The Critical Care Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to thrive as a critical care clinical specialist, clinical faculty member, or to pursue fellowship training in critical care.
The program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop the clinical skills necessary for complex intensive care issues and to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotations include the medical, surgical, cardiac, cardiovascular surgery and neurosciences intensive care units. Elective opportunities in the heart failure, trauma/ burn, pediatric, and medical liver intensive care units, emergency department, infectious diseases consult service, and bone marrow and solid organ transplantation enable residents to integrate their accumulated knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients.
Additional elective opportunities include clinical teaching and outcomes research. The residency fosters development of an independent practitioner with the ability to thrive in a variety of practice settings. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will hone their skills through clinical staffing and presenting in both pharmacy education conference and critical care conference settings. Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities are available.