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Duke Regional Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency Program


Duke Regional Hospital, in association with Duke Medicine, offers a residency program in general pharmacy practice.

The residency program is designed to train a selected, highly motivated and highly qualified pharmacist so that they are prepared to assume a clinical pharmacist position in a health care facility or advanced residency or fellowship in an area of pharmacy practice or research.

The resident shall be responsible for drug therapy outcomes as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team and will have the ability to educate other professionals and patients about medications.

Program Overview

The residency program at Duke Regional Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).

Please note our match number of 133113.

The residency program consists of a 12-month period of training in many aspects of pharmacy practice and provides the basic foundation for quality clinical practice. The program is flexible in that it will adapt to the needs of the individual resident.

The program is of a general clinical nature and is integrated with computerized physician order entry (CPOE), centralized unit dose, IV additive, and computer-assisted distribution systems.

The resident will train in the areas of general medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, nutrition support, peri-operative medicine and administration. Additional learning opportunities exist in the areas of surgery, infectious disease, anticoagulation, geriatrics and pain/palliative care, pediatrics (off-site) and cardiology (off-site).

In the past, a limited number of local off-site experiences have been arranged with the approval of the residency director, pharmacy director, and preceptors in specific interest areas.

The program consists of four- or six-week rotations and longitudinal experiences that encompass many different areas of pharmaceutical care.

To Apply

To apply for the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, please complete and submit the following required materials through the PhORCAS system by the first Friday in January:

  • Basic Demographics
  • Verified Transcripts
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent (Please include your top three ranked interest areas of pharmacy practice within this cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Recommendations (a minimum of three (3) recommendations are required, at least two (2) of which should be from a clinical preceptors)

Upon receipt of your application, qualified individuals will be invited for an on-site interview. This will provide you the opportunity to see our hospital, meet the program director and present resident, and get know some of our staff and preceptors.