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.
Specifically, the PGY2 critical care residency program at HCMC provides the resident opportunities to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services focusing on clinical and professional skills necessary to be a successful critical care pharmacist; and to further the development of leadership, research and teaching skills that can be applied in any position or practice setting related to critical care often including clinical practice in the intensive care unit and emergency medicine setting, fellowship or academia within this realm.
Residency Rotation Requirements
PGY-2 goals and objectives are achieved over a 12 month period. As a teaching and research-based hospital, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting are emphasized throughout the year in addition to residency project research. Flexibility in the length and amount of elective rotations allows the resident to tailor this program to their specific needs.
Clinical Rotation Requirements
The following requirements in service, management, and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents’ overall knowledge and skill upon completion of the program. Residents will achieve ASHP goals, objectives and activities through participation in the following rotations:
Surgical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
Medical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
Medication Safety (2 weeks)
Book Club and Journal Club
Staffing in MICU and SICU
Professional Meeting Attendance
Teach/ Mentor/ Precept
Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities
Poison Center/ Toxicology
Neonatal ICU/ Pediatric ICU
Neurocritical Care/ Stroke
PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Opportunities, Expectations, and Requirements
Residents will participate and contribute to clinical leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional critical care specialist development, as noted below:
Attendance and participation in journal club meetings and book club discussions to enhance residents’ understanding of critical care topics and primary journal article review
Teaching and precepting of pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) and PGY-1 pharmacy residents on critical care rotations
Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to enhance teaching skills. Lectures are given to hospital, pharmacy and interdisciplinary staff as requested
Preparation and distribution of pharmacy publications and interdisciplinary professional drug information updates as requested
Attendance and participation in at least one hospital committee
Resident receives individual health/dental/life insurance, paid time off, research project time and a professional travel reimbursement stipend.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy, successful completion of an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Residency Program, and eligibility for Minnesota Licensure
About Hennepin Healthcare
Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 473 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.