PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
General Description of PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Temple University School of Pharmacy
The mission of the TUSP residency program in critical care is to develop competent pharmacists professionally equipped to serve as clinical pharmacy specialists in critical care and prepare residents to become clinical faculty members. This residency program has an emphasis on building didactic and clinical teaching skills that will be achieved through completion of multiple teaching experiences.
The resident will participate in direct patient care activities at Temple University Hospital as a part of multidisciplinary teams in a variety of intensive care units (ICU). Each multidisciplinary team may include an attending physician/surgeon, fellow, medical residents, interns, students, nurses, registered dieticians, pharmacist, pharmacy resident(s), and pharmacy student(s).
Residents will be exposed to a variety of different critical care environments, such as: medical/respiratory, trauma/surgical, cardiothoracic surgery. Elective opportunities include neurologic/neurosurgical ICUs, emergency medicine, infectious diseases. There are four required rotations (2- Medical ICU, 1-trauma/surgery, cardiothoracic surgery) and four elective rotations.
Critical Care Program Structure
Core Required Experiences
Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit I (6 weeks)
Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit II (6 weeks)
Others may be available depending on resident interest and availability
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Research Project – Longitudinal 12 months with 3 weeks concentrated time (conduct, present and write-up final report)
Additional writing project (e.g. Case report or review article) prepared for submission to peer-reviewed journal- Longitudinal 12 months
Participation on Temple University Hospital’s Critical Care Committee
Completion or participation in a medication/drug use evaluation (MUE/DUE)
Required Teaching Experiences
Didactic lecture in critical care elective course
Didactic lecture in large classroom setting
Leader in code blue simulation lab
PY3 IPPE preceptor (Fall and Spring)
Therapeutics Recitation Instructor (Fall and Spring)
Christina Rose, PharmD, BCCCP
To be considered for one of our PGY2 programs, applicants must have:
A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completed or in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency or possess equivalent experience
Agree to participate in the ASHP/NMS Pharmacy Residency Match
Letter of intent
Official transcripts from pharmacy school(s) attended
Three letters of recommendation
Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS. Deadlines is January 8, 2020
About PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care
Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) has a rich history of post-doctoral training programs for pharmacists. Our faculty have been preceptors for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residencies of the Temple University Health System since they were established in 1969, and directing PGY2 residencies since 2007.
Temple University School of Pharmacy is an ideal place to complete a pharmacy residency. We are located on the Temple University Health Sciences Campus (HSC)(map), adjacent to Temple University Hospital (TUH) and its attendant clinics. Many of our faculty have practice sites at TUH and work in collaboration with clinical pharmacists and other practitioners there and the setting of the HSC allows for a combined educational and clinical experience that is difficult to replicate in other environments. The partnership allows the resident to participate in diverse clinical and educational opportunities between the two institutions. Our setting, resources, and focus makes the TUSP residency programs particularly suited for candidates with an interest in clinical and didactic teaching, as the role of the pharmacist as an educator is emphasized in each.
Temple University Hospital (TUH)... is a 732-bed tertiary care university hospital located on the Health Sciences Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. TUH serves one of our nation’s most economically challenged and diverse urban populations. It has 99 intensive care unit beds, serves over 85,000 patient visits annually in the emergency department, and is a Level 1 trauma center. TUH has the designation as a comprehensive stroke center, certified by Joint Commission and runs the nation’s largest lung transplant program. Temple University Hospital is also a center for abdominal organ and heart transplant programs. It is the primary clinical teaching site for the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine and is adjacent to both facilities. Located on the campus are the Ambulatory Care Clinics and within the hospital is the Temple Outpatient Pharmacy.