The critical care residency is a specialized program consisting of 12 calendar month rotations in various critical care settings. The program is designed to include several core experiences necessary for the establishing a foundation of critical care knowledge. As core experiences are completed, the program allows for flexibility in designing a year long experience that will allow the resident to develop into an exceptional critical care pharmacy clinician. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities including critical care clinical practice and fellowship programs.
The purpose of the Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare the resident to excel in the care of critically ill patients in any setting. Excellence will be achieved by:
- Demonstrating accountability for patient care
- Modeling excellence in critical care pharmaceutical care
- Serving as professional role models for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
- Participating in clinical research and performance improvement projects focused on critical care pharmacotherapy
- Facilitating and leading critical care pharmacotherapy discussions in Critical Care Pharmacy Conference
- Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
- Optimize the outcomes of critically ill patients by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training, including preceptorship, or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct a critical care pharmacy research project.
- Participate in the management of medical emergencies;
- Perform quality improvement activities ained at enhancing the safety and effectiveness of medication-use processes in the critical care area.
- Provide formalized critical care medication-related information.