Our program follows the accreditation standards set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). It provides in-depth training on core practice concepts in critical care and broad exposure to a variety of critical care practice settings.

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy and have successfully completed an ASHP-accedited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or have equivalent experience. Please contact the RPD to discuss equivalent experience prior to application. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in North Carolina.

The PGY2 Program includes the following rotation experiences as listed below:


The following eight months are required:

  • Orientation
  • Medicine ICU
  • Trauma/Surgery ICU
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric or Neonatal ICU
  • Cardiac and Vascular Surgery ICU or Neuro Surgical ICU
  • Research


Four months in any of the following:

  • Any required experience
  • Nutrition
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Disease Consults
  • Heart Failure/Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Transplant
  • Nephrology Consults
  • Second Shift Critical Care


  • Scholarship
  • Residents will complete a longitudinal research project in addition to a medication use evaluation during the residency year.  Projects are designed to answer discrete clinical questions and produce results suitable for presentation and publication.  A month long rotation experience is incorporated within the residency year to aid in project completion.
  • Teaching
  • Completion of a teaching certificate program through UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is available for residents not completing this experience during their PGY1 year.. Teaching activities include precepting students and a variety of didactic experiences including lectures in the Critical Care Elective at Campbell University College of Pharmacy, Trauma Grand Rounds, Pharmacy Grand Rounds, Continuing Education for the Eastern NC Region, and inservices to medical and nursing staff.‚Äč
  • Practice Management
  • Residents work in conjunction with pharmacy administrators on a variety of initiatives throughout the pharmacy department and institution. These include medication initiatives for safety and cost savings and opportunities related to interdisciplinary committee involvement.

  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Pharmacy practice experiences include staffing according to needs of the department and average to approximately one 8-hour shift per week. This typically involves one weekday evening shift per week