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The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at ETSU is excited to announce a new partnership with Boone Drug, INC of Boone, North Carolina. Boone Drug will be the primary practice site for the very first ETSU PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, beginning in July 2018.

Boone Drug consists of seventeen independent community pharmacies, including a specialty pharmacy, two long-term care pharmacy sites, and multiple collaborative practice sites in the High Country of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Boone Drug participates in North Carolina’s Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) to address the needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions. Additional innovative clinical services offered by the site include: transitional care programs, clinical medication synchronization, collaborative practice under a Clinical Pharmacist Provider (CPP) embedded in local provider offices, MTM, immunizations, compounding, point-of-care testing, and other health and wellness services.

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency is designed to target several core competency areas.

  • Patient care - The resident will broaden their clinical knowledge through active participation in a variety of the patient care services listed above and through interactions with experienced preceptors at the site. Elective opportunities may be available based on student interests.

  • Advancing community-based practice – The resident will conduct and present a practice-based research project, aimed at advancing the level of practice at their site and disseminating their innovation throughout the profession. Our goal is that by participating in innovative services, graduates of the residency will develop the skills to implement similar services in their future practices.

  • Leadership and management - The resident will play a key role in the implementation, expansion, enhancement, and management of clinical services in the community pharmacy setting. The resident will gain professional development through engagement with professional organizations and attendance at various regional and national meetings. Lastly, the resident will have the opportunity to exercise management skills during staffing times.

  • Teaching and education – The resident will educate in a number of capacities – educating patients at the practice site, precepting pharmacy students, and educating peers through provision of continuing education. Additionally, the resident will participate in the College’s Teaching and Learning Certificate program and teach in a classroom setting at the GCOP.

If you are interested in learning more or applying for the residency position, please contact me with additional questions. Resident applications are due January 17, 2018 via this link, and should include a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of recommendation. A candidate will be selected and confirmed prior to the ASHP Match in March.