St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed community teaching hospital located in Pontiac, MI. In 2018, SJMO was certified by the Joint Commission as the country's first Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center and is home to the Michigan Stroke Network. SJMO is a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital for cardiovascular surgery outcomes, as well as a Level II Trauma center.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is offering a one-year PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program. With our highly qualified preceptors and unique patient population in a community-based teaching hospital, SJMO is a premier setting for PGY2 residents to gain real-life training and experience.
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 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.
The purpose of the PGY2 pharmacy residency in critical care is to provide an experience which leads to the development of expert knowledge and skills in critical care pharmacy practice. The PGY2 pharmacy residency will prepare the resident for job opportunities in the following areas:
Critical Care Pharmacist in hospital setting
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Non-Tenure Track College of Pharmacy Faculty
The PGY2 program structure consists of twelve one-month rotations:
August - June
Critical care pharmacy operations orientation
Multidisciplinary ICU orientation (RN, RT)
Residency Learning System (RLS)
Service commitment (staffing)
Required: Medical ICU (MICU) - 2 months Surgical ICU (SICU) - 2 months Emergency Medicine (EM) - 2 months
Be a graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy in the US
Be eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan
Successfully complete an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency
Register for the ASHP Matching Service with an NMS applicant number
Submit all application materials through the PHORCAS system by January 8th
Please contact with any questions:
Dustin Gladden, PharmD, BCCCP Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care Department of Pharmacy St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI 48341 Phone: 248-452-5357 Email: Dustin.Gladden@stjoeshealth.org
About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Pharmacy Residency Programs
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed comprehensive, community teaching hospital and member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Long recognized as a leader in Cardiology, Critical Care, Women's Health and Orthopedics, SJMO has been serving and improving the health and well-being of the community for more than 85 years.
SJMO has revolutionized its approach to stroke care, offering a complete range of neuroscience services and dedicated resources to diagnose, treat, and manage stroke. SJMO created the Michigan Stroke Network , providing comprehensive stroke care to more than 30 partner hospitals across Michigan through the use of telemedicine. As of 2018, SJMO has been recognized as the first Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in the country by the Joint Commission.
SJMO was recently verified as a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, providing first responders, patients and the community with increased access to highly specialized care during emergency situations. The verification ensures that patients with severe injuries receive priority access to the full spectrum of SJMO's resources, including in-house coverage for trauma surgery, anesthesia,... critical care and radiology, as well as cardiology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular and thoracic care.
SJMO is honored to be a nine-time award winner for excellence in cardiovascular care and a two-time Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital. We were recently named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center (+) for Knee and Hip and Spine Surgery, and designated by the Aetna Institute of Quality for Total Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery for demonstrating excellence in care, a commitment to continuous improvement and an exceptional value to patients for Orthopedic care. SJMO continues to achieve national recognition for its quality, patient safety and cost-efficiency. SJMO was recognized as a Leapfrog Top Hospital for patient safety and quality.
SJMO offers a comprehensive array of advanced surgical and minimally invasive procedures (including da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery ( http://www.stjoesoakland.org/oakland-davinci-robotic-surgery ) in both our Surgical Pavilion within the hospital and our outpatient surgical center. SJMO offers the latest in cancer diagnostics, clinical research trials and therapeutic technology.
Named among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals in women's health excellence, SJMO has been given the honorable distinction of five-star rating for women's health services. SJMO offers a Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) with family centered comprehensive care in one of the safest facilities in the country with the latest in technology and cutting edge procedures.
To maintain the highest level of excellence, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is preparing for the future with the development of an eight-story, contemporary-styled South Patient Tower. The new tower features 208 private, technologically integrated and enhanced patient care rooms, providing plenty of support space for family and friends who are vital to the healing process. The South Patient Tower opened in Spring 2014, and houses the medical, surgical, neurosciences, and cardiovascular critical care units.