Practicing pharmaceutical care is the major focus of the UNC Hospitals’ PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The modeling process is utilized to expose the resident to various examples of how to provide appropriate care to diverse patient populations. This will assure first-hand appreciation and knowledge of the pharmacist’s responsibilities and will help to mold each resident’s unique style as an integral member of the health care team.
Each pharmacy practice rotation is one calendar month in duration. Certain core competencies at UNC Hospitals are required in order to maintain ASHP accreditation and for the resident to obtain a global experience to various patient populations where pharmacists are providing care.
The following rotations are required:
*Any rotation may be taken as an elective, however residents will be capped at a maximum of 2 ambulatory care and 2 adult critical care rotations.
Explanation of the Calendar Year
All residents also have a one month orientation to UNC Hospitals in July, where they will be exposed and trained to the integral operations necessary for the entire year. Each December will be spent in a research rotation, focusing on learning study design, statistics, and working on the required pharmacotherapy project and publication.