PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, VA-Gainesville, FL
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Critical Care Pharmacy
The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System was initially accredited in 1992. This specialized pharmacy residency training program is directed toward developing advanced knowledge and skills in the area of critical care pharmacotherapy. The residency will provide extensive clinical experience and applied research training for a pharmacist desiring a career in this area of specialization. The ultimate goal of the program is to enable the resident to become a knowledgeable, effective, and ethical, proactive patient advocate. This includes providing efficacious pharmacotherapy, patient education, and protection of patient's right to privacy.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System 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.
Residents use critical care environments to develop competencies in clinical pharmacy practice. Residents actively participate in interprofessional team rounds, consulting services, and medical emergencies. PGY2 residents are eligible to apply for a scope of practice with prescribing privileges. In addition to clinical responsibilities, residents are responsible for completing research, quality improvement, case presentations, journal clubs, and medication use evaluations. Opportunities for involvement in health professional trainee education and institutional committees are provided.
The residents' year will be composed of both longitudinal and blocked learning experiences in various critical care areas. Required block learning experiences include Critical Care Orientation (1 month), Medical Intensive Care (3-4 months), Emergency Medicine (1-2 months), Surgical & Cardiothoracic Critical Care (2-3 months), and ICU Overnight (1-2 months). Required longitudinal experiences include Nutrition Support, Critical Care Research & Quality Improvement, Formulary & Medication Use Management, Pharmacy Operations, Practice Management and Education. One to three months of elective opportunities are also available in Non-VA Critical Care (e.g. Trauma ICU), Cardiology, Infectious Disease, or Research & Academia.
About North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System pharmacy residency program consists of PGY1 and PGY2 programs as well as a research fellowship.
PGY1 - Gainesville
PGY1 - Lake City
PGY2 - Ambulatory Care
PGY2 - Psychiatric Pharmacy
PGY2 - Pain Management and Palliative Care
PGY2 - Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
PGY2 - Critical Care
Fellowship (next fellow will start in 2024)
All residency programs are 12 months in length and the fellowship is 24 months in length. The primary practice sites for these programs are the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL and the Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, FL. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is one of the largest care systems within the VA and provides care to approximately 140,000 Veterans annually. Opportunities for residency rotations exist in primary care (PACT), specialty ambulatory care clinics, internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, acute psychiatry, ambulatory psychiatry, pain management, anticoagulation, emergency department, cardiology and administration.
Applicants must have graduated or will be graduate from an ACPE-accr...edited college of pharmacy, must be a United States citizen and be eligible for licensure prior to July 1st, 2024. For PGY2 programs, residents must successfully complete a PGY1 prior to beginning their PGY2.
For more information, visit: https://www.va.gov/north-florida-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/pharmacy-residency-program/