The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers a PGY2 community pharmacy residency with a focus in academia. The purpose of this program is to prepare future faculty by providing advanced training and experiences in clinical community practice settings and college of pharmacy environments. A PGY2 residency program can further enhance the ability of a PGY1 resident to succeed in a faculty position where teaching, development of a clinical practice site, leadership and research is an expectation.
This 12-month-long residency program is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a research-intensive university with an academic medical center, in conjunction with an innovative community pharmacy partner. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs provides the overall framework for the design and conduct of the residency. As this is a new PGY2 residency area, specialized goals and objectives have been developed in accordance with ASHP guidelines. This residency program currently has candidate accreditation status and anticipates accreditation through ASHP, in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
The residency program includes four major components:
As this residency program will have a focus in academia, the resident will receive instruction in the fundamentals of teaching as well as specific opportunities to provide didactic and experiential instruction. The resident will
- Complete the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program, which includes topics such as creating objectives, construction of learning materials, and designing assessment activities
- Develop and maintain a teaching portfolio throughout the year
- Within the doctor of pharmacy curriculum, provide lectures, serve as a teaching assistant in the Pharmaceutical Care Labs, serve as a facilitator for small group discussions, and precept students completing introductory or advanced pharmacy practice experiences
- Provide education programs to other residents, pharmacists, and other health-care professionals.
This training program will enable the resident to serve as an independent clinical practitioner who can develop, market, and implement financially viable patient-care services in the community setting. The resident will be part of the clinical team at a progressive community pharmacy practice site. The resident will
- Focus on developing and/or enhancing select clinical services at the site
- Participate in monthly seminar sessions along with the PGY1 community pharmacy residents
- Take part in journal-club presentations and case discussions that enhance knowledge on various clinical topics and medical conditions.
By the end of the year, the resident will be prepared to sit for the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) examination.
A critical component of an individual’s development is identification of their personal leadership skills. The resident will have the opportunity to apply his/her unique leadership strengths through development of the clinical practice site, mentorship of student pharmacists and PGY1 community pharmacy residents, and involvement within professional organizations. The resident will be required to attend state and national professional association meetings and become involved in leadership opportunities.
The resident will be responsible for conceiving and conducting a practice-based research project. The project may be site-specific or be a multi-site research project with other practice sites. The research project will involve submission of a grant application, Institutional Review Board proposal, poster presentation at the APhA Annual Meeting, podium presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference, and manuscript submission. In addition to the required project, the resident will assist the residency directors and/or preceptors in reviewing abstracts and manuscripts submitted for publication.
For more information, please contact:
Macary Marciniak, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, Community Pharmacy Residency Program
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Beard Hall 115G
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7574