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Pharmacy internship

Careers Pharmacy internship

The Novant Health Pharmacy internship program offers second-year pharmacy students opportunities to experience pharmacy services in a large healthcare system. The training provided can help students develop critical skills that support professional development and pharmacy leadership. Interns who complete the program will be well-positioned to excel during advanced pharmacy practice rotations in acute care, ambulatory care and community pharmacy spaces. Participants can also gain invaluable experiences that increase marketability for post-graduate selection in a pharmacy residency program.

During the program, interns interact with pharmacists to provide direct patient care each day. Pharmacy interns will also gain insights into pharmacy management by participating with administrative leaders on collaborative projects or departmental initiatives. Interested pharmacy interns will have the potential to complete mini rotations with experienced pharmacists in unique settings such as infusion centers and specialty pharmacy clinics.

Christy Ciccarello, PharmDChristy Ciccarello, PharmD, MHA
VP of Clinical Pharmacy Services

Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPSGift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS
System Manager Pharmacy Educational Programs

Andrea Parker ReedAndrea Reed, PharmD, BCPS
Sr. Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services

Core experiences
Medication listing
Discharge counseling
Prescription discharge
Vaccination administration
Medication therapy management
Medication safety and regulatory compliance
Process improvement project
Community service activities
Bedside medication delivery
Medication synchronization
Shadowing experiences: inpatient, clinic, community, infusion, oncology, specialty
Program Schedule
Hours: 40 per week
Duration: 10 weeks (May to July)
* Potential for two-year commitment after concentrated summer program (beginning in August).
Eligibility Requirements
Active enrollment in an ACPE accredited School or College of Pharmacy and completion of 2nd year curriculum
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on pharmacy school coursework
Ability to complete 400 hours during summer (typically May-July), and availability to fulfill a potential commitment, up to two years
Preferred experiences
Hospital or community pharmacy experience
Pharmacy technician (CPhT certification and/or NC BOP registration
Additional Skills Required
Ability to drive/travel to multiple locations as needed
Meet physical examination standards and requirements


Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from local and national businesses (pending eligibility).
On-site parking provided free of charge.
Professional development
Ample opportunities to participate in various CE and residency educational activities.
Additional items
Computer access is provided.
Access to online and hospital libraries.

Intern experiences vary by inpatient, outpatient or community setting.
Note: Pharmacy interns may be required to travel between the facilities for certain learning experiences.


Application information

Interested applicants should complete an application below, and email cover letter and CV to Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS. Please submit your application no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline

March 22, 2019

Primary site location applications

Forsyth Medical Center
Winston Salem Healthcare
Presbyterian Medical Center


Program Manager
Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS
System Manager, Pharmacy Educational Programs
Phone: (336) 277-0306