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

WakeMed's PGY1 program offers a competitive stipend, comprehensive benefits package, accrued paid days off, and administrative leave to attend conferences.


  • 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

Rotations & Required Activities

Required Rotations:

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

Elective Rotations:

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

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
  • Leadership series

Required Materials Submitted via PhORCAS:

  • Pharmacy school transcripts directly from school
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Standard PhORCAS references


    Shannon Holt, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
    Infectious Disease Pharmacy Specialist
    PGY1 Residency Director