PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
Message from the Director:
Thank you for your interest in Cardiology Pharmacy!
The philosophy we follow each year is to keep the learning experiences challenging and allow the resident to grow and improve as clinicians in cardiology pharmacy. The resident will also have opportunity to act as preceptor in training for our PGY1 residents, in order to improve his/her teaching skills. Together we will design a training program around your knowledge, skills and interests. Our goal is to teach you how to use evidence-based medicine in making patient care decisions, how to meet medication needs of patients and develop professional relationships in the field of cardiology in the acute care and ambulatory care setting. As a resident, you are part of the innovative climate at Moses Cone and you will be actively involved in making decisions that are aligned with our mission and objectives. We encourage individual initiative and embrace multidisciplinary collaboration which keeps our residency training programs strong and at the forefront of pharmacy practice.
Lisa Curran, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Thank you for your interest. We have decided to early commit for our 2021-2022 position.
Program Overview and Rotations
After an orientation period, the PGY2 Cardiology resident will work closely with the program director to develop a schedule that is tailored to match the resident’s personal goals as well as match residency requirements. The program structure will remain flexible throughout the year to ensure that all goals and learning opportunities are accomplished. This program will provide a broad overview of several different cardiovascular specialties (e.g., CCU, HF consult service, CV surgery, outpatient cardiovascular clinic) to train the resident to be an expert in the field. This will be accomplished by working closely with physicians, pharmacists, and administrators. Teaching opportunities include classroom instruction for pharmacy students as well as precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents in the cardiac critical care unit.
- Medical Cardiology (CCU)
- Heart Failure
- Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiac Surgery
- Cardiac Risk Reduction Clinic or Heart Failure Clinic
- Longitudinal AHF Clinic
- Longitudinal Research Foundation
- Staffing (every third weekend – 8 hour shifts)
- Medical ICU
- Emergency Medicine
- Cardiac Transplant
- Pediatric Cardiology
- May repeat any core rotation up to 4 weeks
Jessica Carney, PharmD, BCPS
Lisa Curran, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Andrew Meyer, PharmD, BCPS
Frank Wilson, PharmD, BCPS
Michael Bitonti, PharmD, BCPS
Kim Hurth, PharmD, BCCCP
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 Moses Cone Hospital – Cone Health PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy ASHP residency listing to obtain the NMS match code needed to apply.
When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded. directly to PhORCAS Transcripts Department.
Provide a cover letter stating your intent to pursue specialty training in cardiology.
Ask three preferably clinical faculty and/or an employer who is familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS.
- 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.