The residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at UF Health Shands Hospital is an ASHP-accredited program. The purpose of the 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.
A pharmacist completing a PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Florida Health Shands will be a competent, confident, and assertive clinician who will provide pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients in intensive care environments. As a fully integrated and active member of the healthcare team, the pharmacist will consistently achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. He/she will be adept in problem solving and managing a clinical practice. The pharmacist will be a motivated, highly dedicated, life-long learner, who is able to adapt to many intensive care practice settings and a changing healthcare environment. Each pharmacist will possess and utilize creative skills and sound knowledge in educating other healthcare professionals, patients, students, and the community on critical care related topics. The pharmacist will demonstrate the ability to evaluate and analyze drug literature and to effectively communicate complex information to a broad audience in both formal and informal presentation settings. He/she will demonstrate a level of personal accountability that is characteristic of professional maturity. Likewise, the pharmacist will demonstrate leadership skills and exhibit a commitment to the profession of critical care pharmacy
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
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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.
About UF Health Shands
The University of Florida Shands Hospital is recognized by Indeed as #15 on the list of 25 top-rated workplaces: Best Hospitals, and among both U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals. Our Magnet®-designated facility offers not only world-class patient care but also outstanding research and education opportunities to its employees.
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in six adult medical specialties. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida. In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six specialties, UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high performing” in four specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, orthopaedics and urology. At UF Health Shands, nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 9,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive, high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.