  • Development of precepting skills
  • Development of a teaching portfolio
  • Research: must be IRB-approved with research project results presented at a regional residency research conference in the spring of the residency year.  A written manuscript suitable for publication must completed and submitted by the end of the residency year.  Research is supported by Atrium Health Dickson Advanced Analytics and the Department of Biostatistics.
  • Operational Core: designed to develop skills in three core areas: operational staffing, quality improvement, and medication safety.  Operational staffing will commence every third weekend following a comprehensive training period.  For the first 6 months of the year, residents will be assigned to work in the main pharmacy; in the second half of the residency year, assignments may be decentralized. For the quality and medication safety components, learning will occur through a variety of methods including, but not limited to: self-study, topic discussions and lectures, workshops as available, attendance at relevant hospital or health-system based committee meetings, and practice experience integrated throughout.
  • Other: additional projects designed to develop project management skills, leadership skills and the ability to manage and improve the medication use process include completion of a medication use evaluation, a drug monograph and four written drug information responses.