Residency Listing

Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Code: 36053
NMS Code: 238213
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Gary L Smith, Jr., BSPharm, RPh, BCPS
(828) 326-3352
Fax: (828) 326-3407
Director of Pharmacy: Athena Locklear Smithwick, BSPharm, RPh
(828) 326-2495
Fax: (828) 326-3407
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 50000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The PGY1 residency gives in-depth experience in a broad area of pharmacy practice including antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics, drug information, internal medicine, intensive care, oncology, and administration. Residents present formal lectures, inservices and prepare a major project. The resident also serves as preceptor for pharmacy clerkship students during some rotations. The residency has as its goal development of future leaders in pharmacy practice.
Fringe Benefits:   The resident receives health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, discount meals and professional travel reimbursement.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm.D. or equivalent experience and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: County
Model Type(s): Community Hospital
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 20
Non-Professional Staff: 17
Total Beds: 258
Average Daily Census: 129
Site Special Features:   Catawba Valley Medical Center is a 4 time Magnet Award recipient as well as a Certified Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center. Services offered include: cancer center, cardiac catheterization lab, intensive care unit and psychiatric unit. Two full time clinical pharmacists precept Pharm.D. candidates from Wingate University and UNC Schools of Pharmacy. Nestled in the foothills of western North Carolina, Hickory is a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville and Charlotte.