WFBH offers a one-year, ASHP-accredited PGY1 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
Please view 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 Grand Rounds
- Pharmacy Student Lecture
- Resident/Student Seminar Series Presentations
- Journal Club
- Case Presentations
- Rotation Inservices
- 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. WFBH is a rotation site for students primarily from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate School of Pharmacy (approximately 190 student months per year).
- A teaching certificate is offered
- Precepting responsibilities available on most rotations
- Residents mentor and evaluate students as part of weekly Residency/Student Seminar Series
- 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 evening shift every 3 weeks
- Comprehensive benefit package
- Estimated stipend: $45,000
- 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!
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?
The essay should be in 12-point font and no more than 2 pages long.
(Please do NOT submit an additional “letter of intent”)
Please have three (and only three) references complete the reference section of
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
Application deadline is January 1st. Approximately 25 applicants will be selected for onsite interviews.
Questions about the application process can be directed to Dr. Beardsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency Program Director Information
James R. Beardsley, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Director
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)
Community Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)
Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)
Advanced Pratice Specialty (PGY2)
Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)