The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop the knowledge, practice patterns, attitudes, and skills necessary to provide excellent care in emergency medicine practice. The Emergency Medicine Residency Program builds upon the general competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency; expanding the resident’s ability to provide care for complex emergency patients. The Program strives to provide residents with the opportunities to function as independent practitioners with the ability to integrate both knowledge and experience into exceptional medication therapy. By the conclusion of the residency, graduates will be prepared to establish practice as an emergency pharmacy specialist. They will possess the tools and skills needed to provide optimal patient care, participate in clinical research and publishing, and serve the pharmacy profession through education and committee work. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to seek further training through fellowship and attain board certification (i.e. BCPS).


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.

  • 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 emergency medicine pharmacotherapy
  • Facilitating and leading critical care pharmacotherapy discussions in Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Conference


A resident specific customized plan will be created with aid from the residency program director based on the resident’s prior experience and interests. This will guide the development and achievement of an individualized set goals and educational outcomes. 

Required Outcomes

  • Provide comprehensive medication management to patients following a consistent patient care process.
  • Ensure continuity of care during transitions between care settings.
  • Manage and facilitate delivery of medications.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes, as applicable to the organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct a quality improvement or research project to improve patient care or for advancing the pharmacy profession.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills for successful self-development in the provision of patient care.
  • Demonstrate management skills in the provision of patient care.
  • Provide effective medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the public.
  • Effectively employ appropriate preceptor roles when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians, or fellow health care professionals.
  • Participate in and exercise leadership in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Describe the role of the poison center or medical toxicologist in the care of the toxicology patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate evidenced-based recommendations for the patient in need of toxicologic intervention.

The Residency Experience

This residency experience provides intensive training in the care of emergency medicine patients. Opportunity exists for the resident to work collaboratively with emergency medicine and critical care healthcare providers and clinical pharmacists in emergency medicine, pediatrics, critical care, transplant, cardiology, and infectious diseases.  The resident will be responsible for participation in the treatment of all emergency medicine patients (including psychiatry, observation medicine, adult, and pediatrics) as well as clinical pharmacy rounding services with direct patient care responsibilities in a variety of critical care settings.  The resident will also be involved with education of healthcare providers, participation in journal clubs, participation in critical care/emergency medicine pharmacy conference, completion of emergency medicine focused projects, and will serve as an emergency medicine reference for pharmacy staff.

Teaching Activities

  • Didactic lectures at local schools of pharmacy on emergency medicine related topics
  • In-services to pharmacy, medical, and nursing staff
  • Continuing education lectures to pharmacy staff
  • Co-preceptor of Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents on multiple rotations

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