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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers a dual campus model with campuses in Chapel Hill and Asheville. One school, two campuses, same degree. All incoming students have the opportunity to select either campus for the entirety of their four-year Pharm.D. experience. All students, regardless of campus, receive their degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Check out the Campus Comparison Chart here




The Asheville Campus is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Public Health, and UNC Adams School of Dentistry have regional campuses in Asheville that emphasize care for the underserved, place-based learning, and interprofessional education and practice.

Our Asheville Campus is home to 30 student pharmacists per class, world-class faculty members in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education as well as the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, and dedicated, student-centered staff members in administration and educational technology. We partner with MAHEC to offer PGY2 residency programs in Ambulatory Care and Geriatrics, and with Mission Health to offer PGY2 residencies in Ambulatory Care, Emergency Department, and Administration.

Asheville serves as a Transformative, Pharmacy Practice Hub for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered care, community engagement, and student engagement. 

At UNC, everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind. In Asheville, pharmacists provide patient-centered care across practice settings including real-life hospital practice, interprofessional ambulatory care clinics, and innovative community pharmacy settings. Asheville-based students can participate in the Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate Program or the Ambulatory Care Certificate Program in order to further differentiate themselves in these areas of pharmacy practice.

Health care professionals in Asheville are committed to giving back to Western North Carolina through community engagement. Our students can frequently be seen working in a community garden, volunteering at a free clinic, and participating in community-wide emergency preparedness exercises. We foster relationships with pharmacists and providers across care settings and seek to improve the health of rural and underserved members of our community.


The Asheville Campus values the importance of relationships. Our students enjoy the small, close-knit learning community and the close mentoring relationships with faculty, and the opportunities to learn about, with, and from other health professional students through UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC. A high level of student engagement contributes to the relationship-centered culture of Asheville.


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The Chapel Hill Campus

  • Expanded opportunities for bench/lab-based research.
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a major research university and home to a robust health sciences campus that features a leading teaching hospital and a national comprehensive cancer center.  Schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and social work offer students ample opportunities to tackle challenges in research and patient care through a collaborative approach involving experts and practitioners from multiple disciplines.
  • Close proximity to Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in North America and home to School partners like GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Located a short drive from neighboring Raleigh, the second-largest city in the state.
  • Named one of the best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill offers a rich blend of culture, entertainment, recreation, and fine dining, not to mention some of the best college basketball action in the country.

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