Critical Care Specialty Residency


The purpose of the PGY-2 Critical Care residency is to train residents to provide pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients and to achieve a distinguished career as a critical care clinical pharmacist. Upon completion of the program, the pharmacist will be prepared to provide specialized pharmaceutical care in a health system and/or clinical academic setting.

Clinical experiences

Clinical experiences are available in each of the following patient populations:

  • Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Trauma Intensive Care
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Burn Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Acute Pain/Palliative Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU 


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

  • 12, one month rotations
  • In July, the resident will spend time learning the distribution system in the Critical Care Satellite
  • December will be left open as a research and administration month
  • 2 months of Medical ICU & 1 month of Cardiothoracic Surgery are required
  • Remaining 7 rotations are selected from the list of 17 electives above
  • All rotations precepted by qualified clinical pharmacists


Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program.  Presentation opportunities include:

  • Pharmacotherapy CE Program
  • Journal Club
  • Case Presentations
  • Staff Development presentations
  • In-services on rotations
  • Project Presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference
  • Presentation at a national meeting such as ASHP Midyear, ACCP, or SCCM.


  • By precepting students, the critical care resident will have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base.
  • WFBMC is a rotation site primarily for students from Campbell University and Wingate Schools of Pharmacy.
  • Precepting opportunities available on many rotations


The critical care resident will complete:

  • a minimum of one independent research project
  • a manuscript for publication                  


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend: $45,000
  • Paid holiday and vacation time
  • Funding to attend professional meetings
  •  Covered parking is provided
  • Former Residents


    Residency Year


    Position After Graduation

    2004 – 2005


    Amanda Fuller, PharmD

    CHEMPACK and SNS Coordinator for the State of North Carolina, NC Public Health Preparedness and Response
    Raleigh, North Carolina 

    2005 – 2006


    Abbie Crisp Williamson, PharmD, BCPS

    Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Heart Center, WakeMed Health & Hospitals,
    Raleigh, North Carolina 

    2006 – 2007


    Kimberly Clark, PharmD, BCPS

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care, Co-director Critical Care Specialty Residency, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center,
    Greenville, South Carolina 

    2007 – 2008


    Todd Miano, PharmD, BCPS

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Surgical Intensive Care Unit, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

    2008 – 2009

    Rebecca Simons, PharmD, BCPS

    Assistant Professor in Critical Care Department of Pharmacy Practice, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
    Texas A&M Health Science Center
    College Station, Texas 

    2009 – 2010


    Amy Kendrick, PharmD, BCPS

    Medical Intensive Care Unit Decentralized Pharmacist
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston Salem, North Carolina 

    2010-2011Kristin Griffin, PharmD

    Neurosurgery/Neurology Critical Care
    Decentralized Pharmacist
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    2011-2012Caity Bowers, PharmD

    General Medicine/Intermediate Care Pharmacist
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Winston Salem, North Caroline

    2012-2013Sandi Rowe, PharmD

    Medical Intensive Care Unit Decentralized Pharmacist
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    2013-2014   Kaitlin McGinn, PharmDCurrent PGY2 Resident, WFBMC


Application Requirements

  • Applications will be submitted online using ASHP Phorcas.  Use THIS LINK to learn more about Phorcas.
  • Application deadline is January 1st
  • If selected, an onsite interview is required

Contact Information and Application Submission

      Catherine A. Pierce, PharmD, FCCM
      Pharmacy Clinical Specialist for Critical Care
      Critical Care Specialty 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)
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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