The ASHP-accredited residency in Emergency Medicine (EM) is a twelve month program of training and experience based upon the ASHP standards for PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies in Emergency Medicine. The program will begin late June/early July and finish at the end of June the following year. Upon successful completion of the residency requirements, the resident is awarded a certificate of program completion.
The PGY2 EM residency program at CaroMont Regional Medical Center strives to inspire and promote professional growth within the EM specialty through focusing the majority of rotations in the emergency department and allowing for independent practice with preceptor oversight. Following the completion of residency, the pharmacist will be recognized as a board certification eligible EM pharmacy clinician that provides evidence-based drug therapy management who is capable of establishing and advancing EM pharmacy practice.
The purpose of the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The emergency department (ED) at CRMC is a 63-bed, Level 3 trauma center that has over 100,000 patient visits annually. The department includes designated areas for pediatric, pediatric psychiatry, and adult psychiatry patients. Clinical pharmacy services are provided by a decentralized emergency medicine pharmacist 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The ED utilizes a bedside bar-coded drug administration system in combination with prospective pharmacy order verification to provide the highest quality care to our ED patients. CRMC is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a Chest Pain Center and is a recognized Primary Stroke Center. In addition to CRMC, CRMC Mount Holly is a 14-bed free-standing Emergency Department located 10 miles northeast of the main medical center which also provides emergency medicine clinical pharmacy services.
Throughout the PGY2 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to their specific interests and goals. The resident will be part of the multidisciplinary team providing pharmaceutical care through prospective order review, antibiotic recommendations, service on the trauma/priority response team, provision of real-time drug information, and direct consultation with physicians.
Applications for all CaroMont Regional Medical Center pharmacy residency programs will only be accepted using the PhORCAS system.
The deadline for all application materials is January 7, 2019.
Letter of Intent: This is an essential part of the application as it allows reviewers to gain insight into you as a person – your achievements, obstacles, goals, values, and areas otherwise unknown to the reviewer. It should also demonstrate your knowledge of the program including what elements interest you most and how it relates to your personal goals.
Letters of Recommendation:three electronic reference forms are required to be completed using the standardized form available in PhORCAS. Please consider your references carefully. We want information from people who will help us get to know you and understand how well you will succeed in our program. Please ask your references to provide detailed comments in the specific comment sections in addition to ratings. In general, the following people tend to write helpful letters: preceptors for clinical rotations, clinical faculty, advisors/employers that know you well.
About CaroMont Regional Medical Center
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Our independent healthcare system includes specialists, primary care offices, urgent care locations, emergency departments and an acute-care hospital conveniently located throughout the region. From our top doctors to our advanced technology, CaroMont Health has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named one of Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Hospitals.