PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Program Overview

Emergency medicine (EM) pharmacy is a rapidly growing field with new residency programs and job openings appearing each year. This PGY2 residency program is designed for pharmacists with a desire to further their education and advance the rapidly growing field of pharmacy in emergency medicine. The purpose of the Mission Hospitals Emergency Medicine residency program is to produce proficient pharmacy clinicians who have the advanced practice and precepting skills needed to be confident in an emergency department setting. These clinicians will be equipped to be integral members of a multi-disciplinary team possessing a broad knowledge of evidence-based emergency medicine drug therapy.

The majority of the experience will occur in the Level II trauma center’s 61-bed emergency department with an average of 105,000 patient visits each year. Opportunities for desired remaining electives exist throughout the community health-system and may be tailored to fit the resident’s needs.

The goal of the residency is to provide advanced training in emergency care through the following experiences:

  • prospective order review
  • response to traumas and other code-type situations
  • discharge antibiotic follow-up
  • patient education
  • drug information
  • toxicology training
  • consultations

The resident will be involved with teaching and being a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents both at the Mission Hospital campus as well as assisting at the Asheville campus of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The resident will also complete a publication-worthy research project.

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Joel Huffman, PharmD,
Current PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident

Program Contacts

Residency Program Director: Adam Landers

PGY2 Resident: Joel Huffman