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.
Realo Discount Drug Stores Inc. consists of sixteen independent community pharmacies, a specialty pharmacy, a long-term care pharmacy, and seven durable medical equipment stores located throughout eastern North Carolina. The Realo Jacksonville (Henderson) site has ongoing partnerships with healthcare practices, facilities and local organizations to provide Chronic Care Management (CCM), point of care testing and preventive health education classes. In support of its CCM efforts, pharmacists at the site have full remote access to electronic medical records and documentation privileges for various healthcare providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Realo Jacksonville (Henderson) is the previous recipient of a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to support its Transition to Wellness program, a resident-driven, innovative transition of care program that continues to thrive. Through this program and its research, Realo is the preferred pharmacy for Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH), with full on-site and remote access to medical records for the purpose of reducing readmission rates. Winner of the Jacksonville Daily News Readers’ choice award for “Best Pharmacy” in 2016, Realo was also an honorable mention for the APhA 2016 Immunization Champion Award for a Corporation/Institution.
Realo Jacksonville (Henderson) accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. The resident will learn to provide traditional pharmacy services, as well as participate in innovative clinical services such as:
Chronic care management with local physician
Transition of care services
Community outreach and education
Clinical service program development and sustainability
Medication therapy management
Adherence programs and packaging
Non-sterile compounding services
Home medical and respiratory equipment
Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies
Pharmacy ownership, new site marketing strategies and market appraisals
Point of Care Testing
Precepting and mentoring pharmacy students
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.