Cone Health Pharmacy Residency Program

Cone Health Pharmacy Residency Highlights

Message from the Chief Pharmacy Officer

DeAnne BrooksCone Health Pharmacy has proudly educated pharmacists early in their careers for more than 50 years. We promise to grow passion and perseverance in our pharmacy residents, to drive their achievements to improve the lives of all those we serve. Cone Health pharmacy services are the synergistic collaboration of expert knowledge and state of the art technology. We are laser focused on delivering the right pharmacy care for every patient.

Our PGY1 residency offers full-spectrum training to ensure our graduates pursue their best path to delivering exceptional pharmacy care to patients. We also offer PGY2 residencies in pediatrics, cardiology, ambulatory care, oncology, infectious diseases, and health-system pharmacy administration and leadership.

Cone Health is a nonprofit community-based integrated delivery network comprised of five hospitals, plus physician office practices, ambulatory clinics, and retail pharmacies. We also have an accountable care organization, Triad HealthCare Network, and an insurance product, HealthTeam Advantage. We are located in central North Carolina a few hours from both the mountains and the beach.

Our pharmacy residents are a part of a dynamic and growing health system. The strategic focus of our pharmacy services for the near future includes transitions of care, data analytics, system integration, and ambulatory strategies. Our residents are offered opportunities for involvement in projects that will help us grow as a service line and improve health for our patients across the continuum of care. Pharmacy prides itself on its relationships and interdisciplinary work with physicians, nurses, advanced care providers, finance, nutrition, and all health care disciplines to provide the best care for our community and to live our promise to be right here with you.

Cone Health pharmacy partners with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point University, and Campbell University. These partnerships provide teaching opportunities as well as further educational opportunities throughout the PGY1 and PGY2 years.

Our pharmacists serve a diverse population of patients, allowing resident exposure to multiple facets of inpatient and outpatient medicine. We are proud to care for the medically underserved as well as other underrepresented minorities including immigrants, refugees, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Our graduates are prepared to engage in the next phase of their practice, whether it be a PGY2 residency, acute care, an ambulatory care site, or a specialty area. We seek residents who are committed to caring for patients while achieving excellence in personal growth during their training.


DeAnne Brooks, PharmD
Chief Pharmacy Officer

Additional Cone Health Facts

More than 13,000 employees work throughout Cone Health’s comprehensive network of exceptional care. Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, five urgent care centers, two retirement communities, more than 120 physician practice sites, multiple centers of excellence, and five hospitals: Alamance Regional Medical Center (238 beds), Annie Penn Hospital (110 beds), Behavioral Health Hospital (80 beds), Moses Cone Hospital (628 beds), and Wesley Long Hospital (175 beds). Together, we offer a seamless continuum of lifesaving and life-enhancing care while providing an exemplary environment conducive to pharmacy and medical residency learning. Through association with Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the UNC/Duke/Wake Forest Schools of Medicine, we provide residency training for physicians in family practice, internal medicine, sports medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.

The current strategic plan of keeping the patient in the center of all decisions has transformed the culture of the organization and elevated performance to the highest levels. We are also committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by partnering with people inside and outside of our organization to ensure that we are embedding DEI into everything we do. Our progress on this journey is a deep reflection of our promise to be right here with all those we serve. You can find out more about our DEI strategic priorities.

Within our state, Cone Health holds the top rating on Business North Carolina’s 2019 Best Hospitals list. Most Cone Health hospitals have been named to Healthgrades America’s 250 Best list and are Top 10% in patient safety for overall hospital care from CareChex®, an information service of Quantros. Other achievements include Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing and the prestigious Lantern Award for emergency department excellence. Cone Health maintains nationally recognized certifications in heart failure, chest pain management, atrial fibrillation, stroke, oncology, orthopedics, trauma, and bariatric surgery.

Our integrated multi-campus pharmacy division works as a strategic partner with providers to drive medication-related evidence-based clinical care decisions and business outcomes. We educate all members of the clinical team on appropriate and safe medication use. Pharmacists are active participants in the Cone Health Centers of Excellence in cardiology, oncology, neurosciences, behavioral health, and women’s health. Decentralized, service-based pharmacists integrate obtaining electronic medication admission histories and pharmaceutical care with managing drug therapy; teaching patients, pharmacy learners, and physicians; and conducting research in HIV, oncology, critical care, and cardiology. Projects for the upcoming year include optimizing pharmacy operations in our new state-of-the-art facility, enhancing robotics in the sterile products area, implementation of Lean principles intended to reduce waste and improve patient experiences, advancing collaborative pharmacist-physician practice throughout our system-wide specialty pharmacy division, and expanding a meds-to-bed transitions of care program. Cone Health pharmacy departments offer PGY2 residency training in ambulatory care, cardiology, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics, and a PGY1/PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership program that grants a M.S. degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Cone Health combines the best features of innovation and education from its many teaching programs with the atmosphere of a community hospital setting. You will find Greensboro to be a warm, community-focused city nestled in the lush beauty of North Carolina. The mountains are only two hours west and the coast only three hours east, providing weekend getaways within easy driving distance.