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
  • Burn Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Acute Pain/Palliative Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU 


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

  • 12, one month rotations
  • December will be left open as a research and administration month
  • One month of Medical ICU, one month of Surgical ICU, & one month of Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship are required
  • Remaining 7 rotations are selected from the list of 15 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
  • Lectures to Physician Assistant program and local pharmacy schools
  • 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 rotations


The critical care resident will complete:

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


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend: $47,000
  • 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

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

    2010-2011Kristin Griffin, PharmD, BCPS

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

    2011-2012Caity Bowers, 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, PharmDCurrent PGY2 Critical Care Resident
        Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
        Winston-Salem, NC


      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

            Kristin Griffin, PharmD, BCPS
            Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist
            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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