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.
Pharmacy residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, health testing services, and medication therapy management with a specific emphasis on patient adherence. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with area providers and develop innovative clinical services for patients who prescribed complex therapies. Residents will explore the development and evaluation of clinical services through completion of a business plan. The pharmacy resident will have an abundance of teaching opportunities. They will be able to precept student pharmacists at the practice site and instruct students in the classroom on either campus. The pharmacy resident will have an elective opportunity to participate in a teaching and learning curriculum through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.
The resident will have direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:
Disease state management and health coaching for patients
Collaboration with other health care providers
Medication therapy management programs
Development of health and wellness programs
Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, cholesterol and immunizations)
Disease state management in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:
Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement
Community outreach and education
Optional teaching certificate through either UNC or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Teaching Assistant appointment for student pharmacists
Preceptorship of student pharmacist learners from UNC and other schools of pharmacy
Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)
Asheville: Weekly patient care and practice management topics with ambulatory care residents from local programs
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Resident pharmacists may accrue approximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position.
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)
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
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.