The residency in Critical Care Pharmacy at UF Health Shands Hospital is an ASHP-accredited program. Critical Care pharmacy services are provided to the patients of UF Health Shands Hospital by an experienced critical care trained pharmacy team. Pharmacists provide care to a wide variety of patients in the inpatient setting including 206 ICU beds and 68 Emergency Department beds including emergency response to inpatient cardiac and respiratory arrests.
The Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program offers several clinical practice experiences within UF Health Shands Hospital including:
Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care (CVICU) [4 weeks]
Cardiac Critical Care (CCU) [4 weeks]
Neurosciences Intensive Care (NSICU) [4 weeks]
Medical Intensive Care (MICU) [8 weeks]
Surgical Intensive Care (SICU) [4 weeks]
Trauma Intensive Care (TICU) [4 weeks]
Emergency Medicine [4 weeks]
Research/Scholarly Activity [4 weeks]
Advanced Lung and Vascular Intensive Care
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Burn Intensive Care (BICU)
Clinical Nutrition & GI Services
Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
Solid Organ Transplant, Abdominal
Solid Organ Transplant, Heart and Lung
Staff an average of eight hours per week, to include rotation through Integrated Care Team Based Clinical On-Call
Attend rotation-specific Grand Rounds and conferences on a weekly basis
Assist in training pharmacy practice residents during their critical care rotations
Assist in precepting undergraduate PharmD students
Conduct a Medication Use Evaluation or Quality Improvement Project
Complete and present a P&T monograph
Complete and publish a newsletter article
Present a major project at either a regional residency conference or an equivalent forum
Present 2 formal continuing education seminars on a therapeutic controversy to the pharmacy department
Complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training
Completing a residency project, including providing formal presentation and authoring complete manuscript suitable for publication
To be eligible for a Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at UF Health Shands Hospital, you must meet the following requirements:
Academic: The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college and a residency certificate from a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) before enrolling in this advanced residency program.
Professional License: All residents will be required to take and pass the Florida Pharmacy Board Examination by August 1st of their residency year.
Interview: An on-site interview with patient case presentation is required.
Non-Resident Alien Applicants:To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period.
Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources
After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview.
Official start date for the residency: July 1, 2019
About UF Health Shands Hospital
UF Health-Shands Hospital is the primary teaching site for health care programs at the University of Florida. The mission of UF Health-Shands Hospital is to provide excellent patient care, to collaborate in improving community health, and to create an environment that supports education and research in the health sciences. The department of pharmacy services helps to support this mission by providing pharmaceutical care through decentralized pharmacy teams in many of the specialty areas throughout the hospital including adult & pediatric critical care, adult & pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, emergency medicine, and antimicrobial stewardship.