The postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) critical care pharmacy residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health is a 12-month full-time postgraduate program offering experience in a variety of critical care areas. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and builds upon the competencies established during PGY1 training. Our residency program is designed to enhance the resident’s autonomy and confidence in pharmacotherapy management and prepare the resident for a career as a critical care specialist. Training focuses on developing the skills necessary to manage a wide range of disease states with emphasis on evidence-based care and handling difficult critical care situations. 

Why Wake Forest Baptist? 

Our residency program offers a wide range of rotation experiences with the flexibility to customize each rotation to fit the resident’s goals. Outside of rotations, longitudinal opportunities across the health system provides the resident with experience in meaningful quality improvement projects though research, order-set and policy review, as well as medication use evaluations. 

Residents are offered extensive opportunities for teaching and precepting students. Wake Forest Baptist takes APPE and IPPE students from three local schools of pharmacy. The resident will be expected to serve as a preceptor and mentor for pharmacy learners as well as lead topic discussions throughout the year. The resident will also provide formal lectures and in-services to learners in various healthcare disciplines (medical, nursing, physician’s assistance programs). 

The practice experience component of the program consists of emergency department coverage, which allows the resident to develop emergency medical response abilities, and medical-surgical evening coverage, which provides experience triaging multiple tasks and patient care needs.

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.