Pharmacists As Clinical Teachers (PACT)

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences offers Pharmacists As Clinical Teachers (PACT), a residency teaching certificate training program, to outside institutions to help in the training of their residents.

PACT was established in 2016, but Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has been providing residency education since 1990 and has trained and graduated over 140 residents in the areas of pharmacy practice, community practice, drug information, ambulatory care, geriatrics and infectious disease.

In 2012, the ACCP Task force on Residencies recommended that all residents have opportunities to learn about teaching methods as part of their overall training and that teaching certificate programs be affiliated with an academic institution. Campbell University has full-time faculty trained in pedagogy that are also clinicians and residency directors involved in residency teaching certificate program since 2006. Our faculty have trained residents that are associated with Duke, University of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Mississippi, University of Michigan, University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, and multiple health center residency programs.


The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Residency Certificate Program is designed to prepare residents with the knowledge necessary to help them as they educate students and health care professionals.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Residency Teaching Certificate Program, the learner will be able to:

  • Develop a teaching philosophy
  • Apply pedagogical concepts to pharmacy education and teaching
  • Discuss learning needs, writing objectives, lesson planning, and developing learning materials for the various modes of instruction
  • Create a plan for teaching a clinical session
  • Discuss methods to engage learners how to promote professionalism
  • Develop methods to assess learning and provide feedback to learners
  • Discuss clinical teaching and select the preceptor’s role that meets learners needs

Covers PGY-1 objectives R4.1.1, R4.1.4, and R4.2.1.

Program Structure

The Residency Teaching Certificate Program consists of completing individual study modules then attending two one-day live seminars during July and October. Residents must complete the modules which include reading and learning exercises before attending the seminar. Participants will discuss these assignments during the seminar so that the resident can revise them based on feedback.

Seminar 1: August 11, 2023

  • Learning Activities
  • Professionalism/Engaging Learners

Seminar 2: October 6, 2023

  • Assessment Tools
  • Clinical Site and Experiential Education Issues

Lunch will be provided on seminar days.

11.5 Live CPE credits are available for the participants that complete the program.


Campbell University – Main Campus – Student Union Ballroom, 2nd Floor


  • $200 per resident and $73 for supplemental reading
  • One preceptor from each program may attend for free with a resident. Register between June 1 – July 14.


Steve Fuller, PharmD

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