Professional Practice Experiences


Precepting students and PGY1 residents provides the PGY2 resident with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a rotation site for pharmacy students from Campbell, Wingate, and High Point Universities. Precepting responsibilities are available on many rotations.

Teaching Certificate

At the beginning of the year, if they have not completed one previously, 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 his or her 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:

  • Disease State Topic Discussions
  • Drug Class Presentations
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Case Presentations
  • Staff Development Presentations
  • Poster Presentation at a National Meeting


Investigational Drugs and Research residents are mentored by pharmacy preceptors as they complete these requirements:

  • Independent research project with a manuscript ready for publication
  • Medication use evaluation 
  • Treatment plan review and build for use in the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist electronic medical record system

Professional Practice Experience

Residents are required to help fulfill the department’s staffing needs in both the Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy and the inpatient chemotherapy satellite. Each resident will staff in the IDS Pharmacy one day every two weeks and will be part of the on call rotation for IDS for the second half of the residency. Each resident will staff in the chemotherapy satellite every 3rd weekend and 3 holidays, as well as one evening clinical shift each week.