PGY1 Community Pharmacy

Residency Programs

PGY1 Community Pharmacy

CPHS is offering two community pharmacy residencies during the 2016-2017 academic year. Both of the residencies are offered in conjunction with Walgreens.


The PGY1 community pharmacy residencies at CPHS are located in community pharmacies and are dedicated to the ideal of developing advanced level pharmacists who are prepared to design, develop, implement, and manage quality community pharmaceutical care practices. The Community Pharmacy Residency Program at Campbell University was granted accreditation by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)/ American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in August 2001. This recognition, the first for a community residency program in North Carolina and only the eighth in the country, assures candidates and future employers that nationally mandated standards of performance and quality have been met. We are proud of this accomplishment, which reflects a commitment to provide a quality program.

Residency Objectives

Residency objectives may be tailored to match the interests, background, and skills and support the career objectives of the resident. They generally center around five areas of activity:

  • Patient Care Services (40-60%)
  • Drug Information (10-15%)
  • Teaching and Training (15-20%)
  • Practice Development and Management (10-15%)
  • Community and Professional Involvement (5-10%)

Clinical Experience

The resident will spend a major portion of his/her time providing direct care and education to patients. This will be both at the pharmacy and in affiliated practice sites. The resident will also be involved with the marketing of these services. Each resident will be expected to develop and implement additional clinical services as well as to expand existing services at their primary practice site. Additional clinical experience will be gained through various elective rotations, such as Drug Information and Ambulatory Care.


The resident will learn the fundamentals of teaching during a teaching development series. These teaching skills will be applied during the Nonprescription Therapeutics course for second-year Doctor of Pharmacy students in didactic and case discussion sessions, as well as in various Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab sessions. The resident assists in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy fourth-year students and has opportunities for providing continuing education programs for patients and healthcare practitioners. A certificate will be awarded to residents who complete the teaching development series.


The resident will develop and complete a residency research project. The project will be presented at UNC's Research in Education and Practice Symposium as well as at APhA's Annual Meeting.


The residency provides a stipend of approximately $50,000. Additionally, the resident will be provided with health insurance, professional liability insurance, and vacation days. Professional leave is available for attending various pharmacy meetings and interviews.

Residency Sites

1501 W. Cumberland Street
Dunn, NC 28334
Preceptor: Nichole Wilson, PharmD

Walgreens Specialty 
2816 Erwin Road, #105
Durham, NC 27705
Preceptor: David Catalano, RPh


Minimum qualifications/considerations for selection include:

  • Graduation from an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred (applicants holding a BS degree in Pharmacy must have 2 or more years of community pharmacy experience)
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in North Carolina
  • Demonstrated commitment to practice innovation in the community pharmacy setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Membership and active involvement in local, state, and/or national professional organizations will be viewed as a positive indicator of the applicant’s commitment to the profession
  • Individuals applying to this residency must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program (RPM) process as set forth in the Rules for the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
  • U.S. Citizenship

Application Process

  • Complete an application in PhORCAS by January 6, 2017.
  • Submit a formal letter of intent detailing the career goals and vision and philosophy of community pharmacy practice of the candidate via PhORCAS.
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae, an official University transcript, and three (3) letters of professional recommendation via PhORCAS.
  • Interviews may be required at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

For additional information, contact:

Katie Trotta, PharmD
Director, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program
Campbell University
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
PO Box 1090
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Phone: 910-893-1810
Fax: 910-814-5721
[email protected]