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PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency


The PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) is a 12-month full-time postgraduate training experience based within the WFBH health system. The program is currently in pre-candidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This program builds upon the competencies established during postgraduate year one (PGY1) training. The program focuses on developing clinical, analytical, teaching, and leadership skills as it relates to the internal medicine patient. The program is individualized for each resident based upon his or her goals, interests, and previous experience. Residents will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 residents and pharmacy students and to provide education programs. Residents will be involved in departmental or organizational initiatives that focus on improving the safety and quality of patient care as it relates to internal medicine.


  • Flexibility to tailor the year to the resident's interests and career goals
  • Internal Medicine rotations that build upon each other and focus on different practice settings such as teaching services, hospitalist services, and community hospital setting
  • Longitudinal experience in Medication Strategy Center and Population Health Management

Required Rotations

  • 5 Internal Medicine Rotations (1-month rotations)
    • Teaching service/co-preceptor focus (2 consecutive months)
    • Hospitalist focus
    • Community hospital focus (Lexington)
    • Teaching service/primary preceptor focus
  • Transitions of Care
  • Critical Care (if not previously completed as a PGY1 pharmacy resident)
  • 1 Medicine Selective Rotation
    • Cardiology, neurology, or nephrology (+/- transplant)
  • Management (2-week rotation)

Elective Rotations

  • Ambulatory care
  • Cardiology (CVICU or advanced heart failure)
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious diseases (AST, HIV clinic, and/or ID consults)
  • MICU
  • Intermediate Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine


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

  • Pharmacotherapy CE program
  • Lecture (pharmacotherapy) to Physician Assistant program
  • Journal Clubs
  • Case Presentations
  • Pharmacy Fridays at Internal Medicine Physician Morning Reports
  • In-services on rotations
  • Student/Resident Lecture Series presentation
  • Poster Presentation at UHC


By precepting students and PGY1 residents, the opportunity exists for the PGY2 resident to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base.  WFBH is a rotation site for students from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate School of Pharmacy.  Departmental Preceptor Development is offered to the resident.

Teaching Certificate

At the beginning of the year, the Internal Medicine resident will have the opportunity to enroll in a teaching certificate program sponsored by WFBH 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.


  • The Resident will primarily work General Medicine Clinical Weekends with the potential to alternate with MICU Clinical Weekends
  • Frequency will vary based on departmental needs and educational opportunities (currently, every 3rd weekend)

Former Residents (First Position After Graduation)

  • 2015-2016 - Julie Dattero
    General Medicine Pharmacist, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2016-2017 - Julie Carrington
    Current PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend: $50,000
  • Paid holiday and vacation time
  • Funding to attend select professional meetings

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline is January 1st
  • Onsite interviews will be granted for select applicants

Application Process

  • Applications will be submitted online using ASHP PhORCAS
  • Please submit a current CV, pharmacy school transcript, and letter of intent.
  • Please have three (and only three) references. Complete the reference form in PhORCAS.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Dr. Caity Guest at

Contact Information

Caity B. Guest, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine

Practice Lead, General Medicine

Medical Center Boulevard

Winston-Salem, NC 27157

(336) 713-8881











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