The Cape Fear Valley Medical Center PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency program is designed to produce a well – rounded, independent internal medicine clinical specialist through experiences in clinical practice as well as teaching, research, and professional activities.
The primary emphasis the residency program will be on the development of practice skills in adult internal medicine. Required learning experiences include 5 months of Internal Medicine with either a clinical or teaching focus and varying responsibilities. Inpatient Family Medicine and Drug Information are also required learning experiences. Residents will also complete rotations in Infectious Diseases and Cardiology if not completed as a PGY1. Throughout the year, the resident will also manage longitudinal learning experiences in research, academia, administration, and transitions of care. Clinical skills and responsibilities will be developed and enhanced under the mentorship of multiple preceptors.
The resident will engage in teaching experiences allowing them to develop and refine communication skills and abilities as a teacher by completing teaching certificate courses offered by Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. As part of the residency training, the resident will also have an appointment as a clinical instructor with Campbell University, and will have the opportunity to teach pharmacy students in various didactic settings as well as precept students in clinical settings. The resident will participate in ongoing scholarly activities to further develop problem-solving skills and ability to interpret, generate, and disseminate knowledge.
Riley D. Bowers, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
About the Program
The primary training site for this program is Cape Fear Valley Health, a 940 bed health system with an additional 20 outpatient clinics that has over one million patient visits annually and one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. Cape Fear Valley is located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina and is affiliated with the Campbell University School of Medicine. Fayetteville is also home to Fort Bragg, the largest Army installation in the US. Located close to beaches (1.5 hrs), mountains (3 hrs) and Raleigh/Durham (1 hr).
The program will be focused around three major components: clinical service, teaching, and scholarship. The resident will be a key member of the inpatient internal medicine teaching teams at CFVMC where they are expected to provide high-level patient care and education for a minimum of 5 months. Additional required learning experiences include inpatient family medicine, drug information, cardiology (if not completed as a PGY1), and infectious diseases (if not completed as a PGY1). Longitudinal rotations include transitions-of-care, clinical applications (staffing), clinical administration, research, and academia. Elective learning experiences may include: cardiology, infectious diseases, critical care, emergency medicine, heart failure, academic administration, and oncology. Additional opportunities may be available upon resident interest within the CFV and Campbell University systems.
The resident will also maintain an inpatient staffing component of every 4th weekend on 1st shift completing pharmacy-to-dose consults and/or order entry, along with two second-shifts per month. These shifts will combine transitions of care with traditional centralized pharmacy staffing.
The program will contain an abundance of opportunities in the academic setting through an appointment with Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. If not previously completed, the resident will participate in Campbell’s teaching certificate program. The resident will also have opportunities to teach in small group and large lecture settings for pharmacy and interprofessional students. The resident will coordinate one elective class in the Spring. Finally, the resident will refine their precepting skills through a minimum of 5 learning experiences with students, which will culminate with a month as the preceptor-of-record for the Internal Medicine APPE.
The final major component of the program is scholarship. The resident will be expected to complete at least one traditional residency research project and one medication use evaluation during the year, with results being presented both locally and nationally. In addition to this, the resident is expected to complete an additional manuscript for publication with an internal medicine-related focus (i.e. review article, case report, etc) or a scholarship of teaching and learning write-up.
Benefits to the resident include a competitive resident salary, 12 paid vacation/sick days, 9 paid holidays, medical/dental benefits, ASHP, ACCP, and NCAP membership, a stipend for meeting attendance, and a teaching certificate program with Campbell University.
The applicant must have successfully completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency and possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited program, be a U.S. citizen, and be eligible for licensure in NC.
To apply for the residency, submission of the following is required:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Completed PhORCAS Application
- Pharmacy College transcripts
- At least three letters of recommendation (one from PGY1 director)
The deadline for receiving application material is no later than January 1st. After review, qualified applicants will be notified so they can arrange an on-site interview.Apply at Phorcas.org