Dismiss Modal

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency: Cardiology

WakeMed PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Cardiology

Note: WakeMed PGY2 Cardiology program is not actively recruiting for the 2024-2025 residency year

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 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, 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 or virtual interview. Interview structure may vary from year to year.

Number of Positions: 1

Rotations & Required Activities

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation (new hires only)
  • General Cardiology (new hires only)
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Anticoagulation
  • CVICU (cardiology emphasis)
  • Clinical Administration 
  • Cardiology with Teaching Emphasis

Elective Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology Transitions of Care
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Longitudinal Rotations: 

  • Administration & Practice Management
  • Cardiology Ambulatory Care
  • Optional teaching certificate program
  • Research
  • Service as a decentralized clinical pharmacist
    • Every 3rd weekend
    • 1 major and 1 minor holiday
    • Approximately 7 additional service days throughout the year

Additional Required Activities:

  • Complete and present a residency research project at a conference
  • Formal mentorship program
  • Leadership series
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education program


  • Estimated stipend $51,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid days off (PDO) = 14 days
  • Travel allowance to attend professional meetings

Application Information

Questions? Contact:

Caitlin Akerman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist
Residency Director, PGY2 Cardiology

Let us know you stopped by!

Please fill out our WakeMed Residency Interest Form if you would like to receive emails about upcoming WakeMed Pharmacy Residency Recruitment events.