The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at WakeMed Health & Hospitals is an ASHP-accredited program that provides residents with the experience and knowledge necessary to become competent practitioners in critical care pharmacy practice.
The Critical Care Residency Program builds upon the core competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency, while expanding the resident's ability to provide care for complex critically ill patients.
The year will focus on the following objectives:
Provide exceptional patient care and unsurpassed service in a critical care setting
Critically evaluate published literature to create and redesign evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic regimens
Provide drug information and identify opportunities to contribute to the body of medical literature
Develop leadership and practice management skills within and outside of the employing institution
Participate in clinical research, medication use evaluations and performance improvement projects focused on critical care pharmacotherapy
Develop collaborative relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary patient care team
Identify opportunities to improve patient and/or provider quality and safety
Provide experiential training and/or education to health care professionals
Present research and/or provide education at a professional conference
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
Licensure/eligibility for licensure in North Carolina
Completion of an ASHP-accredited or ASHP-candidate status post-graduate year one pharmacy practice residency
Exceptional knowledge, communication skills, and leadership qualities
Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.
Rotations & Required Activities
Orientation (new hires only)
C(V)ICU (critical care emphasis)
C(V)ICU (cardiology emphasis)
Pediatric or Neonatal ICU
ICU with teaching emphasis
Other electives available upon request and resident interest
Administration & Practice Management
Service as a decentralized clinical pharmacist
Additional Required Activities:
Complete and present a residency research project at a regional conference
Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
Present one ACPE-accredited continuing education program
For additional information, including the application process CLICK HERE.