Atrium Health Cabarrus PGY1 Program in the Ambulatory Care Setting
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Within the Ambulatory Care setting, we are located in the Concord, NC region (3 positions), about 35 minutes north of Charlotte.
Atrium Health Cabarrus (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast) is a progressive 457-bed hospital located just 20 miles from Charlotte in Concord, NC. Providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient we serve, Atrium Health Cabarrus holds disease-specific certifications for diabetes, stroke, heart failure, childbirth, epilepsy, hip replacement, knee replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our highly skilled medical team, innovative technology and commitment to personalized care makes Atrium Health Cabarrus a leading destination for future healthcare professionals.
Ambulatory Care services and residency education opportunities are offered at multiple clinical sites. These practices and/or physicians hold National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home and Diabetes and offer advanced services to patients within the medical home. Ambulatory Care services within Atrium Health consist of multiple models, such as embedded pharmacists, a pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinic, a team transitions of care clinic, and population health care teams. These pharmacists are deployed across the whole Metro region, and services are expanding to more rural areas and hospitals. Many of the pharmacists within the ambulatory care pharmacy department are Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) working at the top of their licenses as allowed in the state of North Carolina. Collaborative practice agreements are utilized in the ambulatory care setting between pharmacists and referring providers. Pharmacists at Atrium Health successfully bill for their unique comprehensive medication management services.
This 12-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency offers experience in a variety of inter-disciplinary practice settings. Required clinical learning experiences are completed in one-month blocks with the majority completed at outpatient clinics. Developing skills to provide safe medication use through patient-focused, evidence-based medication management is the foundation and focus of our training. A fundamental feature of the residency is commitment to regular and extensive interaction between the resident and preceptors.
Residents may select elective rotations based on their interests and specific career goals. Each resident will meet quarterly with the residency program director to discuss the resident’s individual goals and may tailor their schedule to meet such goals as well as maximize the resident’s opportunities for learning experiences. The resident’s training is intensive and rigorous, providing many opportunities for growth of clinical skills, knowledge base and job management skills.
In addition to developing clinical skills, residents gain experience in clinical research. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Atrium Health provides residents with the skills and knowledge required to become competent pharmacy practitioners with advanced skills in the ambulatory care setting.
This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month postgraduate training experience with emphasis on pharmaceutical care in the outpatient setting.
Eligibility Doctor of Pharmacy or equivalent degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy, eligibility for pharmacist licensure in North Carolina (www.ncbop.org).
Interested applicants should complete the following:
Register for the ASHP Residency Matching Program (natmatch.com/ashprmp). Ensure eligibility for North Carolina licensure (ncbop.org). Licensure must be obtained by September 1st of the residency year. Submit a completed application for the residency program via PhORCAS (ashp.org/phorcas) by December 31st. Include in application a letter of intent, 3 letters of reference via PhorCas, and CV.
Program Contact: Paige Carson, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPP PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director Atrium Health PO Box 32861 Charlotte, NC 28232-2861 Phone: 704-290-4240 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Atrium Health Cabarrus PGY1 Residency in Ambulatory Care setting
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, connecting patients with on-demand care, world-class specialists and the region’s largest primary care network. A recognized leader in healthcare delivery, quality and innovation, our foundation rests on providing clinically excellent and compassionate care. We’ve been serving our community since 1940, when we opened our doors as Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Since then, our network has grown to include more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations ranging from doctors’ offices to behavioral health centers to nursing homes.Our focus: delivering the highest quality patient care, supporting medical research and education, and joining with partners outside our walls to keep our community healthy.