Our PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program welcomed its first resident in 2017 and received full accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2019.
The residency program director is Caroline Ko, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, Emergency Department and Critical Care Pharmacist Specialist. Gina Ko, PharmD, BCCCP, Critical Care Pharmacist Specialist, is the Residency Coordinator.
For 2020-21, the program is recruiting one PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident.
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Our PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is a one-year postgraduate specialty training program that offers residents an immersive experience in all aspects related to critical care pharmacy after they have completed a PGY1 residency.
The goal of the program is to develop residents into advanced critical care pharmacy practitioners. Residents will become fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, learn to manage complex pharmaceutical regimens in a fast-paced environment, complete quality improvement projects, and gain experience in inpatient pharmacy leadership, including committee work and precepting activities.
Residents will complete training in pharmacy operations, required core rotations, and multiple elective rotations during the 12-month residency program. Our residency program partners with Stanford Hospital & Clinics to potentially offer one elective rotation to the critical care pharmacy resident. The rationale for selecting the required rotations is to comply with ASHP standards and ensure that residents will acquire the necessary clinical skills to become effective practitioners of the future. Residents are encouraged to select elective rotations that match their individual preferences and which build upon past experiences.
PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process (i.e. – Candidate Status)
Eligible for licensure in the state of California
Favorable recommendation letters from clinical facility and/or former employers
Demonstrate collegiality, clinical knowledge, interest in research, and motivation necessary for successful completion of residency training
Demonstrate desire to pursue a career in critical care pharmacy
Completion of on-site interview with residency program coordinator, residency program director, director of pharmacy services, and preceptors
About County of Santa Clara Health System
County of Santa Clara Health System offers a PGY1 Residency with 3 separate tracks: Acute Care Track, Ambulatory Care Track, and Academic Track (Academic Track is offered in partnership with Touro University - California). We also offer 5 PGY2 residency programs: Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership, and Infectious Diseases. Please visit our Pharmacy Residency website for more information: https://www.scvmc.org/education-and-training/programs/pharmacy-residency/