Professional Practice Experiences

Precepting

Precepting students and PGY1 residents provides the PGY2 residents with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base. Wake Forest Baptist Health is a learning experience site for pharmacy students from Campbell, Wingate, and High Point Universities. Precepting responsibilities are available on many learning experiences, including in the second half of the year where the resident is the primary preceptor for a student learner on a repeat core experience.  

Teaching Certificate

At the beginning of the year, 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 their 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:

  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • 1-hour ACPE-accredited Pharmacy Grand Rounds  
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Journal club 
  • Bi-monthly pediatric pharmacy presentations
  • Platform Presentation at Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
  • Lecture to Wake Forest Physician Assistants students
  • Lecture to Campbell University School of Pharmacy students
  • Lecture to High Point University School of Pharmacy students

Projects

Residents must complete or participate in the following projects:

  • Independent research project
  • Manuscript for publication
  • Pediatric quarterly newsletter publications
  • Pharmacy volunteer at Camp Victory Junction
  • Protocol(s) development and implementation

Professional Practice Experience 

Residents are required to help fulfill the department’s staffing needs. The pediatric resident currently staffs every third weekend, one evening shift a week, and 2 holidays a year.

Scheduling

The residency schedule is designed to provide a variety of learning experiences throughout the year. Highlights include:

  • 12 one-month rotations
  • A month dedicated to learning the distribution system in the pediatric satellite pharmacy (July)
  • A full research and administration month (December)
  • Longitudinal rotations on practice management and ambulatory care