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PGY2 Advanced Practice Residencies

Critical Care Residency Program


The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health is 12-month full-time ASHP accredited postgraduate training experience based within the Wake Forest Baptist Health system. Building upon the competencies established during postgraduate year one of training, the program focuses on developing clinical, analytical, teaching, and leadership skills as it relates to the critical care patient. 

Program Design

  • Extensive opportunities in a variety of critical care areas
  • Flexibility for elective rotations
  • Unique longitudinal experiences in ICU recovery clinic, code response, and medication strategy
  • Teaching certificate offered (if not previous completed)
  • Year-long committee participation 

Required Rotations

  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Trauma Intensive Care
  • Neurosciences Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology (CCU, advanced heart failure, or cardiothoracic surgery) 
  • MICU – Primary Preceptor Focus 
  • Infectious Diseases (Antimicrobial Support Team and/or ID consults)
  • Surgical Intensive Care

Elective Rotations

  • Cardiology (CCU, advanced heart failure, or cardiothoracic surgery)
  • Nutrition Support
  • Emergency Medicine II/Toxicology
  • Medical Oncology Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases (Antimicrobial Support Team and/or ID consults)
  • Solid Organ Transplant 
  • Burn Intensive Care
  • Leukemia 
  • Grand Rounds (Pharmacotherapy CE Program)
  • Journal Club 
  • Statistics Pearl
  • Lecture(s) to Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
  • Morning Report to medical residents
  • Lecture(s) to Campbell University, Wingate University or High Point University schools of pharmacy
  • Critical Care Grand Rounds


Numerous opportunities exists for the PGY2 resident to develop preceptor skills by serving as co-preceptor or primary preceptor to P4 students and PGY1 residents. WFBH is a rotation site for students from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. The resident serves as a leader for resident Code Response Educational Workshop (CREW).The resident also serves as a mentor to P4 students through Student/Resident Lecture Series and Residency Prep Seminars.

Practice Experience

  • The resident will work MICU clinical weekends 
    • Frequency will vary based on departmental needs and educational opportunities (currently, every 5th weekend)
  • The resident will also work one clinical weeknight approximately every 2 weeks


  • Comprehensive benefit package 
  • Estimated stipend: $52,000 
  • Paid holiday and vacation time 
  • Funding to attend select professional meetings
  • On-site free parking

Former Residents (First Position After Graduation)

Residency Year


Position After Graduation

2004 – 2005

Amanda Fuller, PharmD

CHEMPACK and SNS Coordinator for the State of North Carolina
NC Public Health Preparedness and Response
Raleigh, North Carolina 

2005 – 2006

Abbie Crisp Williamson, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Heart Center
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Raleigh, North Carolina 

2006 – 2007

Kimberly Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care, Co-director Critical Care Specialty Residency
Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center 
Greenville, South Carolina 

2007 – 2008

Todd Miano, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Surgical Intensive Care Unit
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2008 – 2009

Rebecca Simons, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor in Critical Care Department of Pharmacy Practice, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College Station, Texas 

2009 – 2010

Amy Kendrick Copley, PharmD

Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Kristin Griffin Welborn, PharmD, BCPS

Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, North Carolina


Caity Bowers Guest, PharmD, BCPS

General Medicine/Intermediate Care Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, North Caroline


Sandi Rowe, PharmD

Emergency Department Pharmacist
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon


      Kaitlin McGinn, PharmD

      Assistant Clinical Professor
      Auburn University - Mobile Campus
      Mobile, AL


       Rachel Filipek, PharmD

      Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
      UMass Memorial Medical Center
      Boston, MA


      Becky Bookstaver, PharmD 

      Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacist
      Wake Forest Baptist Health
      Winston-Salem, NC


      Matt Watson, PharmD

      Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist II, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA


      Josh Arnold 

      Current PGY2 Critical Care Resident
      Wake Forest Baptist Health
      Winston-Salem, NC 



      Application Requirements

      • Application deadline is January 1st
      • Onsite interviews will be granted for select applicants

      Application Process

      • Applications will be submitted online using ASHP PhORCAS.
      • Please submit a current CV, pharmacy school transcript, and a letter of intent.
      • Please have three (and only three) references. Complete the reference form in PhORCAS.

      Questions about the application process can be direct to Dr. Caity Guest at

      Contact Information
      Caity B. Guest, PharmD, BCPS
      Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care
      Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine
      Medical Strategy Specialist
      Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
      Medical Center Boulevard 
      Winston-Salem, NC  27157




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