Pharmacy Residency Programs

The PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs at WakeMed provide residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners.

Our Current Residents

About our Pharmacy Services

The pharmacy department provides decentralized clinical services to all inpatients and works collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses throughout the institution to provide care to patients with a diverse range of clinical problems. WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers a blend of both structured teaching services with medical residents from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and medical students from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as multidisciplinary rounding services. Services with traditional medical teaching rounds include internal medicine, general pediatrics, and pediatric ICU. Services with multidisciplinary rounds include cardiothoracic ICU, cardiovascular ICU, cardiovascular intermediate care/heart failure, antimicrobial stewardship, and hospital acquired infection prevention rounds.

WakeMed Health & Hospitals has strong relationships with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and offers over 100 rotation months per year. This affords residents the opportunity to engage in teaching and precepting responsibilities on many rotations throughout their year.

PGY1 Program

The WakeMed PGY1 program 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.

PGY2 Programs

WakeMed’s three PGY2 residency programs build upon the core competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency, while expanding the residents’ ability to provide care for complex patients.

  • The WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program is an ASHP-accredited program that provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in a cardiovascular pharmacy practice.
  • The WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program is an ASHP-accredited program that provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in a critical care pharmacy practice.
  • The WakeMed Health & Hospitals PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in infectious diseases pharmacy practice and antimicrobial stewardship.