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PGY1 Pharmacy Ambulatory Care

PGY1 Pharmacy Ambulatory Care

Program Overview

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program performed in the ambulatory care setting at Mission Hospital in collaboration with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) provides training, mentoring and evaluation for pharmacists seeking additional education in a wide variety of ambulatory care areas.

The residency program develops ambulatory care practitioners who provide pharmaceutical care services in innovative settings in order to meet unmet healthcare needs. The ultimate goal of our program is to develop pharmacists who are compassionate, competent, professional clinicians who are able to enhance or develop new ambulatory care services and who share their skills with others by serving as effective teachers and leaders.

The majority of the residency curriculum is longitudinal, which allows the resident to follow the outcomes of panels of patients throughout the year. Residents are responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients of all ages and provide patient education, monitor for drug-related problems, perform physical assessments, establish therapeutic goals and communicate with primary care physicians.

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2016-2017 PGY1 Residents, Claire Austin, PharmD and Savannah Patel, PharmD

Patient care and opportunities for teaching and learning are provided longitudinally at several core sites that include:

  • Mission Hospital 
    • Outpatient Anticoagulation Service
    • Diabetes and Health Education Center: MyHealthyLifeâ„¢ disease management programs and the Asheville Projectâ„¢ (nationally recognized, award winning) and instruction in an American Diabetes Association recognized Diabetes Education Program
    • Medication Assistance Program
    • Transitions of Care Pharmacy Service
    • Leadership and Management
    • MAHEC Family Health Center
      • Pharmacotherapy Clinic
      • Transitions of Care Clinic
      • Osteoporosis Clinic
      • Geriatrics at Deerfield and Givens Communities
      • Teaching and Learning Curriculum
    • UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Asheville Campus
      • Teaching Assistant for Pharmaceutical Care Lab

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this program please contact us at:
    Email: pgy1.ambulatorycare@msj.org
    Phone: (828) 213-5352