PGY 1 Moses Cone Memorial Hospital


Program Director

Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP


Residency Coordinator

Kimberly Hurth, PharmD, BCCCP

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.

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. Management of Medical Emergencies

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 Rotations Experiences

Required Rotations (6):

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Emergency Medicine

Electives (3):

Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Behavioral Health, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic, Community Health and Wellness Clinic, Endocrinology, Family Medicine Clinic, Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinic, HIV Clinic, Internal Medicine/Precepting, Internal Medicine Clinic, Medication Safety, Nephrology, Neonatology, Neuro Critical Care, Nutrition Support, OB-GYN, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy Administration

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Service Experience
  • Project Management (Research / Management)
  • Medication Use Processes (Drug Policy / Drug Info)
  • Practice Management
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate
  • Teaching and Precepting
  • Therapeutics Course Instructor
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Transitions of Care



  • Andrew Meyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Jessica Carney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Lisa Curran, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, CPP
  • Frank Wilson, PharmD, BCPS
  • Michael Bitonti, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Kim Hurth, PharmD, BCCCP

Infectious Disease

  • Minh Pham, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, BCIDP, CPP
  • Jeremy Frens, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
  • Cassie Kuppelweiser, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP, CPP
  • Emily Sinclair, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
  • Amanda Wolfe, PharmD

Internal Medicine

  • James Groce, RPh, PharmD, CACP, CPP
  • Kimberly Hammons, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jennifer Durham, PharmD, BCP
  • Dwayne Pierce, BSPharm, PharmD, BCPS, FNKF
  • Lydia Chen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Tonya Johnson, PharmD
  • Adrienne Wellborn, PharmD
  • Earl Reome, PharmD

Ambulatory Care

  • Pete Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Stacey Hammer, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CPP
  • Megan Supple, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
  • Melissa Maccia, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Mary Taylor, PharmD, CPP

Critical Care

  • Jessica Millen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Mike Maccia, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Thuy Dang, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Ben Mancheril, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Catherine Pierce, PharmD, FCCM
  • Elizabeth Martin, PharmD, BCPS
  • Haley von Dohlen, PharmD, BCPS
  • Grace Barr, PharmD
  • Eden Brewington, PharmD

Emergency Medicine

  • Rachel Rumbarger, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jonathan Oriet, PharmD
  • Khushboo Patel, PharmD, BCCCP


  • Mei Bell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Julie Cline, PharmD
  • Victoria Forrest, PharmD
  • Allie Rivera, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Tanya Maklouf, PharmD

Click here to learn more about our preceptors!

Current Residents


Application Deadline is January 1, 2023!

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.

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 application form and upload it with your PhORCAS application.

Residency Recruitment Information

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about our program. See our residency flyer for links to these webinars.
Program Structure