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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 Residents (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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        Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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