Cape Fear Valley Health

Campbell University and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center offer a PGY1 residency program to develop knowledge and skills to provide pharmacotherapy for inpatients and outpatients through two tracks – acute care and ambulatory care. Cape Fear Valley’s large system of clinics and hospitals serve as practice sites for a variety of clinical rotations for pharmacy residents and students including internal medicine, ambulatory care, cardiology, infectious disease, pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, critical care, and emergency medicine.

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 an inpatient or ambulatory setting or be eligible for PGY2 positions in the specialty of their choosing. The program will offer 6 PGY1 positions (4 acute care track; 2 ambulatory care track), 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.

The pharmacy residents will spend the majority of their time participating in direct patient care with interprofessional teams comprising of attending physicians, pharmacists, medical residents, medical students, PA students, and pharmacy students. The teams will care for patients at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center along with a number of clinics. The pharmacy resident will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients on their respective rotation. In addition, the pharmacy resident will develop and institute new pharmacy initiatives as appropriate.

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.

Program Director

Residency Program Director
Dustin Bryan, PharmD, BCPS
(910) 615-7592

Associate Program Director
Riley Bowers, PharmD, BCPS

Ambulatory Care Track Coordinator
Autumn Mittleider, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

About the Program

The Cape Fear Valley Health PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) and 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.

The acute-care track residents must complete the following rotations:

  • Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Infectious Diseases or Emergency Medicine 
  • Ambulatory Care II or Outpatient Elective
  • Longitudinal Rotations:
    • Drug Information
    • Research
    • Clinical Applications
    • Inpatient Pharmacy Administration & Operations
    • Teaching Certificate
  • Elective Rotations*
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Ambulatory Care II
    • Oncology/Specialty Care Pharmacy
    • Pediatrics/Peds ED
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Women’s Health

The ambulatory-care track residents must complete the following rotations:

  • Required Block Rotations:
    • Internal Medicine I
    • Geriatrics II
    • Inpatient Elective
  • Required Longitudinal Rotations:
    • Geriatrics I
    • Ambulatory Care I
    • Drug Information
    • Research,
    • Outpatient Clinical Applications
    • Pharmacy Administration and Operations,
    • Teaching Certificate
  • Elective Rotations*
    • Ambulatory Care II
    • Internal Medicine II
    • Cardiology
    • Oncology/Specialty Care Pharmacy
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Public Health
    • Infectious Diseases (inpatient)
    • Family Practice
    • Primary Care

*Residents may select elective rotations from either tracks pending interests and preceptor availability.

  • Lynn Bass, PharmD
  • Deanna Benz, PharmD
  • Riley Bowers, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Dustin Bryan, PharmD, BCPS
  • Susan Canady, PharmD
  • Michael Crawford, PharmD, BCPS
  • Brock Dorsett, PharmD
  • Emily Ghassemi, PharmD, MSCR, BCACP, CPP
  • Elizabeth Hudson, PharmD, MBA
  • Stephanie Keating, PharmD
  • Billy Kirby, PharmD
  • Savannah Knepper, PharmD, BCPS
  • Vickie Malloy, PharmD
  • Erika McClain, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Julie McLellan, PharmD
  • Heather McLeod, PharmD
  • Heather O’Brien, PharmD
  • Serina Tart, PharmD
  • Dhara Thakkar, PharmD
  • Taylor Wells, PharmD, BCPS
  • Amanda Wright, PharmD

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

More 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. Individuals must select only one track during the application process.

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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.

Application Requirements: Application requirements are the same for the Acute Care (NMN143813) and the Ambulatory Care (NMN 143821) tracks.

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.


  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.


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.