PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in an Ambulatory Care Setting

Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) offers a one-year PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in an Ambulatory Care Setting. The resident will have the opportunity for direct patient care services in a variety of ambulatory practice settings, such as within provider clinics and pharmacist-run clinics, or as part of the transitional care team. She or he also will have inpatient and medication safety experiences to become a well-rounded practitioner. Two positions are available.

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.

Learning Experiences

  • Typical rotations are 4-8 week blocks, depending upon opportunity.
  • Required:  Pharmacy Care Clinic, Internal Medicine – Wilkes, Transitional and Supportive Care (TSC), Inpatient (choice of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, or Cardiology), Medication Strategy Center (MSC)
  • Elective:*  Community-Based Pharmacy Care Clinic, Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Infusion, Internal Medicine OPD Clinic +/- Academia, Advanced Management in Population Health, Solid Organ Transplant, Advanced Heart Failure Clinic, repeat of required 
  • Longitudinal:  Population Health, Home-Based Primary Care, Research, Medication Use Evaluation, Education +/- Teaching Certificate, Staffing
  • Concentrated:  Leadership and Management (Business Plan), Shared Medical Appointments (SMA)

* Elective choices subject to change based on availability


  • Pharmacotherapy CE program
  • Formal Journal Club and Statistics Review
  • Formal case presentation
  • Rotation assignments
  • Poster presentation at Vizient
  • Platform presentation at Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)


  • Independent research project
  • Medication use evaluation (MUE)
  • Business plan relating to starting a new service or improving an existing service
  • Rotation-specific assignments


  • Wake Forest Baptist is a rotation site for students from the schools of pharmacy at Campbell University, Wingate University and High Point University.
  • Precepting responsibilities are available on rotations.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to mentor and evaluate student presentations during the Ambulatory Care Conference and the Student Resident Presentation Series.
  • A teaching certificate program is offered.

Leadership Development

  • Residency officer and committee participation
  • Practice management opportunities
  • Rotation-specific committees and meetings as assigned
  • ASHP Visiting Leaders Program


  • Approximately 32 hours per month 
  • Frequency and location will vary based on departmental needs and educational opportunities


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend:  $47,500
  • Accrual of paid holiday and vacation time
  • Funding to attend professional meetings

Application Process

  • Complete application using American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (ASHP PhORCAS; ASHP Code 36069, NMS Code 250913).
  • Submit a current CV, pharmacy school transcript and letter of intent.
  • Three references using the reference section of PhORCAS. Please consider your choice for references carefully. We want information from people who will help us get to know you and understand how well you will succeed in our program.