Pharmacy Residency Program
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Program Overview

Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, Mission Hospital is the largest facility in the Mission Health System, serving an 18 county area of Western North Carolina. This 815-bed community teaching hospital was ranked No 1 “Best Hospital” in North Carolina for 2017 and 2018 by Business North Carolina and ranked in the top 1% of “Best Hospitals” nationally in 2016 by Heathgrades. We are the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care, a comprehensive stroke center and a level-2 trauma center. Mission is also home to a 94-bed emergency department, 85 bed children’s hospital and 100 bed behavioral health unit. In addition, Mission outpatient clinical pharmacy services provide support in a variety of clinics including anticoagulation, heart failure, transitions of care and chronic disease management.

Mission has been training pharmacy residents since 1994. Over the years our program has expanded to 5 individual residency programs with 11 total residents every year. Our residency programs include acute care, ambulatory care, emergency medicine and health-system pharmacy administration. Upon graduation from our programs, residents will practice in a wide variety of patient care environments ranging from rural health to large hospitals.

The department embraces education as evidenced by a long history of pharmacy residency training and a partnership with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Mountain Area Health Education Center. Mission Hospital serves as the primary experiential learning and training site for all UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students based at the Asheville campus. All residents will have the opportunity to work with and precept pharmacy students.


Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY1: Pharmacy Residency - Ambulatory Care

PGY1: Pharmacy Residency - Acute Care

PGY1/PGY2: Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters

PGY2: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

PGY2: Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency 

Meet the Residents

Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Tour

Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Virtual Tour

Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Tour

Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Virtual Tour

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

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Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Tour

Mission Hospital - Pharmacy Tour

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet The Residents - Inpatient Services

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

Meet the Residents - Ambulatory Care

Mission Health Locations

8

Hospitals

10+

Sites of Care

12K+

Colleagues

One

Family

Program Partners

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
MAHEC is part of the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system that was established in 1972 to improve the supply, retention and quality of health-care across the state. Faculty pharmacists within the Department of Pharmacotherapy coordinate continuing education for regional pharmacists, teach many learners (pharmacy residents, family medicine residents, geriatric fellows, dental residents and PY4 Doctor of Pharmacy students) and provide medication management for both inpatients and outpatients.

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
The Ambulatory Care residency programs maintain a partnership between the ABCCM Medical Ministry and Mission Hospital through regular volunteering as a staff pharmacist for the medical and dental clinics. Residents learn about medication distribution through charitable care clinics. They have the opportunity to counsel patients on medications and to provide learning experiences for pharmacy students.

Application Deadline

Please see each individual program for their respective deadlines.

Apply on Phorcas.orglaunch

Teaching Certificate

PGY1 Acute Care and PGY1 Ambulatory Care residents participate in the Teaching and Learning Certification (TLC) program.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, residents also enjoy additional benefits!

medical benefits

Health Insurance

Health coverage for you and your immediate family is available through optional Mission Health Care Plans. 

computer

Office Space

All residents have a designated office space with individual workspaces and dedicated laptops located at Mission Hospital and 1 Hospital Drive.

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Free parking

Enough said.

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Student Loan Assistance

Mission Health offers a student loan assistance program for our colleagues.

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