Carolinas Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Carolinas Medical Center
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
This 12-month residency offers experience in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical learning experiences are one month in duration. The vast majority are completed at CMC; however, residents have the opportunity to rotate through many different practice areas within the healthcare system. Residents may select electives based on their interests and tailor the program to focus on specific clinical interests and career goals. In addition to developing clinical skills, residents also have several direct teaching opportunities, are involved in the MUE process, and gain experience in clinical research through completion of a major project. All learning experiences are designed to produce a well-rounded pharmacist with strong leadership abilities, project management skills, critical thinking skills and oral and written communication skills.
Required Monthly Learning Experiences
Critical Care (must choose one of the following):
Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
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
One lecture at a school of pharmacy
ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar
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 Wake Forest School of Medicine and High Point University provide support with study design, data management and statistics for research projects.
Operational Core: designed to develop skills in three core areas: operational staffing, quality improvement, and medication safety. Operational staffing will commence every third weekend as well as 4 hours every other week 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.
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is an 951-bed academic teaching hospital with residency programs in pharmacy as well as medical and dental specialties. Along with Carolinas College of Health Sciences, it provides an educational environment for more than 1,000 residents, medical students, pharmacy students, physician extenders, nursing students and other allied health professionals annually.
With its updated facilities, sophisticated technology, and advanced basic science and clinical research, CMC is an exciting place for future medical professionals. This degree of technology does not replace compassion, as we emphasize human values and a spirit of caring for all who need care, regardless of status or financial ability.