Our Curriculum

There are six core components of the residency that occur simultaneously throughout the year. 

  1. Practice Site
    1. Residents will be partnered with a medical practice to develop clinical pharmacy services
  2. Academia
    1. Teaching responsibilities with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Asheville Campus will include:
      1. Didactic lectures.
      2. Precepting students and residents.
      3. Mentoring opportunities.
      4. Small group facilitation.
    2. Residents will attend the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy meeting.
  3. MAHEC Continuity Clinic
    1. Residents will fulfill their staffing requirements in the MAHEC Pharmacotherapy clinic
    2. This setting is a busy, fully established pharmacotherapy clinic where residents will learn to balance a high clinic volume with meeting the needs of the individual patient
  4. MAHEC Family Medicine Consulting
    1. Throughout the year, residents will work with medical residents to identify and solve medication related problems as they see patients
  5. Leadership Development
    1. The focus of the resident’s leadership development will be the application of leadership theory and skills to one’s practice and professional life
    2. Residents will participate as leaders and team members in a variety of longitudinal leadership activities that will strengthen leadership skills in practice, teaching, and in advocacy
    3. These experiences as well as personal leadership development will be facilitated through longitudinal leadership coaching with a leadership coach and leadership didactics/cases and reflection with faculty
  6. Population and Practice Management Didactics
    1. Intensive training designed to prepare residents in population and practice management
    2. Sessions include
      1. Practice Models: Alphabet Soup
      2. How Do You Start a Clinic: Part 1 and Part 2
      3. Show Me the Money
      4. Health-Care: A Systems Approach
      5. Practice Management/Practice Change
      6. Pay for Performance

The residency year is divided into four main blocks.  This curriculum is designed to allow the residents to establish and grow their clinical services at their respective Practice Sites while honing their clinical and pedagogical skills.

Block 1: July-August, Orientation

Population and Practice Management Didactics

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting

Heavy focus in Continuity Clinic

Block 2: September-December

Focus shifts to Practice Site Development and Academia

Block 3: January-April

Practice Site clinics continue to grow

Academia responsibilities continue

Block 4: May-June

Practice Site clinic is main responsibility with a goal of 7 half days of clinic per week


A sample schedule: