Pharmacy Residency

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Fayetteville Area


Current Residents

Dawn Battise, Pharm.D.
Johanne Bennett

I lived in Iowa my entire life, up until the start of this residency. I attended pharmacy school at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I decided to pursue a residency position during my final year of rotations, because I wanted to continue to challenge myself to develop my skills and gain further clinical experience. I enjoyed my rotations in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings, so I was looking for a program that had various opportunities in each environment.

After a five-week rotation in Chapel Hill, I looked into many programs around the area. I was attracted to this program because of the close ties with a medical residency program, electives in public health and geriatrics, and the emphasis on community service and professional development. I knew it would be a good fit after seeing the passion in many of the preceptors and staff involved in the program during my interview. I am confident that this pharmacy residency program will provide me with a well-rounded experience that will prepare me for any clinical career path in pharmacy. I am looking forward to a challenging year and gaining experience in teaching, precepting, research, and clinical pharmacist roles.



Unlike most pharmacy students, my decision to seek out residency has not always been a goal.  In 2014, I joined the Cape Fear Valley Health System pharmacy team and this experience captivated my passion for clinical pharmacy. My role at the hospital afforded me the opportunity to encounter new challenges and experiences every day. Those experiences fueled my desire to pursue a PGY1 residency and develop into a well-rounded clinical pharmacist.

The CFVH/SR-AHEC pharmacy residency program appealed to me due to the many opportunities it has to offer its residents. This program provides teaching and learning opportunities in conjunction with Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, volunteering opportunities in our community, and research opportunities.  As a PGY1 resident, I am confident that I will achieve my goals to advance my critical thinking skills, develop research skills, participate in the education of patients, students and other health care professionals, and gain the clinical knowledge needed to excel as a clinical pharmacist.  

I don’t know if I’m more excited or nervous about the year to come, but I do know that I am ready for this great experience!