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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 to late June

Application deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Set-up: All applicants will be offered an in-person interview. Applicants may also choose a virtual interview which will be scored the same as an in-person interview.

Estimated stipend: $52,790

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
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Health (Psychiatry)
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • General Cardiology
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Hematology/BMT
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Solid Tumor Oncology
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Non-Malignant Hematology
  • Pediatric CVICU
  • Pediatric Hematology/BMT
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacogenomics/Investigational Drug Services
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Supportive Care Oncology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • 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:
    • Three presentations (i.e. journal club, case presentations, topic discussions) for pharmacy noon conference
    • ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar
    • Lecture at Wingate School of Pharmacy
    • Lecture for the Center of Advanced Practice Practitioner Fellowship 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 the REPS 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. The research subcommittee provides oversight for research projects as well as coordinates the annual Research Education Series which includes lectures on study design, biostatistics, drug information, data management with REDCap, data analysis using Excel and medical writing lectures. Faculty members from High Point University provide support with study design, data management and statistics for research projects.
  • Medication Use Evaluation: Must be IRB-approved with MUE results presented via poster at ASHP Midyear Meeting or another equivalent conference. MUE results and recommendations are required to be written up and presented to the appropriate subject matter expert committees and may include a P&T meeting presentation. The research subcommittee provides oversight for MUEs.
  • 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 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.
  • Mentorship: We feel the mentorship and support provided to residents is a strength of our program. In addition to the support provided by our personal and professional development subcommittee, the program director, program coordinator and preceptors. Each resident will have a longitudinal mentor throughout the year that will attend their monthly rotation handoff meetings between incoming and outgoing preceptors. The mentor also meets with the resident outside of the monthly meeting to provide support with professional development, career advice, time and stress management and whatever else might be needed.
  • On-Call Code Blue Response: As part of the pharmacy residency program, residents will be required to participate in the on-call code blue response program. The code blue response program is designed to provide pharmacy support to the code blue team during cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. Residents will work with experienced emergency medicine pharmacists and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmacotherapy during these critical situations. Residents will be responsible for preparing medications, monitoring drug therapy, and providing drug information. Residents will also participate in code blue debriefings and quality improvement initiatives. The on-call code blue response program will help residents develop skills in emergency medicine, critical care, communication, teamwork, and leadership. The on-call code blue response program is a mandatory component of the pharmacy residency program and residents are expected to complete a minimum one month per year. The on-call code blue response program is a Monday through Friday, 10-hour, in-house program that covers only the emergency department at this time and does not include all areas of the hospital. Residents will be assigned to a specific code blue pager and will respond to all code blue activations within their assigned area. Residents will be supervised by a preceptor during their on-call shifts and will receive initial ACLS training, quarterly refreshers, along with feedback and evaluation on their performance.
  • 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. All residents rotate as chief resident for 2 months.

Vacation and Leave Highlights:

  • All residents will be allowed the equivalent of 15 PTO days during the academic year and 5 business days for professional interviews.
    • Of the 15 PTO days, up to 10 may be used for personal time/vacation
  • Residents will be assigned to work one major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) and one minor holiday (Memorial Day or Labor Day).
  • If the resident is not assigned to work, the following holidays may be taken off and will not count towards the 10 days of PTO
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
    • New Years Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Labor Day
  • Professional meetings that residents are presenting poster abstracts or platform presentations (ASHP Midyear and REPS) are classified as additional business days and do not count towards PTO.

Residency Showcases

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) will be participating in the following Residency Showcases for 2023:

  • SCHSP Residency Showcase: Tuesday, October 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET
  • Tennessee Residency Showcase: Monday, October 9 from noon to 3 p.m. CT
  • SNPhA/ACCP Virtual Residency Showcase: Tuesday, October 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.
  • MUSC Virtual Career Showcase: Wednesday, October 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET.
  • NCAP Showcase: Saturday, October 28 from noon to 3 p.m. ET.
  • CMC Virtual Showcase: Wednesday, November 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET (click the link to sign up for a timeslot).
  • ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase: Monday, December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. PT.

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