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.
Strategy & Safety and Ambulatory Care are the only required rotations
6-week rotations selected from a list of 19 electives
management is a longitudinal experience integrated throughout the year
rotations precepted by outstanding clinical specialists
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
- Independent research project
- Pharmacist and physician mentoring
- Many projects are presented at national meetings and published
- Drug usage evaluation
- Guideline/policy implementation
- Currently: every 3rd
weekend plus one 3-hour evening shift per week
- Comprehensive benefit package
- Estimated stipend: $43,000
- Paid holiday and vacation time
- Funding to attend professional meetings
- Covered parking is provided
What makes us unique?
Although we are very proud of our program’s creative structure and our department’s innovative practice, what really makes us special is our people!
- Application deadline is January 1st
- Approximately 25 applicants will be selected for an onsite interview
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 have three (and only three) references complete the reference form in
Phorcas. 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 email@example.com.
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)
Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)