Professional Practice Experiences

Precepting

Precepting students and PGY1 residents provides the PGY2 resident with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base. Wake Forest Baptist Health is a rotation site for pharmacy students from Campbell, Wingate, and High Point Universities. Precepting responsibilities are available on many rotations.

Teaching Certificate

At the beginning of the year, if they have not completed one previously, residents have the opportunity to enroll in a teaching certificate program sponsored by the Department of Pharmacy. This program is intended to develop the resident’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach effectively 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. 

Presentations and Conferences

Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program. Some of the presentation experiences include:

  • Disease State Topic Discussions
  • Drug Class Presentations
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club Online for State or National Organization
  • Case Presentations
  • Staff Development Presentations
  • Didactic lectures at Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant program 
  • Poster Presentation at a National Meeting

Projects

Oncology residents are mentored by pharmacy preceptors as they complete these requirements:

  • Independent research project with a manuscript ready for publication
  • Drug monograph completion for presentation at Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee. Residents will also take minutes for the monthly oncology subcommittee of P&T.
  • Medication use evaluation 
  • Treatment plan review and build for use in the Wake Forest Baptist electronic medical record system

Professional Practice Experience

Residents are required to help fulfill the department’s staffing needs in both the inpatient chemotherapy satellite and the infusion pharmacy for clinic. Each resident will staff every 3rd weekend and 2 holidays as well as one evening clinical shift each week.