About Our Satellite Campus in Elizabeth City
Students at this satellite are based at Elizabeth City State University.
In 2005 the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy teamed up with Elizabeth City State University to launch the UNC/ECSU Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program. The program aims to increase the number of pharmacists and pharmacy faculty practicing in North Carolina, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations, especially those in the northeastern part of the state.
The partnership program enrolls up to fifteen students in the UNC PharmD program each year with plans to expand to thirty-two in the future. These students are based at ECSU and receive classroom instruction from faculty at the Chapel Hill site via interactive, real-time video-teleconferencing technology, as well as from faculty based at ECSU. Like their peers in Chapel Hill, students complete the practice experience component of the program through a network of nine Area Health Education Centers. Upon completing all degree requirements, the students graduate with a doctor of pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill with acknowledgment of the partnership with ECSU.
In fall 2010, PharmD students in Elizabeth City moved into a new 52,500-square-foot building located at the west entrance to the ECSU campus. The building, whose architecture was inspired by the idea of an apothecary chest, overlooks an artificial pond and contains classrooms and labs organized around a two-story atrium. The first floor contains general science labs, a library, and a drug information center, while the second floor houses the IV simulation lab and the compounding lab. The third floor features three research labs for biochemistry, molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry, as well as a computer lab. Other classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices are distributed throughout the building to create a more collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff.
Historic Elizabeth City sits perched on the banks of the Pasquotank River in the northeastern part of the state. Because of its central location in the region and its popularity with boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway, the city has been nicknamed the Harbor of Hospitality. It has also earned an entry in the book The 100 Best Small Towns in America. The area offers an array of outdoor and recreational activities and is only a little more than an hour’s drive from the Outer Banks, a popular destination where one can find both commercial beach diversions and tranquil, undisturbed seaside life set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
For additional information about the UNC-ECSU PharmD Partnership Program, please contact email@example.com.
Some links to check out:
- Elizabeth City Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Visitors guide for Elizabeth City State University
- Architect’s renderings of the new pharmacy building at ECSU
- Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions at ECSU