This residency program is designed to develop community-based, pharmacist leaders with the ability to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the health care team. Additionally, pharmacists completing this program will be prepared for PGY2 specialty residencies, pharmacy precepting roles and adjunct faculty positions. This program provides the resident with opportunities to improve medication therapy in the following settings: Internal and ambulatory medicine, cardiology, critical care, community, geriatrics, oncology, administration, and research. Residents are required to present an ACPE-accredited CE program to healthcare professionals with our hospital system. The resident will complete a research project with a goal to improve pharmaceutical care within our institution as well as participating in medication use evaluations, formulary reviews and membership on multidisciplinary committees. The resident also has the opportunity to work collaboratively with health care providers at Open Door Clinic to serve our community's indigent population. Precepting experience is gained while co-precepting students from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. As a member of the Cone Health System, our PGY1 residents have the ability to enter the early commitment process for PGY2 residency positions within Cone Health.
All Cone Health pharmacy residencies participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) match program. Applicants should register and apply through the central residency application, ASHP’s PhORCAS.
In addition to applying through PhORCAS, prospective Cone Health residents must apply to be a Cone Health employee.
When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:
Provide a current curriculum vitae and letter of intent.
Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded directly to the PhORCAS Transcripts Department.
Ask three references who are familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS. We prefer that you ask clinical faculty members and/or employers to provide your references.
We request that your references include comments in at least 10 of the 13 comment boxes on the form in place of writing a traditional letter of recommendation.