PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health is a 12-month full-time ASHP accredited postgraduate training experience based within the Wake Forest Baptist Health System. Building upon the competencies established during postgraduate year one, the program focuses on developing clinical, analytical, teaching and leadership skills as it relates to the internal medicine patient. The program is individualized for each resident based upon his or her goals, interests, and previous experience. 

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.

Program Design

  • Core internal medicine rotations that build upon one another and focus on different practice settings such as teaching services, hospitalist services, and community hospital setting
  • Variety and flexibility for elective rotations
  • Unique longitudinal experiences in medication strategy and transitions of care
  • Teaching certificate offered (if not previous completed) 

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • 5 internal medicine rotations (1-month rotations)
    • Teaching service/co-preceptor focus (2 consecutive months)
    • Hospitalist focus
    • Community hospital focus (Lexington)
    • Teaching service/primary preceptor focus
  • Transitions of care
  • Critical care (if not previously completed as PGY1 pharmacy resident)
  • 1 medicine selective rotation
    • Cardiology, neurology or nephrology (+/-  transplant)

Elective Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases (Antimicrobial Support Team, HIV Clinic, and/or ID consults)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology (CVICU or Advanced Heart Failure)
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology 
  • Oncology
  • Medical Intensive Care 

Presentations

  • Grand Rounds (Pharmacotherapy CE Program)
  • Journal Club 
  • Statistics Pearl
  • Lecture(s) to Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
  • Morning Report to medical residents
  • Lecture(s) to Campbell University, Wingate University or High Point University schools of pharmacy 

Precepting

Numerous opportunities exists for the PGY2 resident to develop preceptor skills by serving as co-preceptor or primary preceptor to P4 students and PGY1 residents. WFBH is a rotation site for students from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. The resident also serves as a mentor to P4 students through Student/Resident Lecture Series and Residency Prep Seminars.

Practice Experience

The resident will work primarily general medicine clinical weekends in addition to clinical weekday evenings.

Former Residents (First Position After Graduation)

  • 2015-2016 – Julie Dattero
    General Medicine Pharmacist, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2016-2017 – Julie Carrington
    General Medicine Pharmacist, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2017-2018 – Laura Lemens
    Clinical Pharmacist, University of Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD
  • 2018-2019 – Emily Moose
    Current PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefit package 
  • Estimated stipend:  $52,000 
  • Paid holiday and vacation time 
  • Funding to attend select professional meetings
  • Free on-site parking

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline is January 1st 
  • Onsite interviews will be granted for select applicants

Application Process

Questions about the application process can be directed to Dr. Caity Guest at cbowers@wakehealth.edu

Contact Information

Caity B. Guest, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
336.713.3435 cbowers@wakehealth.edu