NC PHARMACY PROGRAMS

1. PHARMACY (PharmD) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

2. PHARMACY (PharmD) POST-GRADUATE EXPERIENTIAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

3. PHARMACY (PharmD) POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

4. PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS

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PHARMACY (PharmD) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The doctorate of pharmacy degree (PharmD) is a professional degree similar to the Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) for physicians.

The educational program includes a minimum of two years of required prerequisites and four years of professional coursework. Graduates of six-year accredited programs must pass an examination given by the State Board of Pharmacy to become licensed. Pharmacists then can gain post-graduate training in pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, and other specialty areas.

Campbell University School of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 1090
Buies Creek, NC 27506
800-334-4111
www.campbell.edu/pharmacy

University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy
Beard Hall, Room 117
CB #7360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-966-1121
www.pharmacy.unc.edu

Wingate University
School of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 3087
Wingate, NC 28174
704-233-8331
www.wingate.edu

Many colleges and universities offer pre-pharmacy concentrations to satisfy the two years of required prerequisites. Contact the school you plan to attend for your final four years to ensure that the courses offered in the pre-pharmacy concentration will satisfy PharmD requirements.

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1.	Pharmacy Fellowship Training ProgramPHARMACY (PharmD) POST-GRADUATE EXPERIENTIAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

1. Pharmacy Graduate Year 1 and Year 2 (PGY1 and PGY2)

Pharmacists gain post-graduate residency training in acute care and ambulatory care (primary care). Following that residency, focused training in one area such as pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, and other specialty areas is available.

In the state of North Carolina, there are 32 PGY1 and 26 PGY2 programs offering advanced training and support. To find information on all pharmacy residency programs within the United States, please visit the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) at www.ASHP.org.

2. Pharmacy Fellowship Training Program

A fellowship-training program is a two-year experiential opportunity that allows the pharmacist to continue to apply clinical skills and to become independent as an expert practitioner. In addition to clinical knowledge, the fellow must complete several research projects that improve patient care at the institution.

Healthcare institutions such as health-systems, Schools of Pharmacy, or industry may fund fellowship-training programs.

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PHARMACY (PharmD) POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

National certification may be granted to pharmacists who take an exam offered by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. This exam has requirements that must be met and also has requirements that must be maintained after one has passed the exam. The areas of national certification and recognition include pharmacotherapy, nutrition support, nuclear medicine, and oncology with other areas under development. Additionally, additional testing and demonstration of knowledge may gain added qualifications for certification in specific areas such as cardiology and infectious diseases.

  • National certification is denoted by these initials following the pharmacist’s name: BCPS (Pharmacotherapy), BCNP (Nutrition Support), BCOP (Oncology), etc.
  • National certification in anticoagulation is noted as BCAP (board certified in Anticoagulation Pharmacotherapy).

Certificate Programs are offered to practicing pharmacists looking to expand their knowledge of specific disease states. These programs focus on new didactic coursework, testing, and demonstration of knowledge through case presentations of actual patients. Most certificate programs cover diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, etc. Each certificate program must meet national ACPE standards and are generally approved for 2 years. After the time runs out, new coursework and retesting are required to maintain this level of practice excellence. Recently, information technology certificate programs have been developed for those who are responsible for large computer systems in hospitals and are most likely specific to that one system. Providers of certificate programs include state and national organizations, including AHEC and schools of pharmacy.

Please see AHEC within North Carolina or a school of pharmacy for additional details.

North Carolina Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) Program
The Boards of Pharmacy and Medicine approved a more enhanced and independent practice for pharmacists who work alongside physicians and develop a protocol approach to managing patients with various chronic diseases. To become a CPP, both the pharmacist and physician must submit a collaborative protocol to the Boards for review and acceptance. This program allows the pharmacist to practice in a situation similar to the Physician Assistant and the Nurse Practitioner within North Carolina. To obtain more information on this opportunity, please see the NC Board of Pharmacy website (www.ncbop.org).

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS

Educational programs for pharmacy technicians are offered at community colleges and vary from one to two years of study. Both clinical training and classroom courses are included.Tech Program

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-1921
www.asheville.cc.nc.us

Brookstone College
424 Gallimore Dairy Road
Greensboro NC 27409
336-668-2627
www.brookstone.edu

Brookstone College
10125 Berkeley Place Drive
Charlotte NC 28262
704-547-8600
www.brookstone.edu

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-362-7000
www.cfcc.edu

Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-455-1221
www.coastalcarolina.edu

Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-4131
www.cravencc.edu

Davidson County Community College
P.O. Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293
336-249-8186
www.davidsonccc.edu

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
919-536-7200
www.durhamtech.edu

Fayetteville Technical Community College
P.O. Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-678-8400
www.faytechcc.edu

Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-723-0371
www.forsythtech.edu

Guilford Technical Community College
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282
336-334-4822
www.gtcc.edu

Johnston Community College
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-3051
www.johnstoncc.edu

Nash Community College
P.O. Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252-443-4011
www.nashcc.edu

Southeastern Community College
P.O. Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472
910-642-7141
www.southeastern.cc.nc.us
Awards in collaboration with Bladen, Brunswick, James Sprunt, and Robeson Community Colleges

Vance-Granville Community College
P.O. Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536
252-492-2061
www.vgcc.edu

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-866-5000
www.waketech.edu

Wayne Community College
P.O. Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533
919-735-5151
www.waynecc.edu

Some pharmacy technician programs are offered in collaboration with other schools. If the community colleges near you are not included in this listing, contact Admissions to determine whether they have affiliate status with another college. If so, you will be able to complete many classes locally before traveling to the affiliated school.

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