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The PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 2000. It is one of the oldest accredited residency programs of its kind in the nation.

Our PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession. You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community-based (outpatient) settings.

Our program includes a variety of innovative sites across the state of North Carolina in independent community pharmacy, chain community pharmacy, campus health pharmacy, and ambulatory care settings. Each site is centered around a community pharmacy that focuses on providing medication management, health and wellness services, immunizations, disease state management, and care transitions services.

About the Program

How long is the residency?

A PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program is 12 months in duration and consists of at least 2,000 hours of education and training experience. The orientation for our program begins in late June.

With whom will I work?

There are multiple preceptors at each residency site. A site coordinator, who will be your primary contact, oversees your training and works with other preceptors to ensure that you receive the required learning experiences.

What will I do in the residency?

As a fully integrated member of the team at the residency site, you will

  • learn first-hand what works and what areas could be improved upon in a community pharmacy;
  • partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services; and
  • provide fresh perspectives and insights for the site staff.

Although activities may vary a little from site to site, all sites have required learning experiences for residents: Orientation, Patient-centered Dispensing, Patient Care, Education, Practice Management, Research and Seminar.

  • Training: Our residents have the opportunity to learn from our 30+ dedicated preceptors with areas of specialty including Mental Health; Adolescent Medicine; Asthma; Sports Medicine; Women’s Health; and Diabetes Education.
  • Presenting & Publishing: Residents must complete a research project, which they then present at professional meetings. They also write their findings which they may submit to publish.
  • Professional Development: Residents are provided with a travel stipend for attending professional meetings and are encouraged to attend with their preceptors.
  • Teaching: Residents responsibilities include precepting students at the practice site, teaching in a classroom setting at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and attending monthly resident seminars. An optional teaching and learning certificate program is also available to residents.
  • Benefits: Current resident benefits include salary stipend, an additional stipend for professional development and travel-related expenses, health insurance, 6 University paid holidays, and 12 paid time off days annually.

Applying to Our Program

  • The deadline for applications is January 2.
  • Doctor of pharmacy degree
  • Eligible for North Carolina pharmacist licensure (will not sponsor nonimmigrant or immigrant status)
  • Participate in the National Matching Service (NMS)
  • Participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • In addition to the standard information provided via PhORCAS, please be sure that your application includes:
    • A letter of intent addressed to the Residency Program Director
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation using the standard reference form
    • A headshot
    • A leadership statement answering the question, “What is your philosophy on leadership?” (limit 500 words)
Please note: The Headshot and leadership philosophy must be uploaded (as one combined file) in the Supplemental section of your PhORCAS application.  The accepted file format is either MSWord (.doc and .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).  The size limit for the file upload is 5MB.

To apply for the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, follow these two steps:

  1. Register for the National Matching Service (NMS “The Match”). Note: Do this before step 2.
  2. Apply to our program through PhORCAS.

Please note: NMS “The Match” and PhORCAS are separate services operated by separate entities. PhORCAS distributes application information to programs to initiate the application process, while the Match is used by applicants and programs at the end of the application process to determine the final placement of applicants with programs.

Applying to more than one residency site

When selecting your designations in PhORCAS, you may apply to any of our sites:

  • 501 Pharmacy (NMS 193230)
  • Angier Family Pharmacy & Coats Pharmacy (NMS 193229)
  • Brisson Drugs (NMS 193223)
  • Campus Health (NMS 193221)
  • Dilworth Wellness Center (NMS 193226)
  • Eden Drug (NMS 193224)
  • Harris Teeter Charlotte (NMS 193231)
  • Harris Teeter Raleigh (NMS 193232)
  • Kim’s Pharmacy (NMS 193228)
  • Moose Pharmacy (NMS 193223)
  • UNC Health – Carolina Care Pharmacy Network and Transitions of Care (NMS 193222)
  • UNC Health – Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy (NMS 193227)
  • Walgreens Asheville (NMS 193225)
  • Walgreens Chapel Hill (NMS 193215)

You will be charged only one fee from PhORCAS, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program. While you may apply to multiple sites within our program, please note that you may not receive interviews for all of the sites selected. We recommend only applying to those sites that match your overall goals for completing a residency.

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Sarah Bridges
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident

Eden Drug
shbridge@unc.edu
 
Karinna Cedó-Negrón
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident

UNC Health – Carolina Care Pharmacy Network & Transitions of Care
karinna.cedonegron@unchealth.unc.edu
 
Julie Feimster
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health
jfeim@unc.edu
 
Justin Han
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident

UNC Health – Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy
justin.han@unchealth.unc.edu
 
Gina Joy
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident

Walgreens Asheville
ginamjoy98@gmail.com
 
Rachel Kestin
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident

Moose Pharmacy
rachelkestin@moosepharmacy.com
 
Lindsey Miller
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
lindseymiller@moosepharmacy.com
 
Madison Onstott
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident
Dilworth Wellness Center

madison.onstott@unc.edu
 
Olivia Schad
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health

olis@unc.edu
 
Christen (Christy) Wilhight
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Chapel Hill

christy.wilhight@gmail.com

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BeddoeSophia Beddoe
Community Pharmacy Resident
Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center
resident@dilworthdrug.com

 

 

 

CaldwellJenna Caldwell
Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Asheville
jenna_caldwell@unc.edu

 

 

 

Adrienne Davis
Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Health – Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy
adrienne.davis@unchealth.unc.edu

 

 

 

Nakoasha Dillard
Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Health – Carolina Care Pharmacy Network and Transitions of Care
nakoasha.dillard@unchealth.unc.edu

 

 

 

FasinaIfedolapo Fasina
Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Chapel Hill
imfasina@email.unc.edu

 

 

 

GroomsTory Grooms
Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
torygrooms@moosepharmacy.com

 

 

 

MabryErica Mabry
Community Pharmacy Resident
Eden Drug
erica.mabry@unc.edu

 

 

 

SalisburyElizabeth Salisbury
Community Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health
lizsalis@ad.unc.edu

 

 

 

ScottAbigail Scott
Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
abigailscott@moosepharmacy.com

 

 

 

ShookAlexis Shook
Community Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health
ashook@live.unc.edu

 

 

 

Elizabeth BreedenElizabeth Breeden 
Community-based Mental Health Fellow
Campus Health
breedene@email.unc.edu

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Elizabeth BreedenElizabeth Breeden

Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Campus Health
breedene@email.unc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate

 

Emily CramerEmily Cramer

Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Campus Health
cramere@email.unc.edu
Western New England University Graduate

 

Kiera EmeryKiera Emery

Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
kiera@moosepharmacy.com
University of South Carolina Graduate

 

Catherine GilmoreCatherine Gilmore

Community Pharmacy Resident
Sona Pharmacy + Clinic
cgilmore@sonapharmacy.com
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate

 

Amber MorganAmber Morgan

Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
amber@moosepharmacy.com
Belmont University Graduate

 

Austyn PoseyAustyn Posey

Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Asheville
austyn.posey@walgreens.com
Medical University of South Carolina Graduate

 

Liza SchimmelfingLiza Schimmelfing

Community Pharmacy Resident
Dilworth Drug and Wellness Center
liza@dilworthdrug.com
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate

 

Bailey ScismBailey Scism

Community Pharmacy Resident
Eden Drug
baileyscism@unc.edu
University of Kansas Graduate

 

Dylan WallaceDylan Wallace

Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Chapel Hill
djwallac@email.unc.edu
University of Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate

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Lauren Angelo

langelo@aphanet.org
Location of Practice: Washington DC
First Position after Residency: Assistant Professor, Butler University
Current Position: Senior Manager, Education Programs, APhA

Lori Brown

Lori.Brown@msj.org
Location of Practice: Asheville, NC
First Position after Residency: Clinical Coordinator, Kerr Drug
Current Position: Manager, Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services, Mission Hospital

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
69 Knox Way Suite 110
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Preceptors: Tiffany Barber, PharmD; Han Su, PharmD; Greg Vassie, PharmD

About the Preceptors

Tiffany Barber, PharmD
Preceptor

Han Su, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Greg Vassie, PharmD
Owner / Manager

St. Pauls, North Carolina 

Preceptors: Emily Cramer, PharmD; Joe Williams, PharmD

About the Preceptors

Emily Cramer, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Joe Williams, PharmD
Owner / Manager

 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Preceptors: Raisa El-Kurdi, PharmD, CPP; Thomas Moscatelli, Jr, PharmD, CPP; Amy Sauls, PharmD, BCACP, CPP; John Schimmelfing, PharmD, CPP; Lauren Terhune, PharmD, CPP

Campus Health provides advanced pharmacy services for the students, post-docs, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus Health encompasses both a clinic-based dispensing pharmacy within the UNC Campus Health building and a pharmacy located within the campus bookstore, Student Stores Pharmacy, which is in the heart of the bustling campus.

Campus Health is a comprehensive medical practice with a mission of helping UNC students and post-docs thrive through patient-centered and inclusive care, including such services as primary care, gynecology, counseling and psychological services, sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition therapy, laboratory services, radiology, student wellness, international travel clinic, and clinical pharmacy services. Collaborative care is one of the main tenets of the services offered at Campus Health. Pharmacists at Campus Health provide innovative, high level clinical services every day. Many of the pharmacists at Campus Health and Student Stores Pharmacies are Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) with collaborative practice agreements with Campus Health primary care physicians, allowing them prescribing capabilities for disease states such as diabetes, asthma, contraception, emergency contraception, and international travel health.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling and dispensing
  • Providing comprehensive travel health care in the CPP-coordinated International Travel Health Clinic
  • Collaboration with other health care providers, including primary care providers, gynecology providers, sports medicine professionals, and mental health professional

About the Preceptors

elKurdiRaisa El-Kurdi, PharmD, CPP
Site Coordinator

Dr. Raisa El-Kurdi is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and a residency preceptor for the PGY1 Community-based pharmacy residents with Campus Health. Originally from Northern Virginia, she received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and received her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy. Dr. El-Kurdi completed her PGY-1 residency with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campus Health in Chapel Hill, NC. She specializes in drug therapy management and her professional interests include mental health, pharmacogenetics, and immunizations. Outside of CAPS and serving as a preceptor, she enjoys traveling, baking, spa days, coffee and time with family and friends. She is a member of American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College Health Association (ACHA), and College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).


MoscatelliThomas Moscatelli Jr, PharmD, CPP
Preceptor

Dr. Thomas Moscatelli is the pharmacy manager at UNC Student Stores Pharmacy. He is originally from Boston, MA and moved to Chapel Hill, NC during the summer of 2019. Thomas received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Before joining UNC Campus Health, he worked as a pharmacy manager at CVS Health on the campus of Boston University. There he served as a primary preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience students, mostly from Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His areas of professional interest are immunizations, travel health, and over-the-counter recommendations. Outside of pharmacy, Thomas enjoys attending concerts and live sporting events, especially hockey and baseball.


SaulsAmy Sauls, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Owner / Manager

Dr. Amy Sauls is the Director of Pharmacy and Professional Services for Campus Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine, and she is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, American Pharmacists Association, and the American College Health Association. Sauls is the 2016 recipient of the Claude Paoloni Community Preceptor of the Year award.  Her extended professional interests include travel medicine, contraception, and medication safety.


SchimmelfingJohn Taylor Schimmelfing, PharmD, CPP
Preceptor

Dr. John Taylor Schimmelfing completed his pre-pharmacy studies at Elon University before acquiring his PharmD from Precepteorhelman School of Pharmacy in 2013.  He completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kroger Pharmacy in Charlottesville, VA. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the International Society of Travel Medicine. John’s special areas of professional interest are travel medicine and asthma. John began working at UNC Campus Health in January 2015 and has been a provider in the UNC Campus Health International Travel Clinic since obtaining his Certificate in Travel Health™ in 2017 by examination in Barcelona. John is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. An interesting fact about Dr. Schimmelfing is that he is a previous National, World, and Junior Olympic jump rope champion!  He is a passionate fan of Arsenal Soccer, Rangers Hockey and, of course, Carolina Basketball.


TerhuneLauren Terhune, PharmD, CPP
Preceptor

Dr. Lauren Terhune is a Chapel Hill native. She completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology at the Florida State University in 2010. Then going on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2015. She has always had a passion for community pharmacy, especially when it comes to direct patient care and education to her patients. Throughout pharmacy school, Lauren was an intern at Harris Teeter and decided to continue working for the grocery store chain after completing her degree. She worked as a floater pharmacist for a few months and then worked 5 years (2015-2020) as a staff pharmacist at a Harris Teeter in Cary, NC. Lauren began her career at Campus Health Pharmacy working PRN for about 2 years before joining the team full time in September 2020. She has experience working with both IPPE and APPE students from both UNC and Campbell University, as well as the UNC Campus Health Residents. Her strengths are in counseling and over-the-counter recommendations. She is currently working towards becoming a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and has an interest in women’s health and skin care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dylan, and their dog, Wally. In addition, she loves to cook and has become an avid reader since the beginning of the pandemic. When she needs some “me-time” she loves shopping and finding a great sale, lounging poolside with a good book, watching Bravo, and treating herself to spa treatments.

Dilworth Wellness Center
1300B East Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28203
704-910-4288

Preceptors: Natalie Anderson, PharmD; Jenny Doughty, PharmD; Josh Rimany, RPh

Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center is a full-service pharmacy serving Charlotte, North Carolina from our location in the Historic Dilworth neighborhood. We offer delivery, personalized wellness services, and medication compounding. We offer a thoughtful touch for each of your health & wellness needs. When you visit our store, you’ll find that we are not a typical pharmacy. We have an array of vitamins, supplements, and alternative herbal remedies lining our shelves. Our busy lifestyles tend to lead to lifestyle choices that are less healthy and can lead to future health issues. Combining a healthy diet and dietary supplements is an approach to achieve optimal levels of these essential nutrients, and provide you with the essential tools for achieving your best health. Our mission is to co-create a pathway to committed, empowered, vibrantly healthy lives through profound listening, transformational education, and heart to heart connections. Our goal is to free people from a lifelong dependency of taking chronic medications that only treat the symptoms, but provide no cure.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • As the resident transitions from pharmacy school training to becoming a licensed pharmacist, he or she will participate in the pharmacy operations rotation, where the resident will learn the filling process and how to be a pharmacist.
  • The resident will participate in the clinical department’s rotation, where he or she will be performing most of our clinical services. This includes point of care testing, chronic care management, pharmacogenetic consults, CBD consults, annual wellness visits, health strategy sessions, vaccinations, body composition analyses, and more.
  • The resident will participate in a functional medicine rotation, where he or she will be assisting our functional medicine practitioner with consults. This includes food sensitivity testing, cortisol testing, sleep balance testing, hormone testing, and more.
  • The resident will participate in a wellness rotation, where he or she will be learning in-depth about supplements and nutrition and performing nutrition and supplement consults with patients.
  • The resident will have the option to participate in a compounding rotation, where he or she will learn how to compound, what we compound, and how this personalized approach can benefit anyone, even animals.
  • The resident will complete a research project that is focused on benefitting our patient population.

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • The resident will shadow staff pharmacists, pharmacy managers, and the pharmacy owner in order to understand all the ins and outs of how a business operates behind the scenes.
  • The resident will be assigned business development and leadership development projects that progress quarterly in order to develop these skills. These projects will vary depending on what the company as a whole is focusing on at the time.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept students every month.
  • The resident will help with training new technicians as necessary, which is also a strong teaching experience. 

About the Preceptors

Natalie Anderson, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Dr. Natalie Anderson is from St. Michael, Minnesota and received her doctorate of pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Natalie’s pharmacy experience began in 2000 at Thrifty White  as a pharmacy tech/intern. She then spent 8 years as Coburns pharmacy tech/intern (Grocery store in the north). In 2012 she interned at DDWC for 1 year before she became a pharmacist and has stayed on for nearly 10 years. Her professional interests include diabetes, moving beyond the rx pill and moving toward wellness, and learning functional medicine. Her focus now is incorporating her current functional medicine training into Dilworth’s Rx to Wellness program. She is helping patients begin to think beyond the pill! Natalie enjoys being with her children, going to the beach, eating at good restaurants, and catching up on sleep.


Jenny Doughty, PharmD
Preceptor

Dr. Jenny Doughty is from Indiana, Pennsylvania and received both her undergraduate degree and doctorate of pharmacy from Duquesne University. Jenny has 20 years of experience as a retail pharmacist and has been in independent pharmacy for 6 years. Her current focus is business growth and reshaping pharmacy into more of a wellness based industry vs sickness-based. Outside of the pharmacy, Jenny enjoys being with family, outdoor activities, running, and watching Steelers football.


Josh Rimany, RPh
Owner / Manager

Josh Rimany is from Simsbury, Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Josh has worked in the independent pharmacy industry for around 30 years, and opened Dilworth Drug in 2008. During reccent years, Josh has explored the realm of functional medicine and how an anti-drug model can work for pharmacies.

Eden, North Carolina
103 W Stadium Dr.
Eden, NC 27288

Preceptors: Pete Crouch, RPh, CPP; Amanda Perfetti, PharmD

Eden Drug is an independent, community pharmacy located in the small town of Eden, North Carolina where it has been dedicated to “keeping families healthy and happy since 1982”. We are a full service, family owned pharmacy with the goal to go above and beyond for our patients. We don’t just fill medications, we counsel patients on how to take them, offer immunizations on-site, and give back to our community at every turn. We specialize in diabetic care, offer free meters and test strips, and teach many educational programs on health awareness including diabetes prevention, diabetes management, and heart healthy classes at our Eden Drug Education Center. Our team at Eden Drug has the experience, knowledge, and sensitivity to provide the best care possible to patients and offers a variety of prescription and clinical services to do so.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Medication therapy management
  • Diabetes prevention and management education
  • Immunizations
  • Point of care testing
  • Non-sterile, non hazardous compounding
  • Adherence program
  • Medication synchronization
  • Flip the Pharmacy, CPESN, and RURAL-CP program participation

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Pharmacy ownership
  • Community outreach
  • Optional teaching certificate through UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Facilitation of classroom discussions and presentations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

About the Preceptors

CrouchPete Crouch, RPh, CPP
Owner / Manager

Robert L Crouch “Pete” graduated from UNC in 1976 with a BS in Pharmacy. He worked in Hospital Pharmacy for 6 years and in Community Pharmacy for the last 38 years. Pete is past president of the Rockingham County Society of Pharmacists and a member of NCPA. He served as Pharmacist Consultant for Hospice of Rockingham County for 15 years. Pete has continued his education by getting certifications in Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Compounding, and Immunizations.

Pete purchased Eden Drug in 2006 and has grown the business by creative marketing and giving extraordinary customer service. The store averages 600 scripts a day and provides Medical Equipment and Wellness Programs such as Free monthly Diabetes Education Classes (on hold for COVID), a complete Immunization Program including Travel Vaccines and the Covid-19 Vaccine, POC testing (Rapid Tests and PCR Testing) and Pre-employment Drug Testing. When you come in the front door you know this pharmacy is all about your health and customer experience.

Pete has been very active in the community and served on the Board of The YMCA as well as a Board of Trustee for Morehead Memorial Hospital. He has started community projects such as the Book Bag Program where over 1,700 children grades K-5 in the Eden area were given new Book Bags filled with school supplies. Pete also started a “Buy Local Campaign” where he gave his 35 employees $2000.00 in $2 bills and directed them to spend the money at locally owned businesses. He also gave $2 bills as change in his pharmacy and reminded customers that if they support local business the money stays in the community. Pete encourages his employees to support local organizations like The Lord’s Pantry, The Red Cross, The Pregnancy Center and Hospice by volunteering or by donating needed items each month.


PerfettiAmanda Crouch Perfetti, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Amanda grew up in Eden, NC, and moved back to this area after graduating from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2014.  Her inspiration for independent community pharmacy came from working alongside her dad, Pete, for many years.

She is passionate about the growing clinical services pharmacists can now offer patients, including providing vaccines, long-acting injections, prescribing birth control, and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation.

As a pharmacist at Eden Drug, Amanda serves as the site coordinator for the UNC Community-Based Resident and a preceptor for pharmacy students.  Additionally, Amanda strives to foster a positive workplace culture while giving patients a great experience.

In addition to the pharmacy, Amanda enjoys nature photography, learning calligraphy, and creating memories at home with her husband, Dave and daughter, Kennedy.


Kim’s Pharmacy
479 Dellwood Road
Waynesville, NC 28786

Preceptors: Ashley Droze, PharmD; Kim Ferguson, RPh, FACA; and Kristy Henson, RPh

Kim’s Pharmacy is an independent, community pharmacy that has been serving the small town of Waynesville, North Carolina since 2008.   We counsel patients on medication administration, offer immunizations on and off-site, and give back to our community at every opportunity. We package prescriptions using TCGRX, have a dedicated synchronized medication program, and compound non-sterile medications.  There is also a clinical nutritionist on staff that offers consults and recommends supplements. Our sister store in Brevard, North Carolina is a compound-only pharmacy that specializes in BHRT, and our knowledgeable pharmacist sees patients and prescribes in collaboration with local physicians. Residents will have the opportunity to work with and learn from each of our pharmacists in both stores. In addition, residents will work to develop, implement and manage a new patient care service at their site. At Kim’s Pharmacy we do so much more than fill prescriptions!

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Immunizations and off-site vaccination clinic management
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Medication therapy management
  • Health screenings and community outreach programs
  • Medication synchronization
  • Non-sterile, non-hazardous compounding
  • Patient hormone therapy management
  • Pharmacist staffing experience

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Entrepreneurial business-focused training and support
  • Complete a research project, present an abstract and poster at a national meeting and complete a formalized presentation
  • Preceptorship of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students and RURAL SCHOLARS program participation
  • CPESN participation

About the Preceptors

Kim Ferguson, RPh, FACA
Pharmacy Owner

Kim-Ferguson

Kimberly Ferguson is the owner of Kim’s pharmacy in Waynesville as well as Metcalf Compounding in Brevard, NC. Kim graduated from the UNC School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill in 1990. She started her career working for multiple community pharmacies including Ingles in Canton, Village Pharmacy in Waynesville and Lord’s Drug Store in Asheville. During that time she was one of the first pharmacist coaches involved with the Asheville Project. After gaining valuable experience, she opened her first pharmacy in 2008, which was voted favorite pharmacy 13 years in a row.

Kim serves as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations.

She has contributed to the pharmacy profession by serving on a variety of committees including the Southwest Regional Director of the NC Association of Pharmacists Independent Pharmacy Network, the Vice President for the American College of Apothecaries Board of Directors, the Vice President of the Haywood County Board of Health and Human Services, a National Advisor for the Compliant Pharmacy Alliance, a board member for The Fund for Haywood County, and Scholarship Committee Chair for Altrusa of Waynesville.

Kristy Henson, RPh
Pharmacy Manager, Metcalf Compounding

Kristy is the pharmacy manager as well as the primary pharmacist on staff at Metcalf Compounding. She devotes a substantial part of her time to one-on-one appointments with women to develop a personal plan for addressing their health concerns. She acts as a liaison with their practitioners to customize their prescriptions to an individual level. She has been consulting primarily in relation to bioidentical hormone replacement for over 20 years. She is able to combine her knowledge of compounding with her experience in women’s health to create solutions for the unique health issues women face. The relationships that she has developed with her patients, as well as their providers, have become the most fulfilling part of her career.

Ashley Droze, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Dr. Ashley Droze staffs at both Metcalf Compounding and Kim’s Pharmacy, where she serves as the Residency Site Coordinator and Director of Immunization Services. She is originally from Charleston, SC where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2009. Ashley completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Kerr Health in 2010. During her residency, she gained experience by working at an innovative non-dispensing pharmacy practice site that focused on patient care services such as MTM, vaccinations, and providing direct patient care for the Diabetes Ten City Challenge. During her residency, she was awarded a grant for Innovation in Immunization Services and she also completed the Academic Preparation Program. Immediately following residency, Ashley taught compounding labs as adjunct faculty for MUSC from 2010-2011. She then worked for Publix supermarkets for 10 years, serving as a pharmacy manager as well as a primary preceptor for introductory and advanced practice experience students. Ashley relocated to Asheville, NC in 2017 and joined Kim’s team in 2020. Her primary areas of professional interest are immunizations, diabetes, and compounding.

Concord, North Carolina
270 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025

Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
8374 W Franklin St
Mt Pleasant, NC 28124

Preceptors: Joe Moose, PharmD; Amie Howe, PharmD

Moose Pharmacy has been operating as an independent, family-owned business since 1882. Moose Pharmacy of Concord has been a residency site since 2001.

There are six affiliate sites for Moose Pharmacy: Moose Drug Company in Mt. Pleasant, Moose Pharmacy of Locust, Moose Pharmacy of Salisbury, Moose Pharmacy of Kannapolis, Moose Pharmacy of Mount Holly, and Moose Pharmacy of Monroe. The goal of providing the best health care for their patients has guided the evolution of Moose Pharmacy from a community drugstore to a modern pharmacy. Moose Pharmacy was named the North Carolina Family Business of the Year in 2008.

This site accepts two community-based pharmacy residents per year. Moose Pharmacy provides innovative services, including:

  • Medication therapy management (MTM)
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes education
  • Compounding
  • Adherence program
  • Employer-based wellness education programs
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach opportunities
  • Teaching experience in the classroom and clinical practice settings.

About the Preceptors

HoweAmie Howe, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Dr. Amie Howe is the Site Coordinator for the Moose Pharmacy Community-based Residency Program. She also serves as the Technology Center Manager and the Operations Manager for Moose Pharmacy of Mount Pleasant. Amie received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001. Amie joined the Moose Team in 2001 and began her pharmacy career as the manager of the now relocated Moose Pharmacy of Locust.

Since becoming Manager at the Mount Pleasant location in 2017, Amie has been dedicated to integrating technology into daily operations and improving the quality of clinical services that patients receive. Along with technology operations and day-to-day staffing, Amie has focused on incorporating clinical activities such as compounding, immunizations, care planning, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services, adherence initiatives, and other innovative projects into the workflow. She has also been largely responsible for improving the logistics of the Moose Pharmacy Medication Adherence Program and ensuring smooth operation across all seven pharmacies in the company.

Amie serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from various schools of pharmacy. She is also a preceptor for early immersion students for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also holds a position on the North Carolina Medical Disaster Team through the Department of Health of Human Services (HHS).


MooseJoe Moose, PharmD
Owner / Manager

Dr. Joe Moose is a clinical pharmacist and co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and its 7 locations in NC. Joe received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University (1990). Joe serves as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program. He is also a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations for multiple pharmacy schools across the country.

He has contributed to the state of North Carolina by serving on a variety of committees, including chairperson for the NC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review.   In his role at Moose Pharmacy, he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physician’s offices to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home.  Under his leadership, Moose Pharmacy has also partnered with the City of Charlotte and Union County to manage employees enrolled in the diabetes management program.  Working with his pharmacy staff, Joe has implemented and enhanced a variety of clinical services in his pharmacy, including MTM.

Joe also serves as a consultant to Community Care of North Carolina in the position of Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator. In this role, he has built a network of high-quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payors. He has maintained professional affiliations with the National Community Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.


Chapel Hill, North Carolina
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Preceptors: Kristin Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, CPP;Ashley James, PharmD; Kate Naper, PharmD, MPH; Joyce (Ping) Rogers, RPh; Jordan Rush Pharm.D., M.S.; Leroy (Roy) Van Veld, PharmD; Tim Weber, RPh, MBA

 

Carolina Care Pharmacy Network (CCPN) and Transitions of Care is aligned with the outpatient community pharmacy services of the UNC Medical Center and Triangle West Region of UNC Health. In this program, the resident is exposed to community pharmacy environments at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, our Hillsborough Hospital campus, and offsite locations embedded in our ambulatory care practices. The CCPN works closely with the UNC Pharmacy Assistance Program (PAP) to support un- and underinsured North Carolinians with access to prescription medications. Transitions of Care services include medication history collection and meds-to-beds services at the Medical Center, as well as the Carolina Care at Home Convenience Centers, located within some of our pharmacies, that provide specialized over the counter (OTC) items and medical supplies. This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year. The resident is also included in the UNC Medical Center’s other PGY1 programs (Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacotherapy, and HSPAL/MS) to ensure a broad exposure and incorporation into the integrated health system culture. As a health system-owned and integrated practice, the resident will also be well-positioned to understand community pharmacy’s role in the continuum of patient care. Through involvement in research projects, continuing education series, practice/program management and elective rotational experiences, the goal of this program is to develop a broad scoping community based pharmacist with awareness of how the retail environment operates within a health system. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of career trajectories, including but not limited to those chain or independent community pharmacies, health system integrated outpatient pharmacies, outpatient clinics, or further pharmacy training in a PGY2.

 

About the Preceptors

Kristin Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, CPPBradley
Preceptor

Dr. Kristin Bradley is the Manager of Ambulatory Care Services an UNC Health – Rex. She supports the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) working in the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Clinics, Rex Vascular Specialists Clinic, and Heart Failure Clinic. Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia. She completed her PGY1 Residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy/Advocate Southeastern in Chicago, Illinois. Since completing residency, Dr. Bradley has worked as a Transitions of Care Pharmacist and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist specializing in anticoagulation, pain management, and opioid/benzodiazepine tapering before transitioning into a leadership role. Her interests include expanding ambulatory care pharmacy services, exploring innovative patient care models, cardiovascular risk reduction, and de-prescribing. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and earned her teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bradley precepts the longitudinal ambulatory patient care rotation.


Kate Naper, PharmD, MPHNaper
Site Coordinator

Dr. Kate Naper is from Batavia, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lawrence University and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She also completed PGY1-2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and received a Masters of Public Health from University of Pittsburgh. Kate’s professional interests include: transitions of care, pharmacy technician roles and advancement, care of underserved populations, equity and diversity, informatics and regulatory. She is specialized in community pharmacy practice within integrated health systems. She is also a member of North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, Vizient’s Ambulatory Practice Development committee and the inaugural American Pharmacists Association’s Special Interest Group on Public Health. When not in the pharmacy, Kate enjoys cooking, music, reading, travel, and the great outdoors.


RushJordan Rush, PharmD, MS
Preceptor

Dr. Jordan Rush is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy for System Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy Services for UNC Health and select transitions of care services at UNC Hospitals. She has been co-leading the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) partnership at UNC Hospitals, which was recently recognized as an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2020 since the collaboration started in 2018. Prior to joining UNC Health, Jordan worked in the outpatient pharmacy team at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. She is from Greensboro, NC, received her Pharm.D. from MCPHS and completed a Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of Wisconsin. Jordan has served on the Educational Steering Committee for the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers (SPPM) and as the Chair of the Section Advisory Group for Value, Quality, and Compliance. She is also currently Vice-Chair for Vizient’s Ambulatory Pharmacy Development Committee. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and playing golf.


 

Jason Simmonds, PharmD

Employee Pharmacy Coordinator

 

Dr. Jason Simmonds graduated from UNC pharmacy school in 2009.  Throughout his years in pharmacy school, he worked at CVS.  It was never his plan to work in community pharmacy, but he always seemed to have a knack for the job.  As he worked at CVS, he became a well-respected intern and during his fourth year of pharmacy school he accepted a position with CVS upon graduation.  Once he graduated, he was offered the position of pharmacy manager at the store on Hillsborough Road in Durham (near Duke…boooo!).  He had no management experience, but this was a difficult offer to turn down.  The experience was challenging to say the least!  He had to learn a lot about managing people on the fly and there were many difficulties.  Over the years he improved steadily and ran a very successful store.  However, chain retail pharmacy can take its toll.  Luckily, a job opened up at UNC and he was able to interview and get hired and started in February of 2014.  He spent is first 3 years as a staff pharmacist in the Central Outpatient Pharmacy.  When the previous lead pharmacist for the Employee Pharmacy decided to retire, he was able to transition and has been the lead pharmacist at the Employee Pharmacy since April of 2017. Jason is married to a pharmacist who works at the UNC Specialty Pharmacy and is the proud father of one daughter.  In his free time, he enjoys golf, playing video games and watching all the football and basketball he can!


Leroy Van Veld, PharmDVan Veld
Preceptor

Dr. Roy Van Veld was born in Durham, North Carolina, went to NC State for undergrad (Biology), and UNC for his doctor of pharmacy (class of 2009). He has spent his career exclusively in the retail/community setting, working for Eckerd/Rite Aid, Walgreens, and finally—since 2013—the UNC Medical Center retail pharmacies. Dr. Van Veld is currently the Pharmacy Coordinator of the Central Outpatient Pharmacy. He enjoys optimizing operations, working on quality improvement projects (“Lean”, “Kaizen”, etc), and keeping patients and personnel smiling. When he’s outside of the office and pharmacy, he enjoys trips with his 2 kids and wife, playing soccer, and mountain biking.


Amy Wiley, PharmD
Preceptor


Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4400 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

Preceptors: Kristin Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, CPP; Pooja Datt, PharmD; Adrienne Davis, PharmD; Tyler Sherrod, PharmD; Meghan Smith Simmonds, PharmD, BCPS; Mike Tilkens, PharmD, DPLA

The UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy began in 2013 as the specialty arm of UNC’s retail pharmacy services.  Originally serving only transplant, breast oncology, and leukemia patients, the SSC Pharmacy quickly grew to serve patients seen at any one of UNC’s outpatient specialty clinics as well as a large number of non-specialty, home delivery patients. As a URAC-accredited specialty pharmacy, we work closely with clinic based pharmacists and staff to provide specialty pharmacy services via telephone. Our pharmacists perform detailed patient counseling on specialty medications, assess quality of life, evaluate therapy appropriateness and effectiveness, and address medication access challenges, side effect management, and adherence issues. Technology is utilized in our dispensing operations and all prescriptions are shipped or couriered to patients’ homes. Our pharmacists are experts in their disease states and we were a finalist for the MMIT Patient Choice Award in the 2020 Health-System Category due to our excellent patient care and customer service. This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year.

The UNC SSC Pharmacy provides unique opportunities including:

  • Specialty pharmacy services in a health-system setting
  • Disease states include pediatrics, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, neurology, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory diseases, solid organ transplant, and cardiology
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Collaboration with practitioners and PBM
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Clinical service development
  • Inventory and business finance management
  • Medication assistance programs
  • Clinic experience managing cardiology patients in partnership with the REX Heart and Vascular Institute

About the Preceptors


Kristin Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, CPPBradley
Preceptor

Dr. Kristin Bradley is the Manager of Ambulatory Care Services an UNC Health – Rex. She supports the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) working in the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Clinics, Rex Vascular Specialists Clinic, and Heart Failure Clinic. Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia. She completed her PGY1 Residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy/Advocate Southeastern in Chicago, Illinois. Since completing residency, Dr. Bradley has worked as a Transitions of Care Pharmacist and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist specializing in anticoagulation, pain management, and opioid/benzodiazepine tapering before transitioning into a leadership role. Her interests include expanding ambulatory care pharmacy services, exploring innovative patient care models, cardiovascular risk reduction, and de-prescribing. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and earned her teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bradley precepts the longitudinal ambulatory patient care rotation.


Pooja Datt, PharmDDatt
Preceptor

Dr. Pooja Datt is  a Clinical Pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy.  Pooja earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as her Doctorate of Pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC.  She began her career as a community pharmacist holding various positions including Float Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, and Pharmacy Manager in the retail setting.  Pooja has also worked in the community health center setting providing pharmacy services to low-income population with a concentration in HIV.  In 2018, Pooja joined the UNC family as a Staff Pharmacist at the Central Outpatient Pharmacy before transitioning to her current role with the specialty pharmacy.  Currently she manages the Rheumatology patient population but also has experience in Gastroenterology and Pulmonary diseases.

Pooja is a native of North Carolina and enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and friends, and reading to wind down.  Her passion for pharmacy is built on the ability to share knowledge with her patients and empower them to take care control of their own health.


DavisAdrienne Davis, PharmD
Preceptor

Dr. Adrienne Davis is a clinical pharmacist at UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy. Adrienne received her bachelor of arts in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. She received her doctor of pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2021. Thereafter, she completed a PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency through UNC Esheman School of Pharmacy with UNC SSC Pharmacy as her practice site. She always had an interest in specialty pharmacy as she enjoyed learning about innovative medication therapies. She enjoyed her time so much at SSC Pharmacy that she accepted a position as a staff pharmacist after completing residency! She currently manages Adult and pediatricpulmonary (majority Cystic fibrosis), and adult gastroenterology patients. Outside of pharmacy, Adrienne enjoys spending time with family and trying new restaurants.


Tyler Sherrod, PharmDSherrod
Preceptor

Tyler Sherrod is a Production Pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy. Tyler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Science in 2007 from Florida State University. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Florida A&M University. Tyler started his career as a community pharmacist with CVS in Tallahassee, Florida. He accepted a pharmacy manager position with CVS in 2016. He moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2017 and continued working as a pharmacy manager with CVS inside Target on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Tyler transitioned to Publix Pharmacy in 2020 and transitioned to his current role at UNC Health in 2021. Tyler works with the production team in the UNC SSC Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy. Outside of pharmacy Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter exploring local parks. He also enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and relaxing at home with his family.


Meghan Smith Simmonds, PharmDSmithSimmonds
Preceptor

Dr. Meghan Smith Simmonds is a Clinical Pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy. Meghan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 2009 from North Carolina State University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2013. Meghan started her career as a clinical pharmacist in UNC’s Central Outpatient Pharmacy in 2013. Along with her responsibilities in the pharmacy, she also worked in a part-time capacity to provide MTM services for patients with Pharmacy Assistance coverage (PAP) with the CAMP program.  In 2016, she left the Central Outpatient Pharmacy to serve as the lead pharmacist with UNC’s new Skilled Nursing Facility Pharmacy, providing medications and clinical services for patients in a 110 bed rehabilitation and long term care facility.

In 2017, she transitioned to her current role with the specialty pharmacy. Currently, she manages the dermatology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric gastroenterology, and interstitial lung disease patient populations. In 2019, she earned her BCPS certification, and began working part-time in the pediatric rheumatology clinic to provide pharmacy services. In addition to expanding clinical services, Meghan also enjoys teaching, and in 2017, she and Anna created the first APPE experiences at their practice site.

Meghan is a native of the foothills of North Carolina. She currently lives in Raleigh with her husband and two cats. Outside of pharmacy, she loves to cook and travel.


Mike Tilkens, PharmD, DPLATilkens
Site Coordinator

Dr. Mike Tilkens is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at the UNC Health Shared Services Center (SSC) Home Delivery and Specialty Pharmacy.  He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the MS Program in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  He leads the clinical programming, student and residency programming, and research and outcomes work for the SSC.  He has served in leadership roles at several health-system specialty pharmacies.  Mike is a proud native of Wisconsin and is a die-hard Packers fan.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife and 3 young children.

Asheville, North Carolina
841 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804

Preceptors: Max Bible, RPh; Amy Lenell, PharmD, CLC

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The majority of the residency experience will be located in Asheville, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy/HIV Center of Excellence.  Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession.  As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services.  You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Disease state management, health, and adherence coaching for patients enrolled in The Asheville Project® and care managed at the HIV Center of Excellence
  • Collaboration with other health care providers
  • Medication therapy management programs focused on improving adherence
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and immunizations)

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement strategies
  • Community outreach and education
  • Optional teaching certificate through either UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Lab (PCL) Teaching Assistant appointment for second-year student pharmacists (PY2) with UNC Eshleman School of Pharmacy’s Asheville satellite campus
  • Preceptorship of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) learners
  • Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)

Participation in weekly patient care and practice management topic discussions with ambulatory care residents from Mission Health System and the Charles George VA Medical Center)

About the Preceptors

Max Bible, RPh
Preceptor

Max Bible is the Pharacy Manager at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 1997. Max began his professional career with James Pharmacy, an independent specializing in diabetes, in Toledo Ohio.

After moving to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy, he worked at dozens of different pharmacies across the city through a staffing service. This proved valuable in many ways:

1) Max learned that he is not funny

2) Max gained extensive knowledge about pharmacy workflow, policies, and procedures.

3) Max really enjoyed his time at Statscript (now Bioscript) Pharmacy which is an HIV Specialty Pharmacy.

He joined Walgreens in 2002 and was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2006 which coincided with a move to Asheville NC to open a new store. It was there where he was able to use what he learned from staffing to establish an efficient and friendly store. He also brought an extensive HIV/AIDS knowledge that patients soon caught on to. He started a relationship with the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) by developing a voucher program, volunteering, and giving in-services to case managers. Because of this relationship his store was selected by Walgreens to become an HIV Center of Excellence.

Besides HIV / AIDS, his practice interests also include maximizing pharmacists Medication Therapy Management opportunities, expanding community vaccinations, health testing, and mentoring and precepting pharmacy students.

Max is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. He has served as a preceptor to introductory and advanced pharmacy students from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University, LECOM School of Pharmacy, SC College of Pharmacy, and Mercer.


Amy Lenell, PharmD, CLC
Site Coordinator

Dr. Amy Lenell is the Residency Site Coordinator and a staff pharmacist at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. She attended Butler University and graduated with her PharmD in 2007. She began her career with Walgreens in Indianapolis, working as a Pharmacy Manager and coordinating IPPE, APPE and summer internship experiences for pharmacy students. She developed her love of teaching both in and out of the classroom, developing continuing education and guest lecturing at Butler University. Amy precepted the teaching-learning experience and the women’s healthelective for the PGY1 community-based residency program with Walgreens and Purdue University.

Amy has a passion for outreach in the community. In Indianapolis, this meant partnering with community organizations to develop a program to serve families with free lactation support called Well Babies. In 2017, Amy relocated to Asheville, NC to become the staff pharmacist and Site Coordinator. In this role, she also sees patients as a health coach for the Asheville Project and oversees MTM cases for 2 districts. This Walgreens is an HIV Center of Excellence and serves the community by providing harm reduction services in a truly welcoming environment.

Amy’s goal is to educate future and current pharmacists on the opportunities for clinical excellence in community practice. She is passionate about public health, MTM, women’s health, teaching/mentorship, and professional development. Amy is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and the Western North Carolina Outpatient Pharmacy Partners (WNCOPP). She also serves on the Buncombe County Health and Human Services Board. She is a preceptor for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University and Butler University.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1106 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Preceptors: Kathryn (Katie) DeVizia, PharmD

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The majority of the residency experience will be located in Chapel Hill, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy. Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession. As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services. You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

The Walgreens in Chapel Hill strives to provide innovative health-care services including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Adherence programs
  • Medication therapy management programs
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach, and education
  • Teaching experience in classroom and clinical practice settings
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure and cholesterol)
  • Research initiatives have included pharmacogenomics and Medicare Star Ratings
  • Elective experiences available in specialty pharmacy and various aspects of pharmacy management

About the Preceptor

DeViziaKathryn R. Devizia, PharmD
Site Coordinator

Dr. Kathryn DeVizia is a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Site Coordinator and Preceptor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students. She has been part of the Walgreens family for 16 years and is a proud alumni of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, She completed a Community-Based Residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She has always had a strong connection with community pharmacy. Growing up in the small town of Bakersville, she had one local pharmacy and one community pharmacist. As she had a strong interest in the sciences and in combination with love of her community, she knew pharmacy was the direction she wanted to pursue. Community pharmacy has evolved and changed significantly since those days in Bakersville. Her goal is to continue connection with her community and model such behavior for future pharmacists. Katie has interests in pursuing additional pharmacy leadership roles through preceptorship and mentoring. She is also exploring board certifications, thus giving her further opportunities within the pharmacy profession.

Outside of pharmacy, Katie is a mom to four busy boys and enjoy aspects of what builds a home and family. Her focus has shifted to investing in time well spent, whether it be trying new recipes, new home designs, family movie nights, discussing our favorite part of the day, or hustling back and forth from sports activities or art camps.

She looks forward to meeting the next generation of pharmacists and hopefully inspiring them to make their mark within the pharmacy profession.


SporlederTom Sporleder, CPhT
District Manager 

Tom Sporleder is originally from Chicago, IL and has lived in Chapel Hill, NC since 2014.  He attended Indiana University and Robert Morris College, and received my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.  He has worked in various operational roles with Walgreens for 30 years as a servant leader for his team members, and a strong advocate for his customers and patients.  Tom’s wife Kelly works in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and they have an 8-yr old daughter. In his spare time he enjoys being active outdoors with some of his favorite activities being pickleball and woodworking.

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Macary Weck Marciniak, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FAPhA
Director, PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
macary_marciniak@unc.edu