The first year of the program is the same as our pharmacy practice residency. Pharmacy residents will be exposed to all pivotal areas of pharmacy practice; they will optimize patient care and outcomes by applying evidence-based medicine as integral members of the multidisciplinary health care teams. Blended into these rotations will be two administration experiences with our managers. This first year has prepared our residents to be successful in pursuit of the BCPS certification, which is a credential for future administrators to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacy.
The second year builds upon the success of the first and gives you exposure to our managers and leaders throughout our health-system. You will gain competency and exposure to financial, medication safety, operational, and clinical management. As well as getting to work side-by-side with our director and leadership team.
During both of these residency years, you will also be taking classes to fulfill your Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the #1 school of pharmacy in the nation.
Our goal is to train each resident to be a competent and confident provider of comprehensive pharmaceutical care as well as a future leader and advocate for the profession. In addition to normal duties, residents will be involved in pharmacy research and providing education to pharmacists, students, other health care professionals, and patients in alignment with the hospital’s mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Throughout the residency experience, each resident will develop individual and professional skills that will help mold him or her into a highly marketable leader. In addition, our leadership team members are some of the best you will find in the country. They have been trained at different programs, so each brings their own perspectives to solving the issues of the day.
Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.