Professional Practice Experiences

Presentations and Conferences

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

  • Grand Rounds/Continuing Education presentation
  • Lecture(s) to Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
  • Noon Conference presentation to medical residents
  • Critical Care Grand Rounds presentation to ICU house staff
  • Disease state topic discussions
  • Journal clubs at least monthly
  • Opportunities for poster/platform presentations at national and international meetings


Numerous opportunities exist for the PGY2 resident to develop precepting skills by serving as co-preceptor or primary preceptor to pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a rotation site for students from Campbell University, Wingate University and High Point University Schools of Pharmacy.


The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency resident will be mentored throughout the completion of an independent research project with a manuscript ready for publication. The resident will work through the formation of a project protocol, defend methods to the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Research Committee, IRB submission, data collection and analysis and development of a manuscript.

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.

Practice Experience

  • Weekday clinical staffing ~1 evening shift per week (4 hours each)
  • Weekend Emergency Department/evening ICU staffing ~1 in every 3 weekends (17 total)
  • Weekday adult Code Blue coverage