Program Description The Mission Hospital Acute Care PGY1 program focuses on developing residents as valued members of the inpatient health-care team capable of practicing patient-centered pharmacotherapy in multiple environments. Over the last 30 years, graduates of this program completed residency well prepared for PGY2 specialty training or to work in a multitude of environments ranging from large health systems with high acuity, to smaller community-based hospitals, to academia and clinical faculty positions.
Throughout the PGY1 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to their specific interests and goal. Pharmacy services at Mission Hospital are organized into service lines and the learning experiences are precepted by clinical pharmacists with extensive knowledge in their designated disciplines. Decentralized clinical pharmacy staff promotes the development of collegial relationships amongst health-care professionals, especially during multi-disciplinary rounds.
Mission Hospital pharmacists are entrusted with patient-centered medication decisions, such as pharmacokinetic dosing and autonomous warfarin, vancomycin and phenytoin management. As a resident at Mission, you can expect to see exceptional growth in your critical thinking skills, clinical judgement, medication use process, and leadership skills.
When the Student Becomes the Teacher Mission Hospital has a long-standing affiliation with the Mountain Area Health and Education Center (MAHEC) and the University Of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy. There are numerous opportunities to explore educational experiences such as precepting, small group facilitation, and careers in academia. Residents participate in a Teaching and Learning Curriculum with pharmacy residents from the region to dive deeper into concepts related to teaching. Formal public speaking expertise is also enhanced through the development and delivery of two continuing education presentations throughout the year.
The Asheville Experience Mission Hospital is conveniently nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and Pisgah National Forest (>500,000 acres) allow for incredible hiking experiences, lazy river floats, stunning waterfalls, mountain biking and 360-degree mountain-top views. Asheville is also home to world class restaurants, breweries (>40), art galleries, and music festivals.
Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is an 815-bed tertiary-care community teaching hospital. Mission Hospital, along with six-member hospitals, make up HCA Healthcare’s North Carolina division, serving an 18-county area in western North Carolina.
Mission is a part of HCA Healthcare, one of the largest health systems in the world. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA Healthcare is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom.