Wake Forest Baptist Health offers a one-year PGY2 Pediatric residency designed to provide experiences in all areas of pediatric pharmacotherapy. An emphasis is placed on clinical practice and professional development. One position is available each year. This residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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.

Key outcomes of training in this program include:

  • Provide pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients through participation on interdisciplinary teams to ensure safe, effective and appropriate medication therapy.
  • Develop professional and interpersonal skills to become a confident, competent and caring practitioner.
  • Provide education effectively to health care professionals, trainees, patients and caregivers.
  • Develop skills to perform clinical and in vitro research as it applies to the care of pediatric patients.
  • Manage multiple aspects of a contemporary pharmacy practice.

Why Wake Forest Baptist?

Patient Care Opportunities

Wake Forest Baptist is a health care system composed of an academic medical center surrounded by multiple community hospitals and a network of clinics. The geographic referral area for Wake Forest Baptist is large, and the patient population served by Wake Forest Baptist is diverse. Brenner Children’s hospital is a Level I trauma center, has a Level IV NICU, and includes over 30 subspecialties. This means the PGY2 Pediatric resident will gain experience managing a wide array of pediatric disease states, ranging from the newborn nursery to adolescent care and everything in between.

Comprehensive Training

The Wake Forest Baptist PGY2 Pediatric residency provides training experiences in all major pediatric practice areas. Whether it’s the PICU or in an ambulatory setting such as the Value-Based Care Managed Medicaid learning experience, the resident will gain the skills needed to take on any pediatric role and an understanding of all aspects of pediatric patient care. This comprehensive training helps ensure the resident gets their preferred job after graduation.

Academic Team Environment

As a preeminent academic medical center in North Carolina, patient care services at Wake Forest Baptist are staffed by multidisciplinary teams composed of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and learners. There is a long-standing history of integrated pharmacy services at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Physicians value input from pharmacists and respect their contribution to patient care. The academic team environment affords optimal learning opportunities for the PGY2 Pediatric resident.

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.