The critical care residency is a one-year ASHP accredited specialty residency that offers a variety of opportunities in both medical and surgical critical care. A broad experience in numerous aspects of critical care includes trauma, emergency general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, medical ICU, nutrition support, and many opportunities for elective rotations in other acute settings such as coronary care unit, emergency department, and others. This blend of rotations provides a balanced exposure to both medical and surgical care. The preceptor for each area is a pharmacy faculty critical care specialist. Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program and provide longitudinal staffing. While the program focuses on enhancing clinical skills, residents are encouraged to develop communication and writing skills by teaching and precepting Pharm.D. students and conducting clinical research and other scholarly activities.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine (1 position)
The emergency medicine residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in a variety of intensive care areas along with electives such as toxicology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, and cardiology, along with six ED months. Rotation plans are built around the resident's prior experiences and multiple longitudinal experiences.
Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program, provide longitudinal staffing, and are provided dedicated research time. Precepting and teaching students in advance pharmacy practice experiences and didactic settings is expected and scholarly activities may focus on clinical, practice-based, or outcomes research.
PGY2 Cardiology (2 positions)
The cardiology residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in all areas of cardiovascular medicine including general cardiology, heart failure, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac intensive care, mechanical circulatory support/heart transplantation, ambulatory/transitions of care cardiology, and electives in medicine (intensive care and acute care), emergency medicine, and solid organ transplantation. Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program and provide longitudinal staffing.
The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in the care of cardiology patients. Residents completing the program are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, teaching and clinical research.
Applicants are required to be on track to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or have an adequate residency equivalent in practice.
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is one of the top 6 pharmacy schools in the nation and continues to be a leader in pharmacy education, clinical care and pharmaceutical research. For more than a century, the College has attracted the best and brightest students from the Commonwealth, the United States and the world to train as pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and leaders in academia, health care, and industry. Our success can best be measured by the achievements and accomplishments of graduates from our doctor of pharmacy, graduate and residency programs who now serve as company presidents, industry executives, community leaders, valued health care professionals, professors and deans.
UKHealthcare is a 900+ bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. The robust clinical services include the Markey Cancer Center (an NCI designated cancer center), the Children's hospital (level IV NICU), the Gill Heart Institute, and several clinics around the city and state. UKHealthcare is a Level I trauma center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke center, comprehensive epilepsy center, an ECMO Center of Excellence, and an active kidne...y, liver, heart, and lung transplant center. UKHealthcare is Kentucky's #1 hospital by US News & World Report. Pharmacy Services boasts over 300 pharmacists and 27 pharmacy residents in the full array of specialties.
UK HealthCare consists of the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Our team of more than 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare workers are dedicated to ensuring Kentuckians receive the highest-quality patient care. The University of Kentucky uses an online employment system and requires individuals to complete an online application before they can apply for positions. Hard-copy applications and resumes are not accepted.
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