Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

In the final year of the curriculum, P-4 students are divided into five geographic areas to complete nine required advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), also called rotations. Rotations provide an experiential learning component that unites classroom learning with day-to-day pharmacy practice. These regions include:

  • Buies Creek/Fayetteville/Lumberton
  • Greenville/Wilson
  • Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem/Greensboro

After geographical areas are established, students may enter preferences for clinical rotation sites and/or preceptors for each of the nine month rotations. Once these preferences are entered, the Office of Pharmacy Experiential Education uses an equitable placement process to assign students their APPE sites. Within the nine rotations, six rotations are required and three are electives. A lottery is held to assist students in selecting their three elective practice experiences.

During experiential training, students are responsible for all travel expenses, including parking, and housing arrangements. Information regarding expenses associated with each training site may be obtained from the Office of Experiential Education.

Clinical Affiliations & Rotation Options

Campbell University’s central location in North Carolina provides access to the region’s finest hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, health care organizations, and clinical research facilities. The CPHS has clinical affiliations with many key groups allowing us to offer our students outstanding clinical rotations, field experience, and professional training.

Clinical rotation are established with the following:
(please note, this may not be an all-inclusive list as sites are subject to change):

Hospitals and Health Care Organizations

  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • First Health Moore Regional Hospital
  • Harnett Health System
  • Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Mutual Drug Company
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Novant Health
  • Rex Hospital
  • VA Medical Centers
  • Vidant Medical Center
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Womack Army Medical Center
  • And many more

Chain and Independent Community Pharmacies

  • Carolina Apothecary (Reidsville)
  • Carroll Pharmacy (Smithfield)
  • Central Pharmacy (Durham)
  • Creech Drug Company (Selma)
  • CVS
  • Harris Teeter
  • Health Care Connections (Raeford)
  • Health Park Pharmacy (Raleigh)
  • Healthwise Pharmacy (Greenville)
  • Jonestown Pharmacy (Winston-Salem)
  • Kroger
  • Medicap (Wilmington)
  • Rite Aid
  • Stedman Drug (Stedman)
  • Thomas Discount Drug (Dunn)
  • Thomas Drug & Medical Home Supply (Wilson)
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart
  • And many more

Rotation Options:
(this is not an all-inclusive list and sites are subject to change):

Students are required to complete a minimum of nine 4-week rotations during the senior year. Required rotations are Advanced Community Pharmacy, Advanced Hospital Pharmacy, Internal Medicine (2 months), Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, and three electives. Elective options may include:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Community Pharmacy Management
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice Care
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Missions
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Oncology
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary Medicine