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PGY1 Community Pharmacy

UNC Health has partnered with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to offer 2 distinct PGY1 residencies in Community Pharmacy.

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Program (Carolina Care Pharmacy Network and Transitions of Care Services) - retail track is aligned with the outpatient retail services of the UNC Medical Center and Triangle West Region of UNC Health. In this program, the resident is exposed to retail environments at the main medical center, our Hillsborough Hospital Campus, and offsite locations embedded in our ambulatory care clinic settings. The resident is also embedded within the medical center's other PGY1 programs (Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacotherapy, and HSPAL/MS) to ensure a broad exposure and integration into the medical center culture. Through involvement in research projects, continuing education series', and elective rotational experiences, the goal of this program is to develop a broad scoping community based pharmacist with awareness of how the retail environment integrates with a health system.

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Program (Shared Services Center Pharmacy, Specialty, and Home Delivery Pharmacy) - specialty track is run out of the UNC Health Shared Services Center, located in Morrisville, NC, a location that services the entire UNC Health System for specialty and home delivery pharmacy needs. In this program, the resident is exposed to the operational and clinical components of the community setting, with a clear emphasis on the practices within a specialty pharmacy setting. Despite being physically located in Morrisville, the resident is still incorporated into the UNC Medical Center PGY1 residency program, with a goal to provide broad exposure and understanding, and to ensure the resident has a strong community of other pharmacy residents around them.

Below are the current residents for the PGY1 Community Pharmacy program at UNC Health:

Adrienne Davis - SSC/Specialty Track

Nakoasha Dillard - CCPN/Retail Track

These programs are part of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's PGY1 Community Residency Programs, as 2 of the 8 sites that fall under that program's umbrella. Recruitment and oversight for the program are directed by the School, under the leadership of the program RPD, Dr. Macary Marciniak.

For more detailed information about this program, including application information, please visit the program page at the School of Pharmacy website, located HERE

For more information contact:

Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director, Academic Enterprises and Research Programs