The UNC Health Johnston PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education to contribute to the development of highly trained clinical pharmacists, eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. Our purpose is to develop community-based, pharmacist leaders with the ability to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the healthcare team.
Our program is customized for each resident based on his or her goals, interests and experience, and offers an accelerated learning opportunity in inpatient pharmacy operations, clinical competency, clinical research, and leadership development. All residents are required to complete learning experiences in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. Residents are also expected to complete various projects throughout the year including a research project, poster presentation of a medication use evaluation (MUE), and ACPE-approved continuing education.
The PGY1 Residency Program will apply for ASHP accreditation in 2024.
One calendar month in length unless otherwise noted.
Orientation (6 weeks)
1-week general hospital, clinical, and computer orientation
5-week inpatient pharmacy orientation
Practice Management/Therapeutic Policy
Ambulatory Clinical Oncology
Advanced Critical Care
Financial Stewardship Learning Experience
Clinical Administration Learning Experience
Hospice and Palliative Care
Required throughout 12-month program.
IRB-Approved MUE Research Project
Pharmacy Practice and Staffing
Participation in the UNC Health Triangle East Partnership Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Use Taskforce, etc.
Participation in various local and UNC Health System committees
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Teaching & Learning Certificate Program
Precepting pharmacy students
Serving as a teaching assistant for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as needed
Additional teaching opportunities may include didactic lecturing, in-service and other department presentations
Participation in professional organizations
Complete and present a residency research poster to peers at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and a platform presentation at a regional pharmacy conference.
Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.
Residents are required to staff the pharmacy every fourth weekend (8-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday), and one weekday each week in addition to their rotation hours. The weekend of ASHP Midyear may be excluded from this requirement in order to permit attendance at the ASHP Midyear meeting.
Residents will be expected to staff 1-2 holidays as defined in the UNC Health Johnston Pharmacy Policies and Procedures, based on departmental needs.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
Full medical, dental and vision benefits as new employees
Paid time off with holidays
Professional development and continuing education through UNC Health and other regional experiences
Travel expenses for ASHP Mid-year and regional selected meetings and conferences
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited PharmD program, eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina, and a US citizen or carry a permanent visa. UNC Health Johnston does not provide visa sponsorship for pharmacy residents. Candidates must apply using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). A program-specific supplemental form should be completed and uploaded to PhORCAS.
Residents are required to become a licensed pharmacist in the State of North Carolina preferably by August 1st.
HOW TO APPLY
Residency candidates should submit all requirements for acceptance through the PhORCAS website. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected for an on-site or virtual interview. After the interviews are completed, a rank list will be submitted to ASHP via the National Matching Service. The ASHP Resident Matching Program will provide the program with matched candidates.
All applicants much be registered with the National Matching Service. An employment application will be required after the match results have been posted.
Requirements for the online application through PhORCAS:
Letter of intent
Current Curriculum Vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
The applicant must have an active North Carolina Pharmacist License within 90 days of the residency start date
The applicant must participate in an interview
DEADLINE PhORCAS application deadline: January 10th
UNC Health Johnston is Johnston County’s health care system, with locations in Smithfield and Clayton, North Carolina. We provide exceptional care by offering services close to home, maintaining modern buildings and equipment, and hiring experienced staff and physicians. In partnership with UNC Health Care, our team includes some of the best leaders in the country. UNC Health Johnston exists to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve. Our vision is to be the provider and employer of choice for Johnston County residents and health professionals as an integrated health care delivery system.