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. A new physician’s practice in the region is identified every year to participate in the residency
    3. Practices are selected based on their demonstrated readiness for team based care and potential for sustainability
    4. Resident will work as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner with a collaborative practice agreement with his/her physician
    5. The goal is for the resident to create a sustainable full-time position at the practice over the course of the year
  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 and the ASHP Summer 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
    3. Reasons for visit include
      1. Comprehensive Medication Management via the Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
      2. Disease state focused visits including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, COPD, pain
      3. Medication Access 
      4. Polypharmacy
      5. Patiend Education
  4. MAHEC Family Medicine Consulting
    1. Pharmacy residents will represent pharmacy on an interdisciplinary team of preceptors teaching medical residents as they see patients
    2. Pharmacy residents will help medical residents identify and solve medication related problems at the time of the office visits
  5. Leadership and Advocacy
    1. Residents will apply 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

Block 2: September-December

Block 3: January-April

Block 4: May-June


A sample schedule: