Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency

WFBMC offers a one-year Infectious Disease residency designed to provide experiences in all areas of ID pharmacotherapy. An emphasis is placed on clinical practice and antimicrobial stewardship. One position is available each year. This residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).


Flexibility allows residents to tailor their experiences to meet their individual career goals. The residency year is divided into eleven 1-month rotations (plus orientation). An example year is provided below:ID Resident Photo

  •  Two 1-month rotations in each of the following core services
    (6 months total)
    --ID Consult Service
    --ID Specialty Clinic
    --Antibiotic Support Team 

  •  Microbiology research (1 month)
  •  Clinical research (1 month) 
  •  Choice of three electives (3 months total)
    ID Resident Lab Photo--Medicine Intensive Care Unit
    --Solid Organ Transplant
    --Pediatric ID Consult Service
    --General Surgery/Surgical ICU
    --Blood Marrow Transplant
    --Internal Medicine
    --One or more additional months in the core ID services listed above 


Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program. Anticipated presentation experiences include:

  • 1-hour NC CE-accredited program 
  • Journal club 
  • Case conference presentation 
  • In-services on rotations 
  • Project presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference 
  • Lecture to the first year Physician Assistant School class 
  • Lecture to Campbell University School of Pharmacy students (Oncology elective course)

Teaching Certificate Program

At the beginning of the year, the ID resident will have the opportunity to enroll in a teaching certificate program sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Pharmacy.  This program is intended to develop the resident’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach effectively in a wide variety of settings. The certificate program also aims to enhance the resident’s ability to provide constructive evaluations as well as incorporate feedback into their own teaching. Many of the residency-required presentations qualify as experiences that help the resident complete the certificate program.


By precepting students, the ID resident will refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base.

  • WFBMC is a rotation site for students from Campbell University and Wingate Schools of Pharmacy. 


The resident will complete two independent research projects: 1) a clinical project for which IRB application and approval is generally required, and 2) a microbiology research project. Publication of both projects is encouraged. Either poster presentation at an appropriate conference or formal manuscript preparation is acceptable.


  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Estimated stipend: $45,000
  • Paid holiday and vacation time  
  • Covered parking provided 

Former Residents (first position after graduation from PGY-2 ID residency) 



Carmen Faulkner, PharmD

ID Specialist, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC

2004-2005Heather H. Cox, PharmDID Specialist, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
2005-2006Brandon Bookstaver, PharmDClinical Assistant Professor, University of SC Columbia SC Campus
2006-2007Ashley Herring, PharmDID Specialist, Emory-Crawford Long, Atlanta,GA
2007-2008Hannah Palmer, PharmDID Specialist, St. Luke's Episcopal, Houston, TX
2008-2009Linsey Hocker, PharmDAssistant Professor, East Tennessee State University,  Johnson City, TN
2009-2010Whitney Jones, PharmDAntimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
2010-2011David Cluck, PharmDAssistant Professor, East Tennessee State University,  Johnson City, TN
2011-2012Rebekah Wrenn, PharmDClinical Pharmacy Manager/ Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator, CJW Medical Center, Richmond, VA
2012-2013Kate Denney, PharmDID Specialist, OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
2013-2014Kristina Rokas, PharmDCurrent PGY2 resident, WFBMC



Application Process


Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS), a recruiting event that occurs each year in conjunction with the ASHP Midyear Meeting. As part of PPS, preliminary interviews of qualifying candidates are conducted. After careful evaluation, 5-8 candidates are invited to participate in an on-site interview process at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC). These candidates will be ranked according to the rules and regulations of the ASHP matching process. Candidates who reside locally may travel to WFBMC for a preliminary interview, but only if not participating in PPS. This application process is only relevant in years when an early commitment from a PGY-1 resident at WFBMC has not been obtained.      

Contact Information

John C. Williamson, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE
Clinical Coordinator, Infectious Diseases
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Dept. of Pharmacy
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27157

An index of our residency programs are located below:
Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1)
Advanced Pratice Specialty (PGY2)
     Critical Care 
     Infectious Disease
Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)

Quick Reference

Pharmacy Advanced Practice Infectious Diseases
John Williamson, PharmD
PGY-2 ID Residency


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