Benson Health

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ PGY2 residency held at Benson Health is designed to develop the knowledge, attitude and skills required to provide exemplary patient care in the ambulatory care setting. This program will provide the resident with exposure to a diverse patient population consisting of all age groups, literacy levels, and financial statuses. Pharmacist managed services include comprehensive medication reviews, anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, asthma, COPD and smoking cessation with a focus on reducing the burden of disease for patients and families, the community, and the healthcare system as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 

About the Program

The residency consists of a 12month training program designed to comply with the most current ASHP standards for PGY2 residency. A minimum of 8 months will be spent at Benson Health and 1 month at Duke Family Medicine (DFM). In addition, up to three elective rotations may be selected to be included in the residency program to meet the individual goals and interests of the resident. 

Required Rotations 

  • Benson Health Family Practice/rural health (longitudinal)
  • DFM Family Practice I (one month)
  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Academia (longitudinal) 
  • Research project (longitudinal) 
  • NCAP Leadership (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations
(one month each, select up to 3)
DFM II, Cardiology, Psychology, Population Health, Geriatrics 

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).

Beth Mills, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CPP 
Benson Health, Benson, North Carolina 

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 3. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts
Apply at Phorcas