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Moses Cone Memorial Hospital PGY1 Residency

Program Structure and Overview

PGY1 Overview

Moses Cone Hospital hosts eight PGY1 residents each year. Two positions are designated for residents interested in acquiring advance ambulatory practice skills.

This comprehensive program provides training experiences in the fundamentals of pharmacy practice in an integrated health-system. An individualized training plan, based on the resident's entrance level of knowledge, skills, and interests, is developed and adjusted throughout the year. While developing competence to provide patient-centered care in multiple patient care environments, PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving and strengthen their professional values.


PGY1 Rotation Experiences

Required Rotations (6):


Critical Care

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Family Medicine Clinic


Electives (3):

Italicized Rotations Will Meet Ambulatory Care Requirements

Accountable Care Organization, Behaviorial Health, Community Health and Wellness Clinic, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine Clinic, Inpatient Family Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinic, HIV Clinic, Internal Medicine/Precepting, Internal Medicine Clinic, Medication Safety, Neonatology, Nutrition Support, OB-GYN, Oncology, Peds/PICU, Pharmacy Administration, Stroke Team, Trauma Team

Longitudinal Experiences

Practice Related Investigations

Evidence Based Medicine

Ambulatory Cardiology Clinic

Medication Safety/Use Process

Teaching and Precepting

Therapeutics Course Instructor



Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Robert Granko, PharmD, MBA

Lauren Bajbus, PharmD, BCPS

Michelle Bell, PharmD, BCPS

Jessica Carney, PharmD, BCPS

Lisa Curran, PharmD, BCPS

Thuy Dang, PharmD, BCPS

Jennifer Durham, PharmD, BCPS

Jeremy Frens, PharmD, BCPS

James Groce, BS, PharmD, CACP

Kimberly Hammons, PharmD, BCPS

Jim Haspacher, RPh, MS

Nita Johnston, PharmD, MS

Alison Masters, PharmD, BCPS

Ben Mancheril, PharmD, BCPS

Jennifer Markle, PharmD, BCPS

Elizabeth Martin, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew Meyer, PharmD, BCPS

Jessica Millen, PharmD, BCPS

Erika Nicolsen, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Minh Pham, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Crystal Robertson, PharmD, BCPS

Rachel Rumbarger, PharmD, BCPS

Jeremy So, PharmD, BCPS

Frank Wilson, PharmD, BCPS

Current Residents

Kelsy Combs, PharmD (Ambulatory Care)

Meagan Decker, PharmD (Acute Care)

Aubrey Jones, PharmD (Acute Care)

Alyson Leonard, PharmD (Acute Care)

Meagan Miles, PharmD (Acute Care)

Cristy Reyes, PharmD (Acute Care)

Taylor Stone, PharmD (Acute Care)

Rob Vincent, PharmD (Ambulatory Care)

Click here to learn more about our current residents!


Application Deadline is January 3, 2017!

All Cone Health pharmacy residencies participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) match program. Applicants should register and apply through the central residency application ASHP's PhORCAS.

In addition to applying through PhORCAS, each prospective Cone Health resident must apply to be a Cone Health employee. Information regarding the Cone Health employment application can be found here.

Please visit the PGY1: Moses Cone Hospital ASHP residency listing to obtain the NMS match code needed to apply. PLEASE NOTE that there are two NMS codes; which one you use depends on whether you intend to apply with a focus in acute care or ambulatory care.

When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:

  • Provide a current curriculum vitae and letter of intent.

  • Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded directly to the PhORCAS Transcripts Department.

  • Ask three references that are familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS. We prefer that you ask clinical faculty members and/or an employer to provide your references.

    • We request that your references include comments in at least 10 of the 13 comment boxes on the form in place of writing a traditional letter of recommendation.

    • The program specific comment box is optional.

  • Complete a Moses Cone residency supplemental information form and upload it with your PhORCAS application.

Other Resources

Supplemental Application

Please complete and submit with your PhORCAS application

Summary of Benefits

Sample Residency Calendar

PGY1 Residency Flyer

Message from the Director:

Cone Health has been involved in pharmacy residency training since 1968 and we take pride in our long-standing commitment to clinical pharmacy. The philosophy we follow each year is to keep the residency learning experiences diverse yet challenging and have them build upon the strengths of each individual resident. Together we will design a training plan around your knowledge, skills, and interests. This plan will provide opportunities for you to be an active rather than passive learner. Our goals include teaching you how to use evidence-based medicine in making patient care decisions, how to meet the medication-related needs of patients, as well as to help you foster the development of many professional relationships that you will treasure for years to come. Lastly, in being a part of the innovative and caring culture at Cone Health, you will be actively involved in making decisions that are aligned with our mission and vision while working on teams committed to creativity and individual initiative. We embrace change that comes with new ideas and multidisciplinary collaboration that keeps our residency training programs strong and at the forefront of pharmacy practice.

Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Program Purpose:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists. Residency-trained clinical pharmacists are 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.

Education Competency Areas

  1. Patient Care
  2. Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  3. Leadership and Management
  4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  5. Pharmacy Research
  6. Management of Medical Emergencies

Please contact Maria Zobro at with questions!

Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

  • Residency Program Director
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist

Michelle Turner