Pharmacy Residency Programs: PGY-2 Critical Care


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Upon completion of this residency program, residents will be prepared to practice as critical care clinical specialists in a Level 1 Trauma Center with a focus in Medical, Neurosciences and Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care.

Residency Rotation Requirements

PGY-2 goals and objectives are achieved over a 12 month period. As a teaching and research-based hospital, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting is emphasized throughout the year in addition to residency project research. Flexibility in the length and amount of elective rotations allows the resident to tailor this program to their specific needs.

Clinical Rotation Requirements

The following requirements in service, management and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents’ overall knowledge and skill to become clinically and professionally competent critical care practitioners upon completion of the program. Residents will achieve ASHP goals, objectives and activities through participation in the following rotations:

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  • Surgical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
  • Medical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety
  • Longitudinal
    • Research Project
    • Committee Participation
    • Book Club and Journal Club
    • Lectures/ In-service
    • Staffing in MICU and SICU
    • Microbiology Lab Experience
    • Professional Meeting Attendance
    • Code Coverage
    • Teach/ Mentor/ Precept

Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Poison Center/ Toxicology
  • Neonatal ICU/ Pediatric ICU/ Pediatrics
  • Burn Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrology
  • Neurocritical Care/ Stroke

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Opportunities, Expectations and Requirements

Residents will participate and contribute in clinical leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional critical care specialist development, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in journal club meetings and book club discussions to enhance residents’ understanding of critical care topics and primary journal article review
  • Teaching and precepting of pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) and PGY-1 pharmacy residents on critical care rotations
  • Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to enhance teaching skills. Lectures are given to hospital, pharmacy and interdisciplinary staff as requested
  • Preparation and distribution of pharmacy publications and interdisciplinary professional drug information updates as requested
  • Attendance and participation in at least one hospital committee

Critical Care Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Longitudinal residency project research activities are as noted below:

  • Submission of completed project in written format
  • Presentation of project in poster format
  • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format at regional or national meeting


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Jon Jancik, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Pharmacist - Critical Care
PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director