Harnett Health System

PGY1 Residency Overview

Campbell University and Harnett Health System offer a PGY1 program one-year residency to develop knowledge and skills to provide pharmacotherapy for inpatients; Harnett Health System in conjunction with Campbell University is the practice site for an Internal medicine and Family Medicine DO Residency program. Upon completion of the residency program, residents will be able to practice as a pharmacist clinician in the inpatient setting or be eligible for PGY2 positions of their choosing in the inpatient setting. The program will offer two PGY1 positions, competitive salary, and benefits, as well as a stipend to attend a residency conference.

What Residents Experience

The pharmacy resident will spend a majority of their time participating in rounding with interprofessional teams comprising of attending physicians, pharmacists, medical residents, medical students, PA students, and pharmacy students. The teams will round at both hospitals. 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 the Pharmacy Practice Skills course for first-year Doctor of Pharmacy students in didactic and case discussion sessions, as well as in various other courses. The resident assists in precepting fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students and has opportunities for providing continuing education programs for healthcare practitioners. A teaching certificate will be awarded to residents who complete the teaching development series.

Residency Details

Kristen Keen, PharmD
Program Director

910-892-1000 ext 4094

The Harnett Health PGY1 pharmacy residency program build 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 at Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) and a year-long research project. The results of the MUE will be presented at ASHP’s Midyear Meeting. The results of the research project will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference in Athens, Georgia

The resident will receive a stipend of approximately $44,000, health insurance, a travel allowance to ASHP Midyear and the Southeastern Residency Conference. The resident is also appointed as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University.

The resident must complete the following rotations:

  • Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Project and Medication Use Evaluation
  • Longitudinal Medication Safety

The following rotations are electives:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Information
  • Repeating any required elective
  • Pediatrics/Obstetrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Information Systems
  • Geriatrics
  • Ruthanne Baird, PharmD, BCPS
  • Lori Duke, PharmD
  • Kristen Keen, PharmD
  • Veena Patel, PharmD
  • Amanda Perkins, PharmD, BCPS
  • Scott Perkins, PharmD
  • Donna Peters, RPh
  • Amy Pope, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jennifer Rollins, PharmD, BCPS
  • Catherine Wente, PharmD, CACP, BCPS
  • Neil Wheeless, PharmD


Harnett Health System is comprised of two hospitals, six physician offices, and seven outpatient centers.

  • Betsy Johnson Hospital, Dunn, NC – Has 101 inpatient beds and services include: emergency services, outpatient surgery, birthing center, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, physical rehabilitation and cardiac rehab.
  • Central Harnett Hospital, Lillington, NC – Has 50 inpatient beds and services include: emergency services, outpatient surgery, oncology, cardiac cath lab, and diagnostic imaging.

Current Residents

  • Abigail Comer (PharmD)
  • Jamie Kilburn (PharmD)

Previous Residents

  • Lauren Cooper (PharmD)
    Graduated 2021
  • Rebecca Panter (PharmD)
    Graduated 2021
  • Lister Hokanson (PharmD)
    Graduated 2020
  • Amy Ogilive (PharmD)
    Graduated 2020
  • Jenny Rollins (PharmD) 
    Graduated 2019
  • Cameron Lanier, BCPS (PharmD)
    Graduated 2018
  • David Laurent, BCPS (PharmD)
    Graduated 2018
  • Reid Gunn (PharmD)
    Graduated 2017
  • Manali Patel, BCPS (PharmD)
    Graduated 2017
  • Erin Amadon, BCPS (PharmD)
    Graduated 2016
  • Riley Bowers, BCPS, BCCP (PharmD)
    Graduated 2016
Learn more about our residents


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

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

Apply at Phorcas.org

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.