PGY-1 Residency

WFBMC offers a one-year, ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency that is designed to provide a broad range of experiences in a progressive environment committed to pharmaceutical care and education. We strive to help our residents achieve their full potential as clinicians, educators, and individuals. Four positions are available each year.


Flexibility allows residents to tailor their experiences to meet their individual interests and career goals.

• Seven 6-week rotations
• Drug Information is the only required rotation
• Remaining 6 rotations are selected from a list of 20 electives
• All rotations precepted by outstanding clinical specialists
• Ambulatory care and practice management are longitudinal experience integrated throughout the year.

Click here for a complete list of rotations and preceptors


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

  • Pharmacotherapy CE Program  
  • Pharmacy Student Lecture  
  • Journal Club  
  • Case Presentations 
  • Inservices on rotations 
  • Project Presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference  
  • Poster Presentation at UHC                  


By precepting students, residents will refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base.  WFBMC is a rotation site for students primarily from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate School of Pharmacy (approximately 135 student months per year).

  •  A teaching certificate is offered 
  •  Precepting responsibilities available on most rotations 

Special resident oncologyProjects

  • Independent research project
    • Pharmacist and physician mentoring
    • Many projects are presented at national meetings and published
  • Drug usage evaluation
  • Guideline/policy implementation 


  •  Every 5th weekend, one 4-hour evening shift per week, on 7-hour evening shift every 5th week     


  • Comprehensive benefit package 
  • Estimated stipend: $43,000
  • Paid holiday and vacation time 
  • Funding to attend professional meetings   
  • Covered parking is provided 

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline is January 1st  
  • Approximately 25 applicants will be selected for an onsite interview 

Application Process

PGY-1 Residency

Applications will be submitted online using ASHP Phorcas.  
Instructions for Phorcas application submission:

In the Personal Statement/letter of intent section, please submit an essay that addresses the following issues:

a) What are your goals for a pharmacy practice residency and how does our program meet these goals?
b) Describe any research experience or training, special projects, or scientific work you have completed as well as any notable professional accomplishments you have achieved. 
c) What do you think is the largest obstacle facing Pharmacy Practice today?
d) What personal interests do you have outside of pharmacy?  

(Please do NOT submit an additional “letter of intent”)  

Please submit 3 reference letters. Please have your references fill out the Phorcas reference form and cut and paste a “letter of reference” in the supplemental documentation section. Please consider your choice for references carefully. We want information from people who will help us get to know you and understand how well you will succeed in our program.    

In general, these people tend to write helpful letters:
Preceptors for clinical rotations (these are usually the best)
Clinical faculty that facilitate clinical problem solving courses
Faculty/administrators, organizational advisors, employers – if you have done a particular project with them &/or they know you well.

In general, these people tend to write unhelpful letters:
College administrators (eg, Deans, Assistant Deans)
Family/personal friends

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

Contact Information

      James R. Beardsley, PharmD, BCPS
      Assistant Director of Pharmacy
      Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
      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 Residency Program

WFBMC Department of Pharmacy

Medical Center Boulevard

Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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