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 a PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for specialized positions, advanced patient care and academia, along with board certification, if available.

An additional purpose of the PGY2 medication use safety and policy program is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice to prepare the resident for a leadership opportunity in implementing system changes that improve safety, quality and appropriateness of the medication use process. The resident will receive extensive training in safe medication use practices and process improvement while working alongside a team of individuals focused on patient safety within the health system and enterprise. The resident will also contribute to improved medication use processes through formulary management and the creation of medication use policies. The resident will have the opportunity to implement the initiatives developed. The resident will also have exposure to pharmacy operations, shortage management and regulatory compliance, as they are all critical areas of medication use safety and policy. 

Why Wake Forest Baptist?

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is an academic medical center within the larger Atrium Health organization. This residency allows experiences and connections across a multi-state organization. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in safety and quality initiatives to improve medication use processes and demonstrate the high quality of care provided at the organization. Elective rotations are offered to give unique experiences in application of medication safety and policy across the patient care continuum.

Residents are offered extensive opportunities for teaching and precepting students. Atrium Health 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.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is in the beautiful Ardmore Historic District in the City of Winston-Salem, NC. Also known as “City of the Arts”, Winston-Salem was rated by Business Week as the seventh best city in the nation for business growth and quality of life. Winston-Salem is on the edge of the Appalachian Mountain foothills, one hour from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and about three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Questions about the program?

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If you would like to ask questions, please reach out to Jennifer Noped at jnoped@wakehealth.edu.