Welcome to the Duke University Hospital Pharmacy Residency page!

Thank you for your interest in our Residency Programs. For over 45 years our program has been training residents to become confident and competent practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges facing pharmacy practice both now and in the future. We measure our success each year through the ability of our graduates to obtain the most competitive specialty residencies, fellowships, academic, and clinical positions available. Our commitment to continued excellence guarantees that our program will only strengthen in the future.

The residency selection process is an important professional decision, an investment that will reap rewards for many years to come. We are pleased that you are interested in a Duke Residency and hope that you complete an application to our program.

Program Highlights

program highlights
  • Grand Rounds:
    • Each resident delivers 2 formal presentations per year at weekly Pharmacy Grand Rounds. Residents are mentored by clinical preceptors for content and presentation skills to develop their professional presentation skills.
  • Advanced Information Technology:
    • Duke is a historical leader in using information technology for patient care. Residents have access to a variety of electronic resources essential for providing progressive pharmaceutical care. Physicians enter their orders electronically into a computerized order entry system that prevents errors. Drug information tools, patient records, robotics, automated dispensing cabinets, smart pumps, adverse drug event monitoring software, and interfaced physician/pharmacist order entry systems are just a few key examples of clinical informatics available to support patient care. Pharmacists enjoy access to the complete electronic patient record from widely deployed clinical workstations as well as from laptop computers connected wirelessly campus-wide.
  • Interdisciplinary Education:
    • ​Pharmacy residents will have the opportunity to teach allied health professionals including medical, nursing, and physical therapy students. Residents also have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students on clinical rotations from both Campbell University and The University of North Carolina Schools of Pharmacy.
  • Nationally Recognized Preceptors:
    • ​Duke's preceptors have not only contributed to the practice of pharmacy at the local level, but have been marked as leaders in their respective fields nationally. They bring years of experience and precepting to help you grow in all aspects if your clinical practice. 
  • Research Project Support:
    • ​Our pharmacy department has established a research committee, which helps residents and pharmacists with project development, selection, protocol review, education on Redcap database building, and ongoing feedback for manuscripts. 
  • Teaching & Learning Certificate:
    • The teaching and learning certificare (TLC) program is a longitudinal program offered to all Duke residents.  The program consists of 10 monthly workshops providing didactic and interactive discussions.  Participants are assigned a mentor for the year and have numerous opportunities to teach and apply principles learned during the program.