Residents completing this residency program will have a well-rounded experience in caring for medical, surgical, neurosciences, and cardiovascular critical care populations. The residency program is designed to develop independent critical care pharmacists specialized in providing direct and indirect patient care to critical care patients as a part of an interdisciplinary team. In addition, the resident will learn to independently perform research and process improvement projects, participate in medical emergencies, and educate other pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and students.
Patient Care Experience:
Patient care is the backbone of this residency experience. OSUWMC has over 150 critical care beds including 24 bed neurosciences ICU, 26 bed surgical/burn/trauma ICU, 12 bed surgical oncology ICU, 16 bed cardiothoracic surgery ICU, 24 bed medical hematology/oncology ICU, and 48 bed general medical ICU. The required rotations include 1 month of Surgical/Trauma ICU, 1 month of Surgical/Trauma/Burn ICU, 1 month of Medical ICU, 1 month of Medical Hematology/Oncology ICU, 2 months of Neurocritical care and 1 month of Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU. Potential electives include (but are not limited) to the areas of infectious diseases, pediatrics, hepatology, solid organ transplant, emergency medicine, trauma/nutrition support, and burn.
The PGY2 resident will experience mentorship from clinicians who have extensive research experience. A primary preceptor advisor will guide the resident as he/she generates a research question and carries out a major research project within the area of critical care. In addition, the resident will participate in a research lecture series to further develop their research skills.
The PGY2 critical care resident will help precept Doctor of Pharmacy students enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, as well as PGY1 residents at OSUWMC. The resident will also be expected to develop and present a lecture at the College of Pharmacy and facilitate small group case conference sessions.
Staffing responsibilities include roughly one weekend out of 3 weekends (20 total weekends). Weekend staffing will include traditional staffing in the critical care/OR satellite pharmacy, as well as clinical coverage of various critical care and non-critical care areas.
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to
improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and
patient care. OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system
recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in
ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes,
and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other
central Ohio hospital.