Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at NHRMC consists of 12 months of critical care training and experience. PGY2 residents play an integral role in the care of our patients from admission to discharge through participation in multidisciplinary rounds, clinical staffing, and transitions of care; and their research projects and MUEs are instrumental in implementing changes within our department and institution. They also gain experience with emergency response (strokes, code blue, trauma), simulation labs, and critical care committees.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. NHRMC does not sponsor applicants for visas. Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements (e.g. graduation from accredited college/school of pharmacy and successful completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen). PGY2 applicants must be in good standing with current PGY1 program and anticipate completing all PGY1 requirements. For PGY2 programs, a PGY1 residency, or equivalent experience is required.
Residents should make every effort to be licensed in North Carolina within 60 days of the start of orientation, if not licensed in this time frame, the resident’s program may be extended. In all circumstances, a resident must be licensed within 120 days of the start of the program. If a resident fails to obtain licensure by this time, the resident will be dismissed from the program. The resident must complete a minimum of 2/3 of their training as a pharmacist licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Application materials are due January 1 via PhORCAS
- Curriculum vitae
- Please note any rotations that were conducted virtually and describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your experiences.
- Official pharmacy school transcripts
- Letters of reference: References must be provided on the standard PhORCAS template and comment on a minimum of 7 of 13 characteristics. At least 2 references should speak to the applicant’s direct patient care experience and the applicant’s patient load, level of autonomy, organization, and time management skills.
- Letter of intent specific to each program: please describe your experience(s) in the critical care population (specific population(s) and how you provided care). Please also describe any changes to your current residency experience that have been brought on due to COVID-19.
About New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)
New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is an 855 bed, certified stroke and level II trauma center, with its primary service area including the seven-county region of Southeastern North Carolina. As a community teaching hospital, NHRMC houses 4 pharmacy residency programs (PGY1 Community-Based, PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, PGY2 Critical Care), in addition to 4 medical residency programs (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Surgery). NHRMC is home to the Wilmington campus of the UNC School of Medicine and is affiliated with several pharmacy programs, including Campbell, High Point, and Wingate Universities. The health system includes the NHRMC main campus, a free-standing Emergency Department, an orthopedic hospital, and numerous outpatient clinics. The main campus includes a 108 bed Emergency Department, women’s and children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, and an ambulatory oncology center. The most common disease states encountered include sepsis, pneumonia, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and trauma.
In accordance with our mission statement, NHRMC measu...res our success by the health of our community and has made it our mission to improve all aspects of health in our service area. We are focused on delivering access to value based care and health equity to the community we serve. Our organization is striving to reach beyond the walls of our hospitals to ensure members of our community experience outstanding health in the most convenient, affordable way that is customized to their unique circumstances.
Wilmington is a growing coastal community of over 100,000 people in Southeastern North Carolina. Enjoy living and working where most people vacation. Year-round boating, golf, fishing, tennis, and biking are available. We have a vibrant, historical downtown with excellent restaurants and an active cultural arts community.
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