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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency: Critical Care

WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Critical Care

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

The Critical Care Residency Program builds upon the core competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency, while expanding the resident's ability to provide care for complex critically ill patients.

The year will focus on the following objectives:

  • Provide exceptional patient care and unsurpassed service in a critical care 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 critical care 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)
  • Medicine ICU
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • C(V)ICU (critical care emphasis)
  • C(V)ICU (cardiology emphasis)
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • eICU
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric or Neonatal ICU
  • ICU with teaching emphasis
  • Other electives available upon request and resident interest

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • 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 one 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:

Erin (Allender) Ledford, PharmD, BCPS- AQ Cardiology, BCCCP
Cardiology Critical Care Clinical Specialist
Residency Director, PGY2 Critical Care