PGY1 Community Residency
A graduate of the PGY1 community pharmacy residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) will be a competent and confident community pharmacist. The resident will also gain vital skills in leadership and communication. The resident will become efficient in medication therapy management services and transitions of care in addition to providing education on disease prevention, detection and monitoring.
The PGY1 Residency in Community Pharmacy located at NHRMC is a 12-month program designed to prepare the resident to become a confident member of the health care team with effective and innovation leadership skills. This setting offers the resident a unique opportunity to provide assistance with patient’s transition of care by working closely with hospital staff, physician clinics and the community. The resident will also provide direct patient care for disease states including but not limited to diabetes, Medication Therapy Management and discharge counseling to high-risk Medicaid Patients. The resident will also participate in performing preventative services (including screening and immunizations) and educating patients and other health care professionals on appropriate medication therapy. The resident will provide teaching/didactic lectures during formal and small group presentations to students, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. The resident will also serve as a co-preceptor to fourth-year pharmacy students completing a community rotation. Finally, the resident will also have an outpatient staffing component as we as the responsibility of developing and organizing community outreach events.
- Community Pharmacy Practice
- Outpatient Practice Management
- MTM services with high risk Medicaid patients
- Transition of Care Clinic
- Diabetes Management
Service Elective Examples (Planned based on resident interest):
- Any required rotation
- Home Health
- Community Care of North Carolina
- Drug Use Policy/Drug Information
- Medical Mission
- Family Medicine
- HIV Adherence Clinic
- Community Outreach
One month each:
- Orientation (July)
- Research Month (December)
A PGY1 community pharmacy resident is required to work in the NHRMC outpatient pharmacy one day a week along with one day every 3rd weekend during the last half of the residency. This equates to 32 hours a month for the 1st half of the residency and ~ 40 hours a month for the 2nd half. The resident will also serve on hospital and/or department committees.
At NHRMC, the resident will have the opportunity to develop his or her skills as a preceptor for pharmacy students, a teacher for health care professionals, and a patient educator. The resident will co-precept pharmacy students on community pharmacy rotations, lead small group discussions with students, and participate in the Pharmacy Education Forum. The resident will also provide in-services to the pharmacy staff (both inpatient and outpatient) and formal presentations to physicians and other health care providers. The resident will also offer education sessions on various topics to members of the local community during community outreach events.
Other Resident Opportunities
The PGY1 community pharmacy resident at NHRMC will complete a project which will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC). The PGY1 community pharmacy resident will also be required to submit at least one publication to a peer-reviewed journal.
The resident will participate in at least one pharmacy related community outreach program each month.