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PGY2 Critical Care Residency

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with the opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

PGY2 critical care residency program goals

University Health's critical care pharmacy residency is a 12-month program designed to prepare its graduates to assume positions in adult critical care, emergency medicine/trauma services in an urban teaching facility, similar to that of University Health. University Health is an academic teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity to not only precept pharmacy students, but also educate learners from other disciplines. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to teach on an academic level at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Required learning experiences include critical care medicine, trauma surgery, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and solid organ transplant. The resident will also complete BLS/ACLS certification if they are not currently certified in addition to actively participating in the Advanced Trauma Life-Support course. Elective learning experience opportunities include cardiology, PICU/NICU, neurosurgical ICU, and participation in the teaching certificate program offered through the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

Program details

  • 12-month residency.
  • One position.
  • Starting date: July 10, 2023.
  • Estimated stipend: $60,000.
  • Interview required.

Learning experiences

The year will begin with one month of orientation for any resident who did not complete their PGY1 residency at University Health. This will be followed by a combination of both four-week and six-week learning experiences. Over the course of the year, all required learning experiences will be completed as well as your choice of four elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation.
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Trauma and CODE Blue Response
  • Critical Care Staffing
  • Pharmacy Practice Management and Leadership Development
  • Longitudinal Presentation
  • Research

Elective learning experiences

  • Critical Care Medicine II

  • Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care II

  • Emergency Medicine II

  • Neurosciences Intensive Care (Research Medical Center)

  • Pediatric Intensive Care (Children’s Mercy Hospital)

  • Psychiatry I and II

  • Community Critical Care (UHLMC)

  • Pain Management

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