PGY1 in the Ambulatory Care Setting

Birthplace of The Asheville Project, our community has a long tradition of innovative pharmacy practice. MAHEC offers pharmacy residency training opportunities to continue this tradition. Our programs develop pharmacists who are compassionate, competent, professional clinicians who are able to enhance or develop new ambulatory care services and who share their skills with others by serving as effective teachers and leaders.  

The goal of this residency is to prepare pharmacists to excel as competent and compassionate ambulatory care practitioners in an interprofessional, team-based environment. Residents graduating from this program will be well prepared to practice in an ambulatory care setting or pursue additional postgraduate training.  Our training site at MAHEC is dedicated to quality healthcare, innovative education, and best practice models that can be replicated nationally. MAHEC’s Family Medicine practice is the highest level Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and part of Mission Health Partners, an accountable care organization (ACO). 

Learning experiences include:

  1. Longitudinal chronic disease state and comprehensive medication management in innovative collaborative models of care.
  2. A focus on rural and underserved populations both locally and internationally. Residents will gain experience in medication assistance, volunteer in a free clinic, and participate in a medical mission trip to Honduras through Shoulder-to-Shoulder.  
  3. An emphasis in diabetes that includes clinical and population management, educational opportunities with community organizations, and service at a diabetes camp for children.
  4. Unique clinical opportunities in geriatrics, women’s health, transitions in care, Hepatitis C, substance abuse, and pain.
  5. Teaching and mentoring pharmacy students in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy Asheville Campus.