PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy


The Cape Fear Valley PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency program is designed to produce a well – rounded, independent internal medicine clinical specialist by focusing on three major components: clinical service, teaching, and scholarship. The primary emphasis the residency program will be on the development of practice skills in adult internal medicine, where the resident will be expected to provide high-level patient care and education for a minimum of five months. Clinical skills and responsibilities will be continuously developed and enhanced under the mentorship of multiple preceptors. The resident will engage in teaching experiences allowing them to develop and refine communication skills and abilities as a teacher by completing teaching certificate courses offered by Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. As part of the residency training, the resident will also have an appointment as a clinical instructor with Campbell University, and will have the opportunity to teach pharmacy students in various didactic settings as well as precept students in clinical settings. The resident will participate in ongoing scholarly activities to further develop problem-solving skills and ability to interpret, generate, and disseminate knowledge.

Program Purpose

The Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) residency in Internal Medicine program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.