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PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

 Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) offers a one-year PGY1 Ambulatory Care pharmacy residency program. The resident will have the opportunity for direct patient care services in a variety of ambulatory practice settings, such as within provider clinics, pharmacist-run clinics, or as a part of the transitional care team. Two positions are available.

Learning Experiences

  • Typical rotations are 4-6 week blocks depending upon opportunity. 
  • Longitudinal experiences include population health, management/professional development, staffing, and research
  • Required:  Pharmacy Care Clinic, Pharmacy Care Clinic – Wilkes Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine OPD Clinic/Academia, Transitional and Supportive Care (TSC), Cardiology, Medication Strategy and Safety (MSS), Population Health
  • Elective:*  Pharmacy Care Clinic – Community, Hematology/Oncology, Ambulatory Care Management, Research, Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Infusion


Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program.  Some of the presentation experiences include:

  • Pharmacotherapy CE Program (Pharmacy  Grand Rounds)
  • Journal Club
  • Case Presentations
  • Resident/Student Learning Series
  • Rotation Inservices
  • Poster presentation at Vizient
  • Project presentation at Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)


  • Independent research project
  • Guideline/policy implementation
  • Business plan relating to starting a new service or improving an existing service
  • Rotation-specific projects as assigned


  • WFBH is a rotation site for students  from Campbell University, Wingate University, and High Point University Schools of Pharmacy
  • Precepting responsibilities are available on rotations
  • Student evaluation completed by residents for the Student/Resident Learning Series
  • A teaching certificate is offered

Leadership Development

  • Longitudinal practice management
  • Longitudinal committee participation
  • Rotation-specific committees and meetings as assigned
  • ASHP Visiting Leaders Program


  • Up to 25 hours per month
  • Frequency and location will vary based on departmental needs and educational opportunities


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Estimated stipend:  $47,500
  • Accrual of paid holiday and vacation time
  • Funding to attend professional meetings

Application Process

  • Complete application using ASHP PhORCAS
  • Submit a current CV, pharmacy school transcript, and a letter of intent
  • Please have three (and only three) references complete the reference section of PhORCAS. Please consider your choice for references carefully. We want information from people who will help us get to know you and understand how well you will succeed in our program.

Application deadline is January 1st 


Virginia G. Yoder, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, CPP
Residency Program Director, PGY1 Ambulatory Care
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 
Medical Center Boulevard 
Winston-Salem, NC  27157 

  * Elective choices subject to change based on availability



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Pharmacy Residency Program

WFBMC Department of Pharmacy

Medical Center Boulevard

Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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