Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers an ASHP-accredited twelve-month Critical Care PGY2 Residency program for one residency candidate. Our program strives to meet the needs of the resident based on previous PGY1 residency experience, interests and individual goals of the candidate.
This residency program is divided into ten-one month critical care rotations, an orientation month and a research month. An individual training plan is created for each resident. All residents complete a research project and present their study results at a regional residency conference in the spring.
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 advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
This residency provides a well-rounded experience in both the medical and surgical critical care populations. A number of core and elective rotations strengthen the resident’s critical care fundamentals as well as providing flexibility to meet the individual's needs. The program is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general pharmacy practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of critically ill patients by developing the resident's clinical expertise in critical care. It also provides additional opportunities for teaching, research, quality improvement, and professional writing.
Training focuses on developing resident capability to deal with a range of diseases and disorders that occur in the critically ill. Special emphasis is placed on the complexities of multiple organ system failure and the difficulties imposed on care when patients require life-sustaining equipment.
At residency completion, PGY2 graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication recommendations in the acute environment of the critically ill patient population. Graduates of the critical care residency are also experienced in short-term research in the critical care environment and excel in their ability to teach other health care professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system.
The goal of the program is to develop independent pharmacy practitioners to become integral members of the critical care multidisciplinary team.
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system (based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue) formed in 2014 to provide patients with compassionate, extraordinary care. With eight hospitals, 155 outpatient locations, 5,000 physicians and more than 33,000 employees, Beaumont Health contributes to the health and well-being of patients throughout southeast Michigan and beyond.
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak is a 1,100-bed major academic and referral center with Level I adult trauma and Level II pediatric trauma status. As major teaching facility, Beaumont is the exclusive clinical partner for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, with more than 1,400 Beaumont doctors on
faculty and more than 2,100 on its medical staff.