Established in 2000, the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one of the oldest accredited residency programs of its kind in the nation. It has a proven track record of giving new pharmacists the tools they need to be leaders and innovators in community pharmacy practice.
Campus Health provides advanced pharmacy services for the students, post-docs, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus Health encompasses both a clinic-based dispensing pharmacy within the UNC Campus Health building and a retail pharmacy located within the campus bookstore, Student Stores Pharmacy, which is in the heart of the bustling campus.
Campus Health is a comprehensive medical practice with a mission of helping UNC students and post-docs thrive through patient-centered and inclusive care, including such services as primary care, women’s health, counseling and psychological services, sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition therapy, laboratory services, radiology, student wellness, international travel clinic, and clinical pharmacy services. Collaborative care is one of the main tenets of the services offered at Campus Health. Pharmacists at Campus Health provide innovative, high level clinical services every day. Many of the pharmacists at Campus Health and Student Stores Pharmacies are Certified Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) with collaborative practice agreements with Campus Health primary care physicians, allowing them prescribing capabilities for disease states such as diabetes, asthma, contraception, emergency contraception, and international travel health.
The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:
Patient-centered counseling and dispensing
Providing comprehensive travel health care in the CPP-coordinated International Travel Health Clinic
Collaboration with other health care providers including primary care providers, women’s health providers, sports medicine professionals, and mental health professionals
Providing advanced disease state management for patients with diabetes including a diabetes immersion experience serving on the medical staff of an American Diabetes Association summer camp for children with type 1 diabetes
Provision of immunization services to UNC community, including faculty, staff, and students
The resident will strengthen practice management, research, and teaching skills through participation in:
Developing a research project with the unique opportunity to collaborate with in-house clinicians
Providing recommendations for over-the-counter and self-care products while developing formulary and inventory management skills
Pharmacy administration experiences with the Director of Pharmacy
Providing Continuing Medical Education presentations to Campus Health providers, nurses, and pharmacists
Community outreach, education, and overseeing student pharmacists in volunteer settings
Participating in the Teaching Certificate Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Serving as a Teaching Assistant and facilitating classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Preceptorship of Immersion Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Immersion Experience (APPE) learners
For the 2020-2021 year, our sites include:
Campus Health: NMS 193221 (seeking 2 residents)
Dilworth Drug and Wellness Center: NMS 193226 (seeking 1 resident)
When selecting your designations in PhORCAS, you may apply to any of our sites. You will be charged only one fee from PhORCAS, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program.
In addition to the standard information provided via PhORCAS, please be sure that your application includes:
A letter of intent specific to the site you are applying to (i.e. Moose Pharmacy, Walgreens Chapel Hill)
Three (3) references (each must complete the standard reference form; a separate letter of recommendation is not required)
A leadership statement answering the question, “What is your philosophy on leadership?” (limit 500 words)
About University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmacy practice, education, and research. Founded in 1897, it is the only public school of pharmacy in the state of North Carolina and one of the oldest in the nation. The School is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The School is ranked #1 among the nation’s doctor of pharmacy programs in U.S. News & World Report. The PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program is part of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE), one of five Divisions within the School.