Cape Fear Valley Health

Campbell University and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center offer a PGY1 community- based residency program to develop knowledge and skills to provide pharmacotherapy for patients in the community setting. Cape Fear Valley’s large system of clinics and outpatient pharmacies serve as practice sites for a variety of clinical rotations for pharmacy residents and students. The health system also has a Graduate Medical Education program associated with Campbell University providing significant opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.

Upon completion of the residency program, residents will be able to practice as a pharmacist clinician in a community-based setting or be eligible for PGY2 positions in the specialty of their choosing. The program will offer two PGY1 positions, competitive salary and benefits, as well as a travel stipend to ASHP Midyear, the NCAP annual meeting, and the Southeastern Residency Conference in Athens, Georgia.

This residency offers a unique opportunity to develop and implement direct patient care programs in outpatient pharmacies and clinics.  The community-based pharmacy resident will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients through a variety of rotation experiences.

The resident will learn the fundamentals of teaching during a teaching development series. These teaching skills will be applied during multiple courses for Doctor of Pharmacy students at Campbell University in didactic and case discussion sessions. The residents will also assist in precepting 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy students and have opportunities for providing continuing education programs for healthcare practitioners. A teaching certificate will be awarded to residents who complete the teaching development series.

Residency Program Director
Elizabeth Hudson, PharmD, MBA, CPP, BCACP

Program Coordinator
Heather McLeod, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, CDCES

About the Program

The Cape Fear Valley Health PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The resident will develop and complete a year-long research project. The results of their projects will be presented at the Sandhills Area Research Group conference and the Southeastern Residency Conference in Athens, Georgia.

The resident will receive a stipend of approximately $49,400, health insurance, a travel allowance to ASHP Midyear, NCAP, and the Southeastern Residency Conference. The resident is also appointed as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University.

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Patient-Centered Dispensing
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Administration & Operations
  • Research
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Geriatrics
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology

Required Block Rotations (4 week blocks)

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Pubic Health
  • Geriatrics II

Electives (4 week blocks – resident selects 2)

  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Fayetteville Family Medical
  • Psychopharmacology (Physician Preceptor)
  • Community Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Administration
  • Clinic Administration
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology II
  • Jennifer Angell, PharmD
  • Deanna Benz, PharmD, BCOP 
  • Emily Ghassemi, PharmD, MSCR, BCACP, CPP, CDCES 
  • Elizabeth Hudson, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CPP
  • Tiffany Kahl, PharmD, BCPS
  • Michelle Leveris, PharmD
  • Erika McClain, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, BCACP 
  • Julia McLellan, PharmD
  • Heather McLeod, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, CDCES 
  • Taylor Wells, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Amanda Wright, PharmD

Cape Fear Valley Health System is North Carolina’s 8th largest health system serving over 1 million patients annually. Cape Fear Valley Health is comprised of 5 hospitals with over 900 inpatient beds, eight outpatient centers, and a variety of outpatient clinics.

Learn about the Cape Fear Valley residency

Applicants must have graduated from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in North Carolina. U.S. citizenship is required.

Interested individuals should complete an application in PhORCAS by January 1. All pharmacy and graduate school transcripts should be included in the application.

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We are participants in the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Residents should register for the match with the National Matching Service, Inc. and submit Rank Order List as directed.

NCAP & ASHP Residency Showcase Participants may find us at the Campbell University Booth. For 2019 we will also have a Cape Fear Valley booth providing two opportunities to learn more about the programs.

Application Requirements


  1. Candidates must submit recommendations from at least three references.
  2. At least two recommendations must be from preceptors.
  3. References should complete the Narrative Comments section in the PhORCAS reference area.
  4. Letters of recommendation will only be accepted through the narrative comments in PhORCAS. They will not be accepted electronically via email or through USPS.

Letter of Intent

At a minimum, the letter of intent must address the following:

  • Short-term and long-term goals
  • What the candidate can bring to the CFV/CPHS Pharmacy Residency program and how the residency can help the candidate achieve his or her goals.