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The best time to apply is right now.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists sets 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:

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Required Experiences

Experiences in the following:

Elective Experiences

Six months in any of the following:

  • 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.

  • 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

Application Process

All materials must be submitted through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) prior to the application deadline of March 26, 2021. 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.

For Additional Information

Department of Pharmacy Services
Vidant Medical Center
P.O. Box 6028
Greenville, NC 27835-6028
Phone (252) 847-4481
Fax (252) 847-8061