Accreditation granted to Ambulatory Care residency program

The Campbell University/Benson Area Medical Center (PGY2 Ambulatory Care) Pharmacy residency program has been granted Accredited status from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

This achievement is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of Beth Mills (’98 PharmD), residency director and clinical assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice.

“This accreditation validates the faculty, practice site, quality patient care, and services provided at the Benson Area Medical Center residency site,” said Dr. D. Byron May, chair of Pharmacy Practice. “We are all very excited and proud of Dr. Mills and this accomplishment.”

“This adds a second ASHP Accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at CPHS, which is a testament to the strength of the Ambulatory Care faculty as a whole. Dr. Beth Mill’s residency at Benson Area Medical Center and Dr. Steve Fuller’s and Dr. Amber McLendon’s residency at Cary Healthcare and Glenaire, are excellent examples of CPHS partnering with primary and long-term care practices to provide clinical patient care and education to students and residents.”

This residency program is unique. It is in a rural setting and is not connected with a hospital. These aspects can be a challenge when seeking accreditation. “The residency program at Benson Area Medical Center is held to the same high standards and expectations as if we were in a metropolitan environment and affiliated with a major medical institution,” said Dr. Mills. “Our residents are able to specialize in rural healthcare and learn how to meet the patient ‘where they are’ and treat them accordingly.”

CPHS Residency Programs and Fellowship

CPHS offers and partners to provide PGY1 and PGY2 residencies and a population health management fellowship. These relationships provide faculty and students diverse environments and opportunities to enhance clinical, research, teaching, and critical thinking skills to meet the demands and changes in the pharmacy profession.