The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency offers a flexible design to accommodate the needs of each resident in a dynamic academic medical center to develop exceptional clinical pharmacists prepared to accept employment in a variety of critical care settings. Pharmacy residents in our program are immersed in patient care pharmacotherapy and teaching opportunities. Project management and presentation skills are emphasized throughout the program. Our program has an emphasis on surgical/anesthesia critical care but offers a wide variety of rotation opportunities.
Required learning experiences: Surgical/trauma Critical Care, Anesthesia Critical Care, Medical Intensive Care Unit. Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Required longitudinal experiences: Clinical On Call including ACLS code response, Clinic, Pharmacy Student and Resident Precepting, Hospital Pharmacy Practice (staff every 3rd weekend in the surgical/OR satellite), ACPE Presentation, MUE, Research Project
Elective learning experiences: Heart and Vascular Intensive Care, Advanced Infectious Diseases, Neonatal Critical Care, Neuroscience Critical Care, Advanced Adult Oncology, Cardiology
All application materials are required to be submitted via PhORCAS by 1/8/21.
All applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy who have graduated from or anticipate graduating from an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program prior to the initiation of this PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
All candidates must be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Applications must include the following:
Letter of intent (include strengths/weaknesses, why interested in our residency program)
Official copy of your college transcript
Three professional references on the standard PhORCAS form
About Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) is a tertiary care acute teaching hospital. PSHMC consists of a level 1 trauma center with an emergency department providing over 70,000 visits per year. Penn State Children's Hospital features the region's highest level neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Our health system promotes multidisciplinary approaches to patient care and also includes Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. The pharmacy department vision is to provide optimal pharmacotherapy to patients across the continuum of care through collaboration and education of our patients and healthcare providers. Each year, pharmacy residents are supported in an educationally stimulating academic medical center environment in which 1,700 multidisciplinary trainees are dedicated to extensive learning. The focus on layered learning and interdisciplinary collaboration allows optimization of care across disciplines in a highly receptive environment.
The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency offers a flexible design to accommodate the needs of each resident in a dynamic academic medical center to develop exceptional clinical pharmacists prepared to accept employment in a variet...y of critical care settings. Pharmacy residents in our program are immersed in patient care pharmacotherapy opportunities consisting of several different practice areas in one location in Hershey, PA. Project management and presentation skills are emphasized throughout the program.