PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in an Ambulatory Care Setting

Wake Forest Baptist Health 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 or pharmacist-run clinics or as part of the value-based care and transitional care team as well as inpatient and medication safety experiences in order to become a well-rounded practitioner. Two positions are available.

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.

Learning Experiences 

Required Learning Experiences are built as 2 main longitudinal blocks in order to provide the resident continuity of care and to allow the residents to progress over a longer period of time in their clinical decision making. 

  • Pharmacy Care Clinic: a hospital-based, pharmacist-run, chronic disease state management clinic providing services for anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco cessation, asthma, COPD, and medication management.  This is a resident-run clinic schedule that is separate from the preceptor schedule.
  • Downtown Health Plaza: an outpatient hospital clinic that provides service to the uninsured and under insured community in Forsyth County.  The resident will participate in the Care Plus program (hospital discharge clinic that includes transitions of care, medication access, and education), annual wellness visits, group diabetes education, and anticoagulation services. • Medical Resident Clinic: based either in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine clinic where an embedded pharmacist provides services including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, opioid use, and annual wellness visits.
  • Population Health: hybrid of Value-Based Care and Transitional and Supportive Care services that include: facility to home transitions, Palliative Care, Indigent Care, Mobile Clinic, home visits, and care gap closure.
  • Transitional Inpatient Rounding Experience (TIRE): provides medication education and hospital discharge services to adult and pediatric inpatients that are high-risk for readmission. The resident will also follow-up via telephone post-discharge to troubleshoot medical/medication issues and/or close care gaps.
  • Behavioral Health: a combination of inpatient rounding and outpatient clinic experiences in the adult and pediatric population.
  • Medication Safety and Strategy: where the resident will complete their medication use evaluation (MUE), protocol update, administration project, and medication safety requirements. 

Electives: 6 week block experience from one of the following choices: 

  • Rural Health: embedded pharmacist providing chronic disease state management and value-based care at Internal Medicine – Wilkes or Internal Medicine – Catawba physician offices.
  • Internal Medicine Resident Clinic: embedded pharmacist providing chronic disease state management +/- academia opportunities.
  • Internal Medicine Multi-Specialty Clinic: embedded Specialty Pharmacist assisting providers in a variety of outpatient specialty services, such as rheumatology, osteoporosis, hepatitis,neurology, and infusion.
  • Ambulatory Specialty Clinics: comprised of Stroke Clinic, Pulmonary Clinic, Preventative Cardiology Clinic and Acute Heart Failure Clinic.
  • May also repeat a core learning experience.

Schedule Example

PGY1 Pharmacy - Ambulatory Resident Schedule Example

Pharmacy Residency Ambulatory Care Schedule Example


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


  • Independent research project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Administration project
  • Rotation-specific assignments


  • Wake Forest Baptist is a rotation site for students Campbell University, Wingate University and High Point University Schools of Pharmacy
  • 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


  • Every other Saturday + one weeknight shift per week 


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

Application Process