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Geriatrics PGY2 with an Emphasis in Academia

Company: Mountain Area Health Education Center
Location: Asheville
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Job Description:

Geriatric Pharmacy - PGY2 This dynamic residency program will produce geriatric pharmacotherapy specialists who have achieved mastery of the skills necessary to care for the aging population. This program is offered in conjunction with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. A heavy emphasis on teaching will also provide the resident with experience needed to function at a high level in academic environments. The curriculum is especially well suited to foster abilities in ambulatory/primary care geriatrics. Residents will gain experience in:

  • Serving as a high-functioning member of an interprofessoinal team across multiple care settings, including primary care, skilled nursing/rehabilitation, and home visits
  • Teaching learners of multiple disciplines at various levels of training
  • Caring for patients and supporting caregivers around the end of life
  • Making complex pharmacotherapeutic decisions regarding care of special populations (dementia, rural/homebound, Cherokee Indian, etc.)
  • Advocating for older adults at the level of the health system and beyond

    Care will be provided in the following environments:
    • Primary care clinics
    • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
    • Skilled Nursing Facilities (including specialized SNF for those with complex behavioral conditions)
    • Home hospice & inpatient palliative care
    • Outpatient dementia clinic
    • Plus more! A monthly forum will also be devoted to discussions centered on evidence-based medicine, books about aging, and ethical dilemmas in care of the older adult.

      Keywords: Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville , Geriatrics PGY2 with an Emphasis in Academia, Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina

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