Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

In the final year of the curriculum, P-4 students are divided into five geographic areas to complete nine required advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), also called rotations. These regions include:

  • Buies Creek/Fayetteville/Lumberton
  • Greenville/Wilson
  • Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem/Greensboro

After geographical areas are established, students may enter preferences for clinical rotation sites and/or preceptors for each of the nine month rotations. Once these preferences are entered, the Office of Pharmacy Experiential Education uses an equitable placement process to assign students their APPE sites. Within the nine rotations, six rotations are required and three are electives. A lottery is held to assist students in selecting their three elective practice experiences.

During experiential training, students are responsible for travel expenses (e.g., parking) and housing arrangements. Information regarding expenses associated with each training site may be obtained from the Office of Experiential Education.

Clinical Affiliations and Rotation Options

Campbell University’s central location in North Carolina provides access to the region’s finest hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, health care organizations, and clinical research facilities. The CPHS has clinical affiliations with many key groups allowing us to offer our students outstanding clinical rotations, field experience, and professional training.

Clinical rotation are established with the following:
(please note, this may not be an all-inclusive list as sites are subject to change):

Hospitals and Health Care Organizations

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
Central Carolina Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Regional Hospital
First Health Moore Regional Hospital
Harnett Health System
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
Mutual Drug Company
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Novant Health
Rex Hospital
VA Medical Centers
Vidant Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Health
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Womack Army Medical Center
And many more

Chain and Independent Community Pharmacies

Carolina Apothecary (Reidsville)
Carroll Pharmacy (Smithfield)
Central Pharmacy (Durham)
Creech Drug Company (Selma)
Harris Teeter
Health Care Connections (Raeford)
Health Park Pharmacy (Raleigh)
Healthwise Pharmacy (Greenville)
Jonestown Pharmacy (Winston-Salem)
Medicap (Wilmington)
Rite Aid
Stedman Drug (Stedman)
Thomas Discount Drug (Dunn)
Thomas Drug & Medical Home Supply (Wilson)
And many more

Rotation Options:
(this is not an all-inclusive list and sites are subject to change):

Students are required to complete a minimum of nine 4-week rotations during the senior year.  Required rotations are Advanced Community Pharmacy, Advanced Hospital Pharmacy, Internal Medicine (2 months), Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, and three electives.  Elective options may include:   

Ambulatory Care
Community Pharmacy
Community Pharmacy Management   
Drug Information  
Emergency Medicine
Hospice Care   
Hospital Pharmacy 
Hospital Pharmacy Management  
Infectious Disease    
Intensive Care  
Internal Medicine
Medical Missions    
Nuclear Pharmacy    
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Pharmacy Administration   
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine