The SECU Cancer Center is located on the Mission Hospital campus. It provides ambulatory oncology care to many patients in the region. Research projects and rotation opportunities are available.
Mission Health Personalized Medicine
The Mission Health Personalized Medication program works to support improved patient outcomes and safety through pharmacogenomics. Research projects and rotation opportunities are available.
MHP is a patient-centric and physician-governed network of clinicians, hospitals and other providers working collaboratively in an evidence-based manner to improve patient care, reduce costs, improve patient experience and ultimately drive positive changes in the health of the residents of western North Carolina. Research projects and rotation opportunities are available.
Mission Hospital Research Institute
Since the inception of pharmacy residency programs at Mission Hospital, the Research Institute has provided study design and statistical analysis support for all pharmacy research initiatives. A biostatistician is available for consultation.
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.
Direct patient care is provided for patients with chronic diseases and polypharmacy. Ambulatory care residents will provide longitudinal care for a panel of patients under the supervision of faculty pharmacists and will develop a mastery of skills and knowledge needed to practice in primary care. Residents will work side-by-side with medical residents, faculty physicians and behavioral medicine specialists. Pharmacotherapy and behavioral medicine are integrated into family medicine using the integrated care model.
In 2010, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy expanded the school's Doctor of Pharmacy program into the western region of North Carolina by adding a four-year satellite campus to Asheville. The Asheville campus has nearly 100 students enrolled in the PY1-PY4 classes, and residents are offered both didactic and experiential teaching opportunities.
Mission Hospital partners with the UNC School of Pharmacy to offer a PGY2 program in Emergency Medicine and another in Ambulatory Care, with a focus on population management and transitions of care.
The residency programs support the 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.