The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and the PGY1 pharmacy residency program to develop clinical pharmacists in the specialty of infectious diseases. Residents who successfully complete this ASHP-accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification. The resident will be able to function in both the inpatient setting (hospital) as well as the ambulatory care setting (ID clinic or OPAT service). Residents are also prepared to work in an academic setting if desired.
Required rotations include immersive experiences in different areas of infectious diseases. Flexibility allows residents to tailor their experiences to meet their individual career goals
Required Learning Experiences: 36 weeks total
8 weeks each, typically two 4-week experiences in each half of the residency year:
ID Consult-B Service (critically ill or immunocompromised patients)
Antibiotic Support Team - stewardship service
2-4 weeks each:
ID Consult-A Service (general ID, orthopedic infections)
Academia (in association with High Point University)
Professional Practice Experience (PPE)
Elective Learning Experiences: 12 weeks total
BMT/Stem Cell Transplantation
Pediatric ID Consult Service
Solid Organ Transplantation
Home Infusion Pharmacy/OPAT
One or more additional experiences in the core ID service
Pharmacy Grand Rounds (CE Program)
Project presentation and abstract submission to an ID conference
Multiple lecture opportunities
Wake Forest Baptist Health is a rotation site for students from three pharmacy schools in North Carolina
Co-precepting opportunities include fourth year pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
Lectures to Wake Forest ID fellows, WFU Physician Assistant students, High Point University students
If not completed during PGY1 year, residents have the opportunity to enroll in our teaching certificate program
The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy resident will be mentored in the conduct of an independent research project. The resident will work with a research advisor and team to develop a protocol, submit an application to IRB, implement study procedures and data collection, analyze data to formulate results, and author a manuscript suitable for publication.
Comprehensive benefits package
Estimated stipend: ~$57,000
Paid holiday and vacation time
Funding to attend an ID conference, typically ID Week
Check out our website for more information. If you are interested in a virtual PPS-like 1:1 session in December, please contact John Williamson by email@example.com.
We are also hosting a virtual information session on Dec 12th at 6pm EST. You may sign up at www.wakehealth.edu/about-us/training-programs/pharmacy-residency.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, eligibility for licensure in the state of North Carolina or currently licensed in the state, and successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.
About Wake Forest Baptist, a part of Atrium Health
Wake Forest Baptist, a part of Atrium Health, is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, NC. Our two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary care hospital- that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, four community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education. The organization admits approximately 60,000 inpatients each year, its emergency rooms have approximately 187,000 visits each year, and has close to 2 million outpatient visits at all ambulatory and outpatient departments.
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, WFBMC is a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma and burn centers. The Medical Center consists of an adult inpatient care facility, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Emergency Departments for both adult and pediatric patients, and large outpatient care facilities. Through these resources the hospital... provides acute care to both adult and pediatric patients throughout the western region of North Carolina. WWFBMC is affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
Over 350 pharmacists, technicians, and leaders provide comprehensive pharmacy services spanning the continuum of care across multiple patient populations. WFBMC has a long history of clinical excellence and innovation in pharmacy practice. Today the department provides decentralized clinical services to more than 47 inpatient services and a variety of ambulatory clinics. Pharmacists and technicians partner to ensure safe transitions of care during patient admission and discharge and assist patients in accessing pharmaceutical care. In the ambulatory setting the Department of Pharmacy has community and specialty outpatient services as well as home infusion. Graduate Pharmacy Education consists of eleven residency programs, an internship program, and learning experiences for three schools of pharmacy in North Carolina.