PGY1 Residency Program in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Our PGY1 program's purpose is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Our training site is a large family medicine residency practice dedicated to quality healthcare, innovative education, and best practice models that can be replicated nationally.
Highlights of our learning experiences include:
Longitudinal chronic disease state and comprehensive medication management in innovative collaborative models of care.
A focus on rural communities and populations underserved by health care resources, both locally and internationally. Residents will gain experience in medication assistance, volunteer in a free clinic, and participate in a medical mission trip to Honduras through Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
An emphasis in diabetes that includes clinical and population management, educational opportunities with community organizations, and service at a diabetes camp for children.
Clinical opportunities in geriatrics, women’s health, transitions in care, Hepatitis C, substance use disorder, and pain.
Teaching and mentoring pharmacy students in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy Asheville Campus.
Check out our website for more information! https://mahec.net/pharm-amb-pgy1-residency
Three letters of recommendation completed through PhORCAS.
Personal Statement. This is one of the most important components of the application. Applicants should specifically address how this residency matches your interests and career goals.
Eligibility for North Carolina licensure. NC licensure by July 1st is encouraged.
Please note that MAHEC does not sponsor a visa, so all international pharmacy graduate applicants must possess a current/valid visa option or other status governed by the U.S. Immigration Regulations to participate in a GME program.
About Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) was established in 1974 to improve training and retention of healthcare professionals across Western North Carolina (WNC). We are dedicated to excellence in clinical care, health professions education, and innovative practices that can be replicated nationally.
Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves North Carolina’s 16 westernmost counties. We are the largest of the nine state AHECs that address national and state concerns with the supply, retention, and quality of health professionals especially in rural areas of the state.
Our training site is a large family medicine residency practice dedicated to quality healthcare, innovative education, and best practice models that can be replicated nationally. MAHEC Family Medicine is the highest level Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and part of Mission Health Partners, an accountable care organization (ACO). Our interdisciplinary teams consists of physicians, advanced practice professionals, pharmacists, dentists, behavioral health faculty, nurses, and public health professionals.