An Integral Part of Learning

A PGY1 resident will work as staff at Cape Fear Valley Health System in the impatient pharmacy every third weekend. Additionally, the resident will work in the inpatient pharmacy intermittently throughout the residency. The resident will receive time off to compensate for this service component. The resident is also required to provide volunteer pharmacy services at The CARE Clinic (a free health clinic) one evening per month.

Teaching Opportunities

During the CFVHS/SR-AHEC residency, the resident will serve as a co-preceptor for pharmacy students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Campbell University and Wingate University Schools of Pharmacy. The resident also has opportunities to teach a variety of health care professionals (pharmacists, physicians, medical residents, nurses) at other venues (i.e. staff education seminars, noon conference, continuing education programs). The PGY1 resident will attend seminars to earn a teaching certificate in collaboration with Fayetteville State University.

Research Component

The resident will design and complete a practice-related project under the guidance of a project preceptor. Project results are to be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference or a comparable conference held in the spring.

Other Opportunities

The CFVHS/SR-AHEC PGY1 resident will serve as facilitator in the PY2 and PY3 Pharmaceutical Care Labs at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. The resident will facilitate lab activities to include problem solving, IV admixture training, and device demonstrations. The resident will evaluate and provide feedback to the students regarding achievement of core competencies.


The salary for the CFVHS/SR-AHEC PGY1 resident is competitive. The resident will receive medical and dental benefits through the CFVHS benefits program at an affordable cost. The CFVHS/SR-AHEC PGY1 resident receives 10 days of personal time, 10 days for SR-AHEC holidays, and 6 days for travel to local, state, and national conferences. The resident also receives a professional fund to help cover expenses to the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Annual Convention, ASHP Midyear Meeting or equivalent national pharmacy meeting, Southeastern Residency Conference, or equivalent, and other meetings.