North Country HealthCare is the primary community health center in northern Arizona. In 1991, a small group of doctors and nurses, health and human service representatives and consumers worked together to establish the Flagstaff Community Free Clinic. In 1996, the
clinic transitioned from a volunteer organization into a state and federally funded community health center. Today, North Country HealthCare serves 14 communities across northern Arizona, providing quality medical care to all while building healthier communities.
To provide accessible, affordable, comprehensive, quality primary healthcare in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and cultural sensitivity. The health and well-being of patients and community alike are promoted through direct services, training/ education, outreach, and advocacy.
To create healthier communities by serving as the primary care provider of choice and ensuring no person is without access to primary care.
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose:
To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certificates.
Individualized Program Description:
The North Country HealthCare PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program (CPRP) is dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists who are equipped to provide optimal medication management in a community/ambulatory care setting and are able to teach pharmacy skills to technicians, students, future residents and other clinicians in the clinical and educational setting.
The Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Community- Based Pharmacy Residency Program at North Country HealthCare (NCHC) is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association.
Duration: 12-month, full-time program
Number of positions: 2
Rotations: Longitudinal with customizations
Chronic disease states including but not limited to:
Optional specialty populations—HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, etc.
1. Orientation (rotational)
Medication Distribution (continuous)
3. Patient Care: Ambulatory (longitudinal)
Medication therapy management (MTM)/ Transitions of care (TOC)
Chronic disease state management
Project ECHO telehealth
Drug information questions (DIQs)
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) appointments
Satellite clinic visits
4. Patient Care: Community (longitudinal)
Anticoagulation clinic (live & telehealth)
Extended patient counseling
Medications & devices
5. Leadership & Management (longitudinal)
Leadership development activities, readings, videos, discussions & leadership retreat
Continuous quality improvement (CQI)
Collaborative practice agreement
6. Residency Project (longitudinal)
PowerPoint & poster presentation
Western States Conference
Southwestern States Conference
Arizona Pharmacist Association Summer Conference
7. Teaching (longitudinal)
Precepting—IPPE/APPE pharmacy students, FNP students, medical students
The resident will be awarded a certificate of completion upon successful completion of NCHC’s residency program and applicable requirements.