Stanford Health Care PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
Stanford Health Care
Location: Stanford, California
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a Level 1 Trauma Center (Adult and Pediatric), Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Comprehensive Cardiac Center, receiving approximately 100,000 annual visits. The emergency department comprises of 66 adult treatment rooms (9 trauma resuscitation bays) and 18 pediatric treatment rooms. Clinical pharmacists at Stanford Health Care cover all acute patient care areas. The emergency department is staffed by an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist 24 hours/7 days a week.
The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine (EM) Pharmacy Residency Program at SHC provides specialized, practical pharmacy training in diverse emergency medicine settings that builds on skills gained from a PGY-1 general practice residency. Our goal is to train highly qualified and motivated new practitioners as they develop into the medication experts of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team. This program will prepare the resident to practice evidence-based medicine and be able to make sound decisions for the large variety of cases that present in the emergency department.
In addition to clinical practice experiences, the PGY-2 EM resident will have the opportunity to participate in academic activities, which include an optional teaching certificate, precepting pharmacy residents/students, and providing didactic lectures to the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The resident will also conduct a research project and engage in leadership development.
The SHC PGY-2 EM Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). One applicant is accepted per year.
PGY-2 Program Purpose:
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.
Stanford PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Program Mission
The mission of the PGY-2 EM Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide residents with challenging learning experiences and training to prepare them to become a competent and confident emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will:
Develop the clinical skills necessary to provide a high level of care in a fast paced, high acuity emergency department setting
Function as an effective member of the health care team
Educate health care professionals, students, patients, and the community about effective and safe medication use
Develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate time management and problem-solving skills
Become a leader within the pharmacy profession
The program follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) and its goals and learning objectives are consistent with standards developed by ASHP.
Emergency Medicine (I, II, III, IV) (16 weeks)
Emergency Medicine – County (4 weeks)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Medical Intensive Care (MICU) (4 weeks)
Surgical Intensive Care (SICU) (4 weeks)
Toxicology (6 weeks)
Pre-hospital (2 weeks)
Elective Rotations at SHC
Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU) (4 weeks)
Neurological Intensive Care (NICU) (4 weeks)
Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine II (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine V (4 weeks)
Elective Rotations at Off-site Locations Maximum of one off-site elective rotations (pending availability)
Burn ICU (4 weeks)
Pediatric ICU (4 weeks)
Research (12 months)
The resident is required to complete all Institutional Review Board (IRB)-required training and select a project to be completed and presented at a professional conference by the end of the year. The resident is also required to complete a final research manuscript suitable for publication.
Practice Management and Leadership (12 months)
The resident will assist with practice management through active membership in a variety of EM-related committees. The resident will participate in review of policies and procedures, drug monograph, drug-class review, medication utilization evaluation, and identifying areas of improvement for the EM pharmacy clinical services.
Emergency Department Staffing (12 months)
The resident is expected to independent staff two 10-hour weekend shifts every 4 weeks. The resident will also be scheduled to staff one major and one minor holiday.
Compensation and Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $81,000 with full benefits, including an excellent health care benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy or emergency medicine conferences.
Completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program
Participate in an on-site or web-based interview
Obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of California before October 1st
Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a nonprofit, academic medical center consistently ranking among the top hospitals in the country. The Department of Pharmacy provides integrated, patient focused services within both inpatient and ambulatory settings. To advance SHC’s mission – “To care, to educate, to discover” – the department hosts a supportive environment for professional development though residency training in several specialized pharmacy practice areas.