The Mission Hospital PGY1 program focuses on developing residents as valued members of the inpatient health-care team who can practice patient-centered pharmacotherapy in multiple environments. Additionally, they are prepared for adjunct faculty positions and PGY2 training in the specialty of their choice.
Throughout the PGY1 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to specific interests and goals. These rotations may include: internal medicine, family practice, ambulatory care, drug information, practice management, cardiology, critical care, pediatrics, infectious disease, oncology, nutrition, emergency medicine, transitions of care, pharmacogenomics and psychiatry. Residents also co-precept PharmD students, provide continuing education programs to pharmacists and complete a publication-worthy research project.
In addition to improvements in clinical judgment and abilities, distributive and managerial skills are applied during the PGY1 experience. The understanding of accurate and efficient distribution of medication throughout the two campuses of this institution is achieved by the resident, who staffs in the core hospital pharmacies. Distributive responsibilities offer opportunities for improving CPOE verification techniques, physician and nursing communication and pharmacy staff management.
Finally, it cannot be ignored that Mission Hospital is conveniently nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Work-life balance can happily be achieved with a hike to 360 degree mountain-top views or in attempts to frequent as many eclectic restaurants as possible in cultural downtown Asheville.
Applications for the 2019-2020 year will be accepted in November 2018 using the online PhORCAS system. The deadline for all application materials is January 1, 2019. In addition to the application materials required by the PhORCAS system, the Mission Hospital PGY1 Residency Programs require the following:
Letter of Intent/Personal Statement: It allows the reviewers of your application to get some insight into you as a person — your achievements, your obstacles, your goals and your values. It should also demonstrate your knowledge of the program, including how you learned about the PGY1 program, what program elements interest you most and how each of these relate to your personal goals.
Electronic Reference Form: Please ask your reference writers to include descriptive comments in the program-specific comments section on the reference form in the PhORCAS online application. We do not need a separate reference letter.
Eligibility for NC licensure: Preference is to have residents licensed by July 1, 2019.
About Mission Hospital PGY1 Residency
Mission Hospital's acute care, inpatient pharmacy is based on a patient-centered integrated model. Pharmacists are responsible for both the clinical and distributive activities of the pharmacy department. Pharmacists are organized into clinical service lines and have developed extensive and specialized knowledge in their designated disciplines. Clinical service lines represent cardiology, pediatric/neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, adult internal medicine, infectious diseases, psychiatry, transitions of care, metabolic support, and distributive services. Our pharmacists work in patient care areas and utilize their knowledge of medication products, pharmacotherapy, medication safety, and technology on a daily basis to improve the lives of patients that they serve.