Internal Med./Infectious Diseases/Academics

Residency Programs

PGY2 - Adult Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Academics

The primary objective of this specialty residency program is to prepare role-model practitioners/educators for entry into academic clinical pharmacy practice positions.  A major focus of this program will be to prepare the resident to function effectively as a clinical faculty member by emphasizing patient care, service, teaching (clinical & didactic), scholarly activity, and research.  After completion of this residency, the graduate will be capable of; 1) establishing a practice site in internal medicine/infectious diseases; 2) establish a teaching service for pharmacy students and residents; 3) prepare and present didactic lectures and seminars; and 4) conduct scholarly research activity.  Through participation in the program components of clinical practice, teaching, didactic course work, experiential training, and clinical research over a one-year period, the resident will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to assume a clinical faculty position within a school of pharmacy.

2015 will mark the 17th year of the program.  Past residents have obtained positions in academia and clinical practice at Campbell University, Wingate and Oklahoma Schools of Pharmacy, Duke Medical Center, Moses Cone Health System, VAMC Portland, Oregon, Wake Med Health System and Carilion Healthcare as well as positions in industry.  Our residents have published articles in major medical and pharmacy journals and had their research presented at national meetings.

Training Site

The primary training site for this program is Duke University Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. The resident will have an appointment with the Department of Pharmacy, where access to all medical center resources will be available.  Additional training is also conducted at the Durham VA Medical Center. The resident will also have an academic appointment as Instructor at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Program Components

The resident will participate in various activities designed to enhance competency and understanding in the areas of service, teaching and scholarly activity.
The service component consists of patient care rounds with one of the general medicine teams for a minimum of 4 months.  The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to the patients and medical team, as well as serve as primary preceptor for two Campbell Doctor of Pharmacy students each month.  Additional clinical time will be spent with the ID consult service (General ID, Transplant ID etc), ID Clinic (HIV), and elective rotations (Medical Intensive Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, etc.).

Teaching activities will consist of clinical precepting on the internal medicine and ID consult services.  Didactic teaching experience will be obtained through participation in therapeutics, infectious diseases and literature evaluation courses at Campbell.  Additional instruction and certification in the essentials of effective clinical and didactic teaching will be provided.  At the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the resident will participate on various committees, participate in faculty and department meetings and retreats, and assist the preceptors in course coordination.


Scholarly activity and research are essential components of a successful academic/clinical career.  The resident will undertake at least one major research project and complete a minimum of two manuscripts.  The resident will have the opportunity of presenting his/her research at the Southeastern Conference for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education and Research or other national meetings.  Additional opportunities will be available for scholarly activities as well as courses on research design, methodology, and statistics.  Many opportunities will be available for the resident to deliver seminars to local, state and national organizations.

Benefits

The following benefits are available for the resident; 10 vacation days, educational & professional leave, sick leave, healthcare, pager, office space and computer support, audiovisual and library facilities.

Qualifications

The applicant must be a highly motivated pharmacist who desires to obtain advanced education and training leading to an enhanced level of professional practice and an eventual role as an academic clinical practitioner/educator.  Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited program and (preferably) a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency.  The applicant must be a citizen of the United States and should be eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina.

The program runs from July 1 to June 30 (flexible starting date).  Stipend is approximately $44,000.  Additional funding is available for travel and un-sponsored research.

Program History

The residency was established in 1998 and to date 16 residents have finished the program. The positions received by the residents upon completion of the residency program are as follows:

  • Beatriz (Luna) Makuhli, PharmD, BCPS, Former faculty, Wingate School of Pharmacy
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Dodds-Ashley, PharmD, MHS, BCPS, Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Mary L. Townsend, PharmD, AAHIVP, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Melanie Pound, PharmD, BCPS, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Scott Pope, PharmD, National Director SafetySurveillor (TM) Premier, Inc.
  • Rebekah Arthur Grube, PharmD, BCPS
  • Winter Gibbs, PharmD, BCPS, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
  • Michelle S. Turner, PharmD, BCPS, Moses Cone Health System
  • Megan Goodwin, PharmD, BCPS, Carillion Healthcare
  • Kimberly J. Tamura, PharmD, Portland VA, Oregon
  • Dustin T. Wilson, Pharm.D, BCPS, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Shannon L. Holt, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist, WakeMed Health Center
  • Stuart K. Pitman, PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Steven W. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Paul DiMondi, PharmD, BCPS, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, WakeMed Health Center
  • Justin R. Spivey, PharmD, BCPS, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Program Faculty

The primary preceptors for this residency are Richard H. Drew, Pharm.D., MS, FCCP and Mary L. Townsend, Pharm.D., AAHIVP.  Dr. Drew is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell and Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) Duke University School of Medicine. He maintains an active clinical practice in internal medicine and infectious diseases and is involved in clinical research. Dr. Townsend is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell.  She maintains an active clinical practice in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Durham VA Medical Center and is also involved in clinical research.

Application Process

To apply for the residency, submission of the following information is required:

The deadline for receiving your application material is no later than January 5, 2015.  After review, qualified applicants will be notified so they can arrange an on-site interview.

For additional information contact:

Richard H. Drew, PharmD, MS, FCCP
Professor, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Office: (919) 681-6793
Fax: (919) 681-7494
richard.drew@duke.edu