Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Purpose and Program Overview

The ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is a twelve month program of training and experience based upon the ASHP Standards for PGY1 Pharmacy Residencies. The program begins in late June or early July and finishes at the end of June the following year. Upon successful completion of the residency requirements, the resident is awarded a certificate of program completion.

The program seeks residents who are independent, flexible, motivated, and proactive in their professional growth. The residency strives to create and prepare well-balanced pharmacist clinicians capable of providing evidence-based pharmacotherapy who thrive in both clinical and distributive roles in a community hospital acute care setting.

The purpose of the CRMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for 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.

CRMC is a 435 bed not-for-profit community hospital that features 24 hour clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists participate in patient care through dosing and monitoring of approved pharmacotherapy protocols including aminoglycosides, enoxaparin, heparin, warfarin, vancomycin, renal monitoring, and TPN micronutrients. In addition, pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary patient care teams, an antimicrobial stewardship program, discharge medication counseling and many committees throughout the hospital.

Throughout the PGY1 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to their specific interests and goals.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Management
  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation Management)

Elective Learning Experiences Available

  • Any core rotation may be repeated as an elective
  • Emergency Medicine II with a toxicology focus (within the CRMC ED)
  • NICU (Neonatal ICU) and Pediatrics
  • Medication Safety
  • Surgery/O.R. Pharmacy Services
  • Student Precepting (must be during/combined with a core rotation repeat)
  • Combination month of above offered topics

Longitudinal Learning Experiences and Expectations

  • Research Project eligible for publication (12 months)
  • Staffing (every other weekend, assigned holidays and 4 hours each week) (12 months)
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (6 months)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program participation
  • Code Blue response
  • Provide one 1.5 hour Continuing Education Seminar to the Gaston County Pharmaceutical Association (GCPA)
  • Editor of the Pharmacist to Provider Newsletter
  • Chief Resident responsibilities (2 months per year)
  • Student education
  • Journal Club presentations (minimum of 2 per year)
  • Lunch and Learn presentations to the department (minimum of 2 per year)
  • Research presentation at SERC
  • Attendance at the ASHP Midyear Meeting, SERC and GCPA Seminars
  • Attendance at weekly resident meetings
  • Community, support group or departmental presentations upon request
  • Drug information requests

Specific information on the expectations and requirements for successful completion of the residency program may be requested from the residency program director and will be provided to all applicants invited to interview.

Candidate Information

CRMC does not currently sponsor candidates for H-1B visa status to work as pharmacy residents.

Application Process

Interested candidates may direct correspondence to the program director:
Mike Hance, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 704.834.3801
Fax: 704.834.2581
mike.hance@caromonthealth.org