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WakeMed PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

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WakeMed PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY-1 program at WakeMed Health & Hospitals is an ASHP-accredited program that builds on (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

This 12-month postgraduate training experience is designed to develop the following core competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Advancing practice and Improving patient care
  • Leadership & management
  • Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge

WakeMed's PGY-1 program offers a competitive stipend, comprehensive benefits package, accrued paid days off, and administrative leave to attend conferences.

Program Start Date: June 20, 2016


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • Licensure/eligibility for licensure in North Carolina.
  • Exceptional knowledge, communication skills, and leadership qualities.

Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview


Required Rotations

  • Adult Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Drug Information
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety (longitudinal)
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology (2nd month)
  • Critical Care (Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Pediatrics/Neonatal)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Infectious Disease
  • Psychiatry
  • Technology
  • Transitions of Care

Additional Required Activities:

  • Complete and present a residency research project at a conference
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Complete Medication Use Evaluation(s)
  • Present an ACPE-approved continuing education program
  • Clinical staffing duties 4 shifts a month

How to Apply


To apply, visit and click on "Employment at WakeMed" > "External Candidates" and search by title for "Pharmacist, Resident."

Required Materials Submitted via PhORCAS:

  • Pharmacy school transcripts directly from school
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Learn More


Contact Ryan Tabis, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Internal Medicine
Residency Director, PGY-1




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