PGY2 Advanced Practice Residencies

Critical Care Specialty Residency


The PGY2 Critical Care 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 accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This program builds upon the competencies established during PGY1 training. The program focuses on developing clinical, analytical, teaching, and leadership skills as it relates to the critical care 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 and organizational initiatives that focus on improving the safety and quality of patient care as it relates to critical care. 

Required Rotations

  • Orientation (2-4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine I* (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (CCU or CTS) (4 weeks)
  • MICU - Primary Preceptor Focus (5 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (AST) (4 weeks)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Education (Longitudinal)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Staffing, Nutritional Support, & Code Response (Longitudinal)
  • Research (Longitudinal)
    * If ED completed during PGY1 at WFBH, can advance to ED II

Elective Rotations

  • Cardiology (CVICU and/or advanced HF)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Nutrition Support
  • Emergency Medicine II/Toxicology
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (teaching service or MICU C focus)
  • Intermediate Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplant/Nephrology
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit
  • Management


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

  • Pharmacotherapy CE Program
  • Critical Care Grand Rounds
  • Lecture(s) to Physican Assistant program
  • Lecture(s) to Campbell or Wingate pharmacy schools
  • Journal Club
  • Pharmacy Fridays at Internal Medicine physician morning report
  • Case Presentations
  • In-services on rotations
  • Student/Resident Lecture Series presentation
  • 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 from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Departmental Preceptor Development is offered to the resident.

Teach Certificate

At the beginning of the year, the critical care 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 effecively 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 his or her own teaching. Many of the residency-required presentations qualify as experiences that help the resident complete the certificate program.


  • The resident will work MICU Clinical Weekends (currently, every 3rd weekend) and 1 weekday evening shift (3-9 pm) per month in the Emergency Department
  • Frequency will vary based on departmental needs and educational opportunities


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend: $50,000
  • Paid holiday and vacation time


    Funding to attend select professional meetings



    Former Resients (First Position After Graduation)

    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 Copley, PharmD

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

    2010-2011Kristin Griffin Welborn, PharmD, BCPS

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

    2011-2012Caity Bowers Guest, PharmD, BCPS

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

    2012-2013Sandi Rowe, PharmD

    Emergency Department Pharmacist
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon


        Kaitlin McGinn, PharmDAssistant Clinical Professor
        Auburn University - Mobile Campus
        Mobile, AL

         2014-2015 Rachel Filipek, PharmDCritical Care Clinical Pharmacist
        Massachusetts General Hospital
        Boston, MA

         2015-2016Becky Bookstaver, PharmD Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist
        Wake Forest Baptist Health
        Winston-Salem, NC

        2016-2017 Matt Watson, PharmDCurrent PGY2 Critical Care Resident
        Wake Forest Baptist Health
        Winston-Salem, NC


      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 a letter of intent.
      • Please have three (and only three) references. Complete the reference form in PhORCAS.

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

      Contact Information

            Caity B. Guest, PharmD, BCPS
            Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care
            Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine
            Practice Lead, General Medicine
            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
           Internal Medicine 
           Infectious Disease
           Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)

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