Birthplace of The Asheville Project, our community has a long tradition of innovative pharmacy practice. MAHEC offers 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 PGY1 program's purpose is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Our training site is a large family medicine residency practice dedicated to quality healthcare, innovative education, and best practice models that can be replicated nationally. MAHEC Family Medicine is the highest level Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and part of Mission Health Partners, an accountable care organization (ACO). Our interdisciplinary teams consists of physicians, advanced practice professionals, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, behavioral health faculty, nurses, and public health professionals.
Highlights of our learning experiences include:
Longitudinal chronic disease state and comprehensive medication management in innovative collaborative models of care.
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.
An emphasis in diabetes that includes clinical and population management, educational opportunities with community organizations, and service at a diabetes camp for children.
Unique clinical opportunities in geriatrics, women’s health, transitions in care, Hepatitis C, substance use disorder, and pain.
Teaching and mentoring pharmacy students in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy Asheville Campus.
Applications will be accepted starting November 2020 using the online PhORCAS system. The deadline for all application materials is January 1, 2021.
The following should be included:
Letter of Intent/Personal Statement. This is one of the most important components of the application. Applicants should specifically address how this residency matches your interests and career goals.
Three letters of recommendation completed through PhORCAS.
Eligibility for NC licensure: Licensure by July 1, 2021 is strongly preferred.
About Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) was established in 1974 to improve training and retention of healthcare professionals across Western North Carolina (WNC). Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves North Carolina’s 16 westernmost counties.
MAHEC provides quality, compassionate family medicine, ob/gyn and dental care for the people of WNC. Additionally, services in sports medicine, behavioral health, pharmacotherapy, and nutrition lend support to an advanced care team model where providers work together to support the whole person.
MAHEC is also home to UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, a vibrant academic health center that includes branch campuses of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an inter-professional medical research department, and research faculty from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
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