The critical care pharmacy residency program at the University of Utah Health offers a specialized training experience in which residents are fully integrated into multidisciplinary teams that includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietary specialists, and social workers. The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, an accredited center for Stroke, ECMO, and PAH, and home of the Intermountain Burn Center. As a major referral site for the Intermountain West, high acuity patients are transferred for specialized care from several surrounding states (Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico). The purpose of the residency is to enhance professionalism and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide comprehensive medication management to diverse critically ill patients. Residents will also enhance their leadership skills and practice management in a critical care environment. Upon completion of the residency, residents will be equipped to practice in a variety of acute care settings. The program is accredited by ASHP.
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.
After successful completion of this critical care residency program, the resident shall be able to: •Systematically and methodically develop care plans and monitor critically ill patients for efficacy of drug therapy and possible adverse drug events. •Establish a high level of professional responsibility, dedication, skill and maturity to practice in a critical care clinical environment. •Exhibit actions and behaviors of a highly sophisticated critical care practitioner and serve as a leader in clinical practice, medication safety, and policy/protocol development. •Clearly, concisely, effectively, and appropriately communicate, both verbally and in writing, with health care professionals and with patients and patients’ family members. •Attain a level of didactic knowledge that will enable them (after additional study and review) to pass the examination to become a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP). •Demonstrate motivation and responsibility for honest self-assessment of skills sets and translate this into self-directed, independent study and learning.
University of Utah Health Pharmacy Services provides an ideal setting to pursue a residency in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. As part of the University of Utah Health located in Salt Lake City, Utah, pharmacists play an integral role in providing state-of-the-art clinical care during more than 1.7 million patient visits. Our department collaborates with a diverse number of nationally recognized experts on numerous research and publication opportunities. We offer the opportunity to work in a health care setting focused on patient care and teamwork. We are excited to offer residencies in the following areas:
Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - general and ambulatorytracks
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY1&2)
Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
Critical Care (PGY2)
Drug Information (PGY2)
Infectious Diseases (PGY2)
Internal Medicine (PGY2)
Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine (PGY2)