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 advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Residents completing this residency program will have a well-rounded experience in caring for medical, surgical, neurosciences and cardiovascular critical care populations. The residency program is designed to develop independent critical care pharmacists specialized in providing direct and indirect patient care to critical care patients as a part of an interdisciplinary team. In addition, the resident will learn to independently perform research and process improvement projects, participate in medical emergencies and educate other pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and students.
The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at OSUWMC provides the resident with a well-rounded experience in a wide variety of critical care populations. This is done through required core rotations to strengthen critical care fundamentals, as well as elective rotations with the flexibility to meet the individual’s needs.
The required rotations include 1 month of Medical Intensive Care, 1 month of Medical Hematology/Oncology Critical Care, 1 month of Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care, 1 month of Surigcal/Burn Intensive Care, 2 months of Neurosciences Critical Care, and 1 month of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Potential electives include (but are not limited to) the areas of Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Trauma/Nutrition Support, Burn, Community Mixed Intensive Care at OSU East Hospital and Pediatric Intensive Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The resident may also choose to complete advanced electives in Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neurosciences Critical Care, or Cardiothoracic Surgery.
The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in critical care and provide the necessary skills in teaching, quality improvement, and management of medical emergencies. In addition, this residency has a significant focus on clinical outcomes research. To improve their research abilities, the resident will interact with clinicians with extensive research experience and participate in the Pharmacy Research Series. The PGY2 Critical Care Resident will be expected to design, implement and submit for publication at least one major outcomes based research project. Additional opportunities for research and publication are available.
Other key experiences during the residency will include completion of a longitudinal quality project, participation in a critical care patient safety committee, responsibilities for medication safety for critical care areas, preparation and delivery of at least one formal didactic lecture at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and precepting of P2 IPPE students from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The ultimate goal of the program is to develop independent pharmacy practitioners who will become integral members of the critical care team.
The resident will also have the opportunity to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, in addition to other local or regional educational seminars/conferences. Residents will be expected to present their finalized research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.
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