The PGY2 Critical Care residency program is designed to provide the resident with a solid foundation of experiences focusing on critical care pharmacotherapy. The resident will have access to over 130 ICU beds in 5 distinct ICU settings providing residents with excellent subspecialty learning opportunities. There are 5 clinical core rotations in the cardiac, cardiovascular surgery, medical, general surgery and liver, and neurosurgical ICUs. Two months are dedicated to research/management rotations. Two elective rotations can also be selected. The program is tailored to meet each resident’s needs offering a diverse range of critical care rotation experiences including exposure to transplant patients (heart, lung, kidney, liver, and pancreas), mechanical circulatory support devices (ECMO, VAD, artificial heart, etc.), and research and quality improvement opportunities. The resident can repeat a core ICU rotation or can choose from other internal elective rotations including bone marrow transplant, emergency department, infectious diseases, and solid organ transplant. Potential external elective rotations include academia, pediatric ICU, neuro trauma ICU, nutrition, and shock trauma ICU, and are subject to availability. In addition to writing a manuscript for their major project, PGY2 Critical Care residents will submit a separate writing assignment for publication (i.e. case report, therapy review). Residents will have opportunities in serving as a primary responder on the code blue and stroke team and as the primary preceptor for one student in the Spring.
Training alongside over 50 acute care and 9 ICU clinical specialists as well as 20 other residents, the critical care resident will have ample learning and teaching opportunities including providing instruction to doctor of pharmacy students and mentoring PGY1 residents. The resident will provide an ACPE-accredited CE program and can participate in an optional teaching certificate program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is a 900+ bed tertiary teaching hospital and is an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and many colleges of pharmacy. HMH is consistently ranked in multiple specialties by U.S. News and World Report and recognized as the No.1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers".