Pharmacy Residency Programs
We are excited that you are interested in our departmental residency programs. Whether it is our pharmacy practice (PGY1), specialty practice (PGY2), or our combined 2-year administration practice (PGY1/MS/PGY2) program that you are looking for, our department has a long history of residency training. Our program started small in 1967, but has steadily grown and now offers a number of specialty programs and trains a diverse group of residents. We have well over 300 alumni graduates that are impacting patient care and pharmacy services all over the world.
As you begin to explore all that UNCH has to offer there are a few things that we would like to highlight about our training environment. We strive to utilize pharmacy technicians, technology, and best practices to provide an environment for optimal learning. We also have state of the art facilities, giving our employees what they need to deliver impactful patient care. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is located on our campus, allowing for an academic mindset in the pursuit of approaching therapeutic options to treat our patients. Our preceptors have a long record of training excellent residents, both in the compassion of caring and in understanding the evidence behind treatment recommendations.
We really believe that once you are a member of our residency program, you will forever be a part of the ‘UNC family’. To continue with our desire for each resident to grow and develop at their own pace, we provide each resident with a mentor, in addition to their many preceptors. The organizational chart for our residency program can be found here. As noted, the residency program is really a part of the pharmacy department, recognizing that many people are involved in making this a unique experience.
Our residents come from all over the country, so we strive to create a family atmosphere within our department. Each resident will get to know their fellow trainees so that they can provide support to one another and grow together throughout the course of the year. In addition, our residents have a long history of serving the community through participating in local health clinics. Residents also teach in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and publish their work in a variety of pharmacy journals. Many of our residents even become board certified during their training years.
Even though the residency process is challenging, you will become an integral part of the Carolina pharmacy family at UNC. We are proud of every resident that has come through our doors. Take a look at our different programs, and please let me know if I can answer any questions you might have. Thank you for considering our program.
Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA
Residency Programs Director