This PGY2 residency program is conducted at Mission Hospital in partnership with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, North Carolina. Our residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. Our PGY2 residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge, incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care practice.
Our PGY2 ambulatory care residency is designed to provide advanced training in ambulatory care for a pharmacist in the areas of population health management, transitions of care, primary care, and rural healthcare. This ambulatory care pharmacist will develop innovative services to identify and deliver pharmaceutical care to individuals and populations of patients. A strong focus is placed on strengthening leadership skills, using data analytics to support decision processes, and developing technology based care models while promoting services for people living in rural areas through academic and hospital based efforts.
The resident has a role in developing pharmacists' services in transitions of care, outpatient clinical pharmacy services, and rural population health management.
Patient care opportunities for teaching and learning are provided longitudinally at several core sites, which include:
Outpatient Anticoagulation Service
Medication Assistance Program
Inpatient Transitions of Care Pharmacy Service
Advanced Cardiac Care Clinic (Heart Failure Clinic)
Applications for the 2020-2021 residency year will be accepted beginning in November 2019 using the online PhORCAS system. The deadline for all application materials is January 5, 2020.
In addition to the application materials required by the PhORCAS system, the Mission Hospital PGY2 Residency Program requires:
Letter of Intent/Personal Statement: This is an important part of the application packet. It allows the reviewers of your application to get some insight into you as a person - your achievement, your obstacles, your goals, and your values. It should also demonstrate your knowledge of the program, including how you learned about the program, what program elements interest you most, and how each of these relate to your personal goals.
Three Letters of Recommendation: These are completed using the electronic reference form in PhORCAS. Please ask reference writers to add comments for each section of the electronic recommendation form.
Eligibility for NC licensure. NC licensure by July 1 is strongly encouraged.
About Mission Health and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy partners with Mission Hospital and MAHEC for multiple residencies in Asheville, NC, including PGY2 Ambulatory Care (2 programs), PGY2 Geriatrics, and PGY1/PGY2 HSPA Residency Programs