The postgraduate year two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Residency is a patient-focused comprehensive training program conducted at Iowa’s only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center and certified comprehensive stroke center. The 12-month program provides the necessary opportunities for highly motivated pharmacists to achieve their professional goals of becoming an emergency medicine (EM) clinical pharmacist. The PGY2 residency in emergency medicine pharmacy is designed to transition a PGY1 residency graduate from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients in an emergency department (ED). The program will allow the resident to participate as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team caring for patients in the ED as well as be involved in improving patient outcomes by enhancing patient safety, preventing medication errors, and providing optimized pharmacotherapy regimens.
The 45-bed University of Iowa Emergency Department cares for more than 60,000 patients annually. The residency program will enhance the expertise of the resident in the management of drug therapy for critically ill patients, prevention of medications errors, and participation in procedures and resuscitations that utilize high-risk medications. A further goal of the program is for residents to become well-integrated members of the multidisciplinary emergency medicine team. The resident pharmacist will serve as a valuable resource for information about medication therapy in the ED for faculty and resident physicians and for patients who are receiving care during extremely stressful times. Elective time is available for individualizing the program to meet the resident’s interest and career needs.
Completion of an ASHP PGY1 accredited health system pharmacy residency.
Graduation from an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy.
Current or eligible for Iowa Pharmacist licensure.
Application materials to be submitted via PHORCAS application system.
Additional Salary Information: PGY2 - $50,500
About University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is an internationally recognized teaching hospital that provides premier multidisciplinary patient care services while supporting an environment for health education programs at all levels and in all specialties. UIHC is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center. An approximately 700-bed comprehensive medical center and regional referral center, University of Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing patient focused care that is available to every person, around the clock, in every environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.