The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

An additional purpose of the PGY2 cardiology program is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice within cardiology that meets the needs of acute care and ambulatory cardiovascular patients.

Why Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist?

The foundation of the PGY2 Cardiology Residency is based in rotations in the acute care setting. The program offers experiences in the cardiac ICU as well as the cardiovascular surgery ICU. Residents will take care of our heart transplant and LVAD patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Elective rotations are offered to give an additional experience in any of the required cardiology rotations or other hospital services to supplement the care of cardiology patients.

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 health care disciplines, including a lecture at the PA school and a CE presentation to pharmacists.

The practice experience component of the program consists of inpatient or emergency department coverage, which allows the resident to develop patient care skills across the spectrum of care areas.

Questions about the program?

Zachary Peter Klick

Talk with us!

Please reach out to Zach Klick via email to set up an informal virtual session for information about the program.

Zach Klick, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCCP, CPP
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology
1 Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157