Phil Rodgers Named Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice Partnerships
Phil Rodgers, PharmD, has been named as the assistant dean for pharmacy practice partnerships at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. As assistant dean, he will provide overall leadership and financial oversight for the Professional Experience Program and be heavily engaged in the scholarship of pharmacy practice as well as in developing innovative methods to train students and residents to advance pharmacy practice.
“I am extremely pleased that Phil Rodgers has joined us,” says Bob Blouin, PharmD, dean of the School. “Our relationships with and the quality of our preceptors and community-based faculty are of critical importance to the School. Phil’s experience at Duke AHEC and hospital make him an ideal faculty member to lead our experiential education program.”
Professional Experience Program is a core component of the professional education program. PEP places students with practicing pharmacist preceptors in real-world clinical settings based out of three hubs across North Carolina. Students complete month-long rotations after their first and second years and a nine-month rotation during their fourth year in the PharmD program. The School has twenty-five AHEC- and community-based faculty and approximately 500 pharmacy preceptors in 420 sites across the state.
Rodgers will also hold an appointment as a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education.
Rodgers received his bachelor of science in pharmacy and his doctor of pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a pharmacy residency in ambulatory care at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. His areas of scholarship and teaching are in primary care pharmacy practice, chronic disease management, and innovative pharmacy education programs. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a clinical pharmacist practitioner, and has been named a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Before joining the School’s faculty, Rodgers served as a clinical pharmacist and faculty in ambulatory care at Duke University Hospital, where he was a clinical pharmacist practitioner in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, and anticoagulation. Rodgers also served as director for the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Duke Hospital for eleven years and as the director of pharmacy education for the Duke Area Health Education Center for nine years. He serves as the American Pharmacists Association representative to the National Diabetes Education Program.