PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Build on Your Doctor of Pharmacy Education

You’ll achieve professional excellence while gaining knowledge in many of the areas where today’s managed care pharmacists practice. And you’ll work as a licensed practitioner under the supervision of experienced preceptors who will help you identify your learning needs and connect you with the right opportunities to meet them.

Our Program's PurposeOur PGY1 program develops managed care pharmacist clinicians with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

A residency at Blue Cross NC provides systematic training to help you achieve the highest professional competence in patient care delivery and managed care pharmacy practice.
What Makes Our Program Special
From your first day, you’ll be immersed in a diverse and innovative culture that’s nationally recognized for the progressive way we’re transforming health care.


  • We are a not for profit company allowing us to focus on community relationships and patient-centered care.
  • We have a top-notch residency team committed to producing a well-rounded resident who will be a competitive candidate for many managed care pharmacist positions.
  • We work closely with Prime Therapeutics, our pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) allowing you to interact with a PBM connected to Blues plans across the country.

It’s this solid yet evolving setting that makes Blue Cross NC one of the best places to prepare for a successful career as a managed care pharmacy professional.

Core Experiences
  • Clinical Review
  • Commercial Utilization and Formulary Management
  • Provider Engagement
  • Medicare Part D
  • Pharmacy Quality Programs
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Residency Research Project
  • And many elective opportunities!
C Chung
"My values and interests - to improve the health and well-being of others - align perfectly with what the Blue Cross NC program provides. The breadth of managed care experiences, the team's commitment to the resident's success, and the positive company culture made this program a standout to me."
Spenser Smith
2020 - 2021 Resident
How to Apply
Applicants must have graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and be eligible for pharmacy licensure in North Carolina by the start of the residency program (around July 1). 

Applications must include the following:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Official college transcript from your college of pharmacy (undergraduate transcripts are not required)
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Volunteering outside the classroom, managed care experiences, insightful presentations and interesting projects may help you stand out from other applicants.

Submit your application through the
Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.

Contact Us
Email our Residency Program Director at Ryan.Swanson@bcbsnc.com
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