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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency: Cardiology

WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Cardiology

The PGY2 Cardiology Residency at WakeMed Health & Hospitals is an ASHP-accredited program that provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in cardiovascular pharmacy practice.

The Cardiology Residency Program builds upon the core competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency while expanding the resident's ability to provide care for complex cardiovascular patients.

The resident will focus on the following objectives:

  • Provide exceptional patient care and unsurpassed service in a cardiology setting
  • Critically evaluate published literature to create and redesign evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic regimens
  • Provide drug information and identify opportunities to contribute to the body of medical literature
  • Develop leadership and practice management skills within and outside of the employing institution
  • Participate in clinical research, medication use evaluations and performance improvement projects focused on cardiology pharmacotherapy
  • Develop collaborative relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary patient care team
  • Identify opportunities to improve patient and/or provider quality and safety
  • Provide experiential training and/or education to health care professionals
  • Present research and/or provide education at a professional conference


Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy

  • Licensure/eligibility for licensure in North Carolina
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited or ASHP-candidate status post-graduate year one pharmacy practice residency
  • Exceptional knowledge, communication skills, and leadership qualities

Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.

Number of Positions: 1

Rotations & Required Activities

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation (new hires only)
  • General Cardiology (new hires only)
  • Heart Failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Anticoagulation
  • CVICU (cardiology emphasis)

Elective Rotations:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Transitions of Care
  • Cardiology with Teaching Emphasis
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Administration
  • Other electives available upon request and resident interest

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Cardiology Ambulatory Care
  • Teaching Experience
  • Administration & Practice Management
  • 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
  • Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education program


  • Estimated stipend $50,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid days off (PDO) = 14 days
  • Travel allowance to attend professional meetings

Application Information

Questions? Contact:

Janna Beavers, PharmD, BCPS- AQ Cardiology
Cardiology Clinical Specialist
Residency Director, PGY2 Cardiology