Building upon the competencies established during postgraduate year one, the program focuses on developing clinical, analytical, teaching and leadership skills as it relates to the critically ill patient. The program is individualized for each resident based on career goals, interests and previous experience.

Why Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist?

Diverse Patient Population

Atrium Wake Forest Baptist is a large health care system composed of an academic medical center surrounded by multiple community hospitals and a network of clinics. The geographic referral area for the main medical center is large, and the patient population served is diverse and medically complex. The hospital is a Level 1 Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Transplant Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Burn Center and has an attached pediatrics hospital (Brenner Children’s).

Comprehensive Training

The residency program offers a wide range of rotation experiences with the flexibility to customize each rotation to fit the resident’s goals and interests. Longitudinal opportunities include quality improvement and research projects, order set and policy review, medication use evaluations, code blue and code stroke response, conducting independent clinic visits in the ICU Recovery Clinic, precepting PGY1 residents and students from three different schools of pharmacy, lecturing to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff and departmental committee involvement.

The practice experience component of the program consists of emergency department, acute care and critical care coverage, which allows the resident to develop experience triaging multiple tasks and patient care needs in a variety of practice environments.

Academic Team Environment

As a preeminent academic medical center in North Carolina, patient care services at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist are staffed by multidisciplinary teams composed of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and dieticians, among others. There is a long-standing history of integrated pharmacy services, with pharmacists serving as key members of the patient care team. The academic environment affords optimal learning opportunities for pharmacy residents.

Hear from our current and past residents about their experience in the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program.