University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and University of Colorado Hospital
This ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in critical care pharmacotherapy. The program is individualized to meet needs and interests of the resident. The School of Pharmacy and University of Colorado Hospital are part of the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver. PGY2 residents will be involved in teaching programs of the school, including didactic and experiential teaching of PharmDstudents and PGY1 residents, as well as medical/surgical residents and fellows. While the program focuses on enhancing clinical skills, a research project is required for successful completion of the residency. Additional opportunities for participation in clinical research and scholarship are available. Additionally, residents will gain experience in teaching, medical writing, and publishing. Upon completion of this residency, graduates will be prepared to practice as a critical care pharmacotherapy specialist in either a community or academic environment.
Major training sites are the Intensive Care Units at the University of Colorado Hospital. Rotation sites may also include other hospitals in the Denver area offering unique learning experiences not available at the University of Colorado Hospital. Rotations are usually scheduled in 4-week increments. Required clinical rotations include 3 months of Medical ICU, 2 months of surgical ICU services (Surgical/Trauma, Burn, Cardiothoracic, or Neurosurgical) and at least one month of Infectious Diseases (General or Transplant). Possible elective rotations include: Emergency Medicine, Cardiology/CCU, Pediatric ICU, Solid Organ Transplant, Nutrition Support, Bone Marrow Transplant, Pulmonary and Renal Consult Services, Research, Faculty/Academia, and others. Completion of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate program is required if completion of a similar program has not already been accomplished during a PGY1 program. A research certificate program is also available and successful completion is required for all residents.
Graduation from an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program; PGY1 residency; CO Pharmacy licensure
About Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.