New PGY1 Community Residency
The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is excited to announce a new partnership with Boone Drug, INC of Boone, North Carolina. Boone Drug will be the primary practice site for the very first ETSU PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, beginning in July 2018. We are thrilled to open this opportunity to you!
Boone Drug, Inc. consists of seventeen independent community pharmacies, including a specialty pharmacy, two long-term care pharmacy sites, and multiple collaborative practice sites in the surrounding region. Boone Drug participates in North Carolina's Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) to address the needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions. Additional innovative clinical services offered by the site include: transitional care programs, clinical medication synchronization, collaborative practice under a Clinical Pharmacist Provider (CPP) embedded in local provider offices, MTM, immunizations, compounding, point-of-care testing, and other health and wellness services.
The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency is designed to target the following core competency areas:
•Patient care - The resident will broaden their clinical knowledge through active participation in a variety of the patient care services listed above and through interactions with experienced preceptors at the site. Elective opportunities are available and individualized to the resident's interests when possible.
•Advancing community-based practice – The resident will conduct and present a practice-based research project aimed at advancing the level of practice at their site and disseminating their innovation throughout the profession. By participating in innovative services, graduates of the residency will develop the skills needed to implement innovative services at future practice sites.
•Leadership and management - The resident will play a key role in the implementation, expansion, enhancement, and management of clinical services at the practice site. Professional development will be accomplished through professional organizational engagement and participation in regional and national meetings. Personal management skills, as well as practice management skills, will be improved during weekly staffing opportunities at the practice site.
•Teaching and education – Opportunities exist for the resident to provide education across the spectrum of patients at the practice site, experiential pharmacy students, and professional peers in continuing education environments. Participation in the Teaching and Learning Certificate program through the Gatton College of Pharmacy will afford the resident opportunities to improve as a teacher in multiple environments and better understand the academic community.
This is a unique opportunity for our region! If you are interested in practicing in a progressive healthcare environment, we encourage you to apply.
As this is the first year for this residency program, prospective candidates are being recruited regionally and applications will be handled outside of PhORCAS and the ASHP Match process (see application link below). It is our expectation the residency will go through ASHP accreditation review in 2018-2019.
All application materials are due January 17, 2018 and should include 1) a letter of intent, 2) a curriculum vitae and 3) three (3) letters of recommendation. To respect candidates' timelines, the position will be filled and confirmed prior to the ASHP Match process in March. Applications can be submitted at this link: https://bgcop.formstack.com/forms/resident_application
If you have any questions regarding this new, exciting opportunity in community practice or the application process for this position do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your consideration –
Katelyn M. Alexander, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Co-Coordinator, Longitudinal Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience