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Pharmacy - PGY1

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Vidant Medical Center’s ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency is a well-established program that has been developed to guide highly motivated residents through a challenging set of individualized experiences designed to meet their unique professional goals.

One of the main goals of the Vidant Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is to purposefully groom residents to be exceptional clinicians who are capable and willing to be dynamic leaders. By customizing each residency experience, residents will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet health care challenges today and in the future.

While meeting ASHP’s standards for residency training, our program is very flexible, structured and designed to meet the individual goals of each resident. As such, residents may select six (6) months of electives from our total offering of more than 25 elective experiences.

Pharmacy - PGY1 Requirements

Requirements and Structure

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists set standards for pharmacy residency training. While certain experiences must be included in every resident’s plan of training, we structure our program to meet your specific goals.

Flexibility is at the core of our residency program as we design an educational year that prepares you for specialty training or gives you the educational experience necessary to begin your pharmacy career.

The PGY1 Program includes the required and elective elements listed below:

  • Required Experiences
    • Orientation
    • Adult Medicine
    • Infectious Disease (Antimicrobial Stewardship)
    • Critical Care (may select from Cardiothoracic surgery, Cardiac, Medical, Neonatal, Neurosciences, Pediatric or Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Units)
    • Research month (February)
    • Integrated Medicine
  • Longitudinal Experiences
    • Medication safety
    • Pharmacy leadership
    • Research
    • Staffing - every 4th weekend, plus a 7 hour evening shift every other week
       
      • Approximately one total per week – weekend or evening shift

     

    In addition, our residency program requires the residents to complete a residency project, medication use evaluation, drug monograph and a formal poster presentation. Journal club participation, precepting of pharmacy students and multiple clinical and formal presentations are expected of our residents.

  • Elective Experiences

    Six months in any of the following:

    • Ambulatory Care Specialty Clinics
       
      • Heart Failure
      • Hematology / Oncology
    • Critical Care
       
      • Cardiac ICU
      • Cardiovascular ICU
      • Medicine ICU
      • Neurosciences ICU
      • Neonatal ICU
      • Pediatric ICU
      • Trauma/Surgery ICU
    • Cardiology
    • Drug Information
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Infectious Disease
       
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship
      • Consult Services
    • Information Technology
    • Internal Medicine - Advanced
    • Medication Safety
    • Nephrology
    • Pediatrics
       
      • General Pediatrics
      • Pediatric Oncology
      • Neonatal ICU
      • Pediatric ICU
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Psychiatric Medicine
    • Transplant Medicine

In addition, our residency program requires residents to complete a residency project, medication use evaluation, drug monograph and a formal poster presentation. Journal club participation, precepting of pharmacy students and multiple clinical and formal presentations are expected of residents.

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Benefits

Resident Stipend: Approximately $49,000
Resident Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • 25 days of PTO
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Lab coats
  • On-site continuing education programs
  • Educational leave
  • Travel allowance

Application Process

All materials must be submitted through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) prior to the application deadline. Three professional references are required, with each completing a minimum of 10 of the available comment fields. A separate letter of recommendation is not required. Selection of applicants is based upon academic performance, relevant experience, candidate goals, strength of references and on-site interview. Some applicants may be screened by phone on a rolling basis.

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2022 Application Deadline: January 5, 2022
All materials must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

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For Additional Information

April Miller Quidley, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM, FCCP
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Vidant Medical Center
Phone: 252-847-3913
Email: [email protected]