Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences - occur within the residency year

Two main longitudinal blocks that provide the resident with continuity of care and allow residents to progress over a longer period of time in their clinical decision making. 

  • Pharmacy Care Clinic: A hospital-based, pharmacist-run, chronic disease state management clinic providing services for anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco cessation, asthma, COPD, and medication management.  This is a resident-run clinic schedule that is separate from the preceptor schedule.

  • Downtown Health Plaza: An outpatient hospital clinic that provides service to the uninsured and under insured community in Forsyth County.  The resident will participate in the Care Plus program (hospital discharge clinic that includes transitions of care, medication access, and education), annual wellness visits, group diabetes education, and anticoagulation services.

  • Population Health: A hybrid of Value-Based Care and Transitional and Supportive Care services that includes: facility to home transitions, Palliative Care, Indigent Care, Mobile Clinic, home visits, and care gap closure.

  • Transitional Inpatient Rounding Experience (TIRE): Provides medication education and hospital discharge services to adult and pediatric inpatients that are high-risk for readmission. The resident will also follow-up via telephone post-discharge to troubleshoot medical/medication issues and/or close care gaps.

  • Administration: The resident will complete their medication use evaluation (MUE), protocol update, administration project, and medication safety requirements.

Elective Learning Experiences 

Each elective learning experience will last six weeks. 

  • Rural Health: Embedded pharmacist providing chronic disease state management and value-based care at Internal Medicine – Wilkes or Internal Medicine – Catawba physician offices.

  • Behavioral Health: A combination of inpatient rounding and outpatient clinic experiences in the adult and pediatric population. 

  • Geriatric Inpatient Medicine: Inpatient rounding service in the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit.

  • Specialty Pharmacy: Integrated experience including operations and patient management (telephonic and in-person). Shadowing experiences may include embedded pharmacists in specialty clinics (e.g. hepatology, dermatology).

  • Specialty Infusion: Combination of operations, monitoring, and patient education (telephone and in-person) for specialty infusion medications including care coordination with providers, patients, and home health agencies.

  • Ambulatory Specialty Clinics
    • Stroke Clinic
    • Pulmonary Clinic
    • Preventive Cardiology Clinic
    • Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

  • May also repeat a core learning experience
Pharmacy Residency Ambulatory Care Schedule Example