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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency: Infectious Diseases

The WakeMed Health & Hospitals PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in infectious diseases pharmacy practice and antimicrobial stewardship.

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 excel in the care of patients with infectious diseases in any setting. Excellence will be achieved by completing the following objectives:

  • Provide exceptional patient care and unsurpassed service in a infectious diseases 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 infectious disease 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
  • Prepare the resident to accept a position within an acute care or non-tenure track faculty setting
  • Present research and/or provide education at a professional conference

WakeMed Health & Hospitals Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) was established in 2009. The ASP covers 3 acute care facilities, 3 free standing emergency departments, 1 inpatient rehabilitation center, and primary care clinics. The ASP is a multidisciplinary group that includes an infectious diseases physician, infectious diseases pharmacist, microbiologists, infection preventionists, clinical nurse specialists, and physicians. It is led by the Medical Director of Occupational Health and Infection Prevention, Christopher Ingram, MD. WakeMed ASP has several interdisciplinary rounding services including: Antimicrobial Stewardship - 3 days a week; and Clinical Microbiology - one day a week.


  • 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

The resident will have 9 required one month rotations depending on their previous experiences and interests. Rotation selection will be tailored to the resident’s past experience and career goals. The resident will also provide pharmacy services in the Wake County Health Department (WCHD) HIV Clinic by completing a one month ambulatory care rotation with a focus in HIV followed by 2 half days a month for the rest of the year in the WCHD HIV clinic. The resident will participate in the WakeMed Allergy Assessment Team longitudinally 1 half day per week. The resident will serve on interdisciplinary committees including the Antimicrobial Stewardship P&T sub-committee and Sepsis Taskforce Committee.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship I
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II
  • Infectious Diseases with a teaching focus
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Ambulatory Care with focus in HIV
  • Administration and technology
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine with a teaching focus
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine ICU
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Critical Care ICU
  • Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.

Longitudinal Rotations: 

  • HIV Ambulatory Care
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • 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 regional 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:

Alison Orvin, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Residency Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education | UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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