PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.


The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist will provide specialized pharmacy training in a diverse emergency medicine setting. Our aim is to train highly qualified and motivated pharmacy residents to become the pharmacotherapeutic experts of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team. This one-year program will prepare the resident to practice evidence-based medicine and be able to make sound decisions for the large variety of cases that present to the emergency department in both our adult and pediatric patient populations. As the largest healthcare provider in the region, the resident will have plenty of opportunities to practice at the top of their license surrounded by highly trained and highly qualified emergency medicine and critical care pharmacy, and physician preceptors.

Why Wake Forest Baptist?

Our residency program offers a wide range of rotation experiences with the flexibility to customize each rotation to fit the resident’s goals. Outside of rotations, longitudinal opportunities across the health system provides the resident with experience in meaningful quality improvement projects though research, order-set and policy review, as well as medication use evaluations.

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 healthcare disciplines.

The practice experience component of the program consists of emergency department coverage, which allows the resident to develop emergency medical response abilities, and medical-surgical evening coverage, which provides experience triaging multiple tasks and patient care needs.