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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.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

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
  • 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
  • Research

Additional Required Activities:

  • Complete and present a residency research project at a 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