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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

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.

  • ASHP Program Code: 67102
  • NMS Code: 615452

Rotations and Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Orientation 2-6 weeks (as needed)
  • Adult Critical Care - 24 weeks
  • PICU/NICU - approximately 6 weeks

Elective Rotations (2-6 weeks each)

  • Transition/project – if requested/needed
  • Transplant (hematologic and solid organ)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Other specialty electives as available/requested

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Nutrition – covered during each rotation experience
  • Teaching skills –Pharmacy Grand Rounds (2-4 lectures required); precepting P4 APPE students; precepting/managing activities for PGY1 residents; PHA 750 course involvement
  • Project
  • Critical writing project
  • Committee and Process Improvement involvement – Critical Care Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Individual Learning Experiences

  • ACLS (required)
  • PALS (optional)

The Adult Critical Care experiences build upon each other and the overall performance of the resident. The complementary experiences add depth and experience with other acutely ill patient populations and sub specialties that are related to critical care. The longitudinal experiences are incorporated into the day-to-day activities of the residents.

Program Goals

Program Goals

  • Utilize knowledge and skills to provide patient care at the specialist level for multiple critically ill patient populations.
  • Exercise skill in the development of clinical protocols for the treatment of critically ill patients.
  • Develop effective teaching techniques in didactic as well as precepting and continuing education settings.
  • Refine and further develop clinical research skills.
  • Develop leadership skills in pharmacy practice and the profession.
  • The program is customized for each resident based on his/her goals, career plans, interests and experiences. Completion of a PGY1 residency is required for program admission.

Application Process

Application Process for PGY2 Critical Care

Qualifications and requirements for candidacy:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
  • Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of South Dakota
  • Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Program (“The Match”)
  • A copy of transcripts: Undergraduate or non-pharmacy transcripts are not required. Only pharmacy school-related coursework must be submitted.
  • Three professional references using the Standardized Reference Template in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent describing reasons for seeking residency
  • Completed application submitted in PhORCAS on or before deadline January 11, 2020.

For additional information, please contact:

Kari Taggart, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Residency Program Director

Pharmacy Intern Program

Pharmacy intern positions are available to students currently enrolled in pharmacy school. Approximately five P1s and five P2s are hired each November.

Each September, positions will be posted in our careers area.

PhORCAS Application Site

Visit the PhORCAS site (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) to submit application information.

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