The PGY2 residency held in conjunction with CPHS at Benson Area Medical Center and Duke Family Medicine is designed to develop advanced skills in patient care and pharmacotherapy management in the ambulatory care setting. The two practice locations will provide the resident with exposure to a diverse patient population consisting of all age groups, literacy levels, and financial status. Pharmacist managed services include diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, asthma, COPD, and smoking cessation. Residents will focus on reducing the burden of disease for patients and families, the community, and the healthcare system as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
The resident will be involved in:
- didactic and experiential training of pharmacy students
- enhancing drug and disease state knowledge of patients and healthcare professionals
- completing a longitudinal research project and contribute to professional literature
Upon completion of the residency, the resident should be able to practice as a pharmacist clinician in ambulatory care and have met the requirements to apply for certification as a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).
About the Program
The residency consists of a 12–month training program designed to comply with the most current ASHP standards for PGY2 ambulatory care residency. A minimum of 6 months will be spent at the primary site, Benson Area Medical Center and 2 months at Duke Family Medicine. In addition, up to three elective rotations must be selected to be included in the residency program to meet the individual goals and interests of the resident. Elective rotation opportunities include Glenaire Retirement Center (geriatrics), UNC Rex Healthcare (heart and vascular), Duke University Hospital (public health or psychiatry).
The resident will be appointed Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice and participate in the Teaching Certificate Program offered through Campbell University.
Teaching abilities will be developed through opportunities to teach on campus in several courses including Therapeutics, Nonprescription Drug Therapy, and Pharmacy Practice Skills. The resident will also assist with teaching students on experiential rotations and will serve as lead preceptor during one month of Ambulatory Care rotation at Benson Area Medical Center.
Upon completion of an original research project that advances ambulatory care or academia, the resident will submit a manuscript for publication in a journal for healthcare professionals. In addition, the resident will present research findings as a poster or podium presentation at the state or national level. Other scholarship opportunities include presentation of a continuing education seminar to pharmacists, clinical topics at provider meetings, journal clubs, and a medication use evaluation (MUE).
The residency provides a stipend of approximately $51,000, health insurance, travel allowance, professional liability insurance, and 10 days of vacation. Professional leave is available for interviewing and attending pharmacy meetings.
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of North Carolina.
Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS and must be completed by January 4. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Letters of recommendation (3)
- Official transcripts