What are you looking for in a potential candidate?
An ideal Duke Regional Hospital PGY1 residency candidate is self-motivated, mature, well-rounded, ambitious and has fun with their work.
An ideal Duke Regional Hospital PGY2 Internal Medicine pharmacy residency candidate has demonstrated passion for internal medicine pharmacy, interprofessional collaboration and a strong interest in precepting and academia.
How are residents selected?
All PGY1 candidates must submit an application packet through PhORCAS by the deadline. The Residency Committee reviews each application. On-site interviews are granted to approximately 24 candidates and are conducted during the end of January through early March. A team of residency preceptors and current residents interview each residency candidate. Once the interviews are complete, each candidate is evaluated and ranked by the entire interview committee. Final rankings are submitted to the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
For the PGY2 Pharmacy Internal Medicine Program, the candidate will submit their application through ASHP PhORCAS or through the Early Commitment process. PGY1 Pharmacy Residents from DRH or Duke University Hospital (DUH) are eligible for the DRH PGY2 Pharmacy Internal Medicine early commitment process and will have additional information in their Residency Manual. The Residency Committee reviews each application. If the residency is not filled through the early commitment process, on-site interviews are granted to approximately 6 candidates and are conducted during the end of January through early March. A team of residency preceptors and current residents interview each residency candidate. Once the interviews are complete, each candidate is evaluated and ranked by the entire interview committee. Final rankings are submitted to the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
How are resident research projects identified and selected?
We seek to help our residents identify research projects that are not only interesting to them, but ones that are relevant and pertinent to our department. Therefore, we provide research ideas to our incoming residents that have been solicited and vetted by our preceptors and past residents. We will also entertain any research ideas the new resident brings forth. During orientation, we work with the residents to select their research project.
What are the staffing requirements of the residency?
The staffing portion of the residency requires that each resident complete 4 staffing shifts a month, which is equivalent to a 0.2 FTE. Currently, our residents staff every fourth weekend and two 8 hour shifts per month.
Are there teaching and precepting opportunities available during the residency?
Yes, Duke Regional Hospital has an affiliation agreement with Campbell University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) to provide training for their pharmacy students as well as to offer academic opportunities for our pharmacy residents. Residents are given teaching responsibilities to further develop communication skills and abilities as a teacher during many of the learning experiences.
Is it possible to complete learning experiences at other sites in the Duke Health System?
Yes, in addition to our institution, our residents also have the option to complete training within the larger Duke University Health System.
What have previous residents done post-residency?
Previous Duke Regional Hospital PGY1 pharmacy residents have gone on to further their education through PGY2 programs, while others have obtained positions in academia or entered straight into clinical practice.
Previous Duke Regional Hospital PGY2 Internal Medicine pharmacy residents have obtained positions in academia and clinical practice.