Duke University Hospital (DUH) is 979-bed tertiary and quaternary care academic medical hospital. DUH is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a level 1 regional trauma center with over 78,000 emergency department visits per year. DUH also functions as a research and teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other allied health sciences.
The Duke Medicine Pavilion (DMP), a 608,000 square ft. addition to DUH that includes 160 critical care beds and 18 operating rooms, opened in the Summer of 2013. The DMP is a modernization and expansion of DUH’s critical care, surgery and state-of-the-art imaging facilities. Patient and family amenities include private patient rooms with family zones and a patient resource center.
The DUH Department of Pharmacy is comprised of 240 full-time employees and over 300 professionally skilled individuals, providing a broad range of clinical pharmacy services. Research and education are integral parts of our practice and the department maintains close relationships with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campbell University School of Pharmacy.
The Clinical and Patient Care Services Division (CPCS) encompasses all inpatient medical and surgical areas and their related sub-specialties. The pharmacy practice model employed within CPCS is an integrated practice model for all adult patient care areas. Specialized, population-based pharmacy services include Nutrition Support, Anticoagulation and Transplantation. Geography–based specialized services include Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Oncology. Computerized physician-order entry review and verification are performed 24-hours a day for adult inpatients.
Clinical pharmacists participate in daily patient care rounds for many medical and surgical services, and all pharmacists maintain competency to provide pharmacotherapy services to adult and geriatric patients. Clinical pharmacists are active on unit-based, departmental, hospital-wide, and health-system-based committees, including quality improvement, information systems, medication policy and medication safety.
Required Rotation Experiences
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Evening Intensive Care
Practice Management (Longitudinal)
Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Conference (Longitudinal)
Code Blue Response (Longitudinal)
Elective Rotation Experiences
Cardiac Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Solid Organ Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Critical Care Medication Safety
Other elective experiences are available based on resident interest and needs.
Presentations & Research
Clinical Pharmacy Noon Conference: 2 ACPE continuing education presentations provided to the DUH pharmacists and technicians
Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Conference
UNC/Campbell Student Seminar
The resident will complete a research project that focuses on pharmacotherapy in the critically ill patient. This research will be presented via poster presentation at ASHP Midyear meeting, an oral presentation to DUH Pharmacy staff and at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC).
The PGY2 Critical Care resident will have both didactic and experiential teaching opportunities with pharmacy students from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, as well as PGY1 residents on rotation during core critical care rotations. The resident will serve as a mentor and resource to DUH PGY1 residents and students utilizing Duke as a primary rotation site.
About Duke University Hospital PGY2 Critical Care
Duke Hospital is an academic medical center and serves as the flagship of Duke University Health System (DUHS), which includes two community hospitals, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, as well as affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community based primary care practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care. A tertiary and quaternary care hospital, the 979-bed DUH is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; an extensive complement of major surgery suites; recognition as one of 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers, an Eye Center, the Duke Heart Center and the Children's Health Center. DUH also functions as a research hospital with a federally funded clinical research unit where medical advances are achieved and applied; and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.