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.
Pharmacy services at Mission Hospital are organized into service lines and the learning experiences are precepted by clinical pharmacists who have extensive and specialized knowledge in their designated disciplines. Decentralization of clinical pharmacy services also promotes the development of collegial relationships amongst health-care professionals, especially during multi-disciplinary rounds. Mission Hospital pharmacists are entrusted with patient-centered medication decisions, such as pharmacokinetic dosing and autonomous warfarin, vancomycin and phenytoin management.
Residents participate in a Teaching and Learning Curriculum which incorporates activities such as precepting early and advanced immersion UNC PharmD students, discussing professionalism and novel teaching techniques and developing course curricula. As the birthplace of the nationally recognized Asheville Project, medication assistance and community service are integral beliefs of the Asheville community. These principles are incorporated into the PGY1 residency program as monthly volunteer staffing at the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) free clinic pharmacy. This time allows the resident to gain confidence in prescription distribution and patient counseling while giving of time and talents to the community.
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 2020-2021 year will be accepted in November 2019 using the online PhORCAS system. The deadline for all application materials is January 1, 2020. 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, 2020.
About Mission Hospital
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.