The residency program is designed to prepare community-based pharmacist practitioners as leaders and innovators through unique practice experiences. Learning experiences for the residency include: provision of medication management services (including medication therapy management (MTM), clinical medication synchronization, consultative services with various local healthcare entities, point-of-care testing, and various health outreach and education) and preventative health measures (including immunizations); patient visits alongside a Clinical Pharmacist Provider (CPP) embedded in local provider offices under a collaborative practice agreement; and development and implementation of patient care services. Other resident responsibilities include: precepting student pharmacists at the practice site, staffing requirements, management and leadership experiences, and conducting a practice-based research project. Elective experiences are available and are tailored based on the resident’s interests. The resident also participates in a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program through the College.
Site Special Features
The residency practice site is Boone Drug and Healthcare in Boone, NC. Boone Drug, Inc. consists of 17 independent community pharmacies, including a specialty pharmacy, two long-term care pharmacy sites, and multiple collaborative practice sites across the surrounding region. Boone Drug participates in North Carolina’s Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) to address the needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions.
Paid leave/holidays, health insurance, travel allowance to professional meetings, and other benefits.
Special Requirements for Acceptance
Graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy. Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina. PhORCAS application includes: transcript, CV, 3 references, and letter of intent specific to residency site.
About East Tennessee State University
The East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is located on the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs campus and is part of the Academic Health Sciences Center at ETSU, which also includes Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. ETSU enrolls 14,600 students and is located in Johnson City, a family-friendly community in beautiful northeast Tennessee. Additional information about the ETSU College of Pharmacy can be found at http://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/post_grads/.