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WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Cardiology

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WakeMed/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program: Cardiology

The PGY-2 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.

The Cardiology Residency Program builds upon the core competencies achieved during a PGY-1 residency while expanding the resident's ability to provide care for complex cardiovascular patients.

The resident will excel in the care of complex cardiovascular patients in any setting. Excellence will be achieved by completing 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
  • Prepare the resident to accept a position within an acute care or non-tenure track faculty setting

Program Start Date: July 5, 2016


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Licensure/eligibility for licensure in North Carolina
  • Completion of a 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

How to Apply

Application Deadline: December 30, 2015

To apply, click and search by title for "Pharmacist, Resident - PGY-2 Cardiology."

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Required Materials Submitted via PhORCAS:

  • Pharmacy school transcripts directly from school
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Rotations & Required Activities

Required Rotations

  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Care – Step Down
  • Transitions of care (longitudinal)
  • Critical Care Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • Anticoagulation
  • Emergency Department

Elective Rotations

  • Heart Failure (second month)
  • Cardiovascular Care - Step Down (second month)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (second month)
  • Critical Care Cardiology (second month)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Preceptor/Teaching Skills Development

Additional Required Activities

  • Complete and present a residency research project at a conference
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Complete Medication Use Evaluation(s)
  • Present one ACPE-accredited continuing education program
  • Clinical staffing duties (32 hours/month)

Questions? Contact:

Erin (Allender) Ledford, PharmD, BCPS- AQ Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care Cardiology
Residency Director, PGY-2 Cardiology




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