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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at WakeMed Health & Hospitals is an ASHP-accredited program that builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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


  • 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

Number of positions: 4

Rotations & Required Activities

Rotational experiences for the PGY1 residency program are designed to provide our residents with a broad exposure to pharmacy practice and patient populations. Notably the PGY1 residency program at WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers a wide variety of rotations and flexibility in scheduling.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Drug Information & Medication Safety
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Rotations:

  • Critical Care (Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Pediatrics/Neonatal)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Infectious Disease
  • Palliative Care Medicine
  • Other electives available upon request and resident interest.

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Teaching Experience
  • Service as a decentralized clinical pharmacist

Additional Required Activities:

  • Complete and present a residency research project at a regional conference
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Complete Medication Use Evaluation(s)
  • Present an ACPE-approved continuing education program
  • Leadership series


  • Estimated stipend $47,500
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid days off (PDO) = 14 days
  • Travel allowance to attend professional meetings

    Application Information


    Mollie Grant, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Critical Care
    Residency Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Program