The critical care residency at University of Washington Medicine is a one-year PGY2 program designed to train pharmacists to practice pharmaceutical care at a high level of competency in a critical care setting. Residents will rotate through medical and surgical services at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
UW Medicine, which includes Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center, serves as the primary training site for the residency. Residents will rotate through the various teams in 4-week rotations as described below. Schedules will be developed at the beginning of the year in conjunction with the PGY1 residents, although the PGY2 resident has priority for their required rotations. The schedule may be changed as situations arise concerning preceptor availability and job considerations, provided that the required rotations are met. The resident will have longitudinal responsibilities in: drug distribution (32 hours per month); participation in clinical research with a required project; completion of an MUE, attendance at residency meetings; participation in the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; the resident will also be assigned to one of the hospitals' critical care related committees.
Please note that we will not be scheduling individual interviews due to the large numbers of requests. We will be scheduling group interview times Monday 12/9, Tuesday 12/10 and Wednesday morning 12/11. We will notify you of available times when we are ready to start scheduling.
Orientation/Training (July) Cardiology Critical Care (UWMC) Cardiothoracic Surgery Emergency Room Medical ICU (HMC) Medical ICU (UWMC) Neurosurgery Oncology/BMT ICU Trauma Surgery
Burns/Plastics/Pediatrics General Surgery ICU (UWMC) Infectious Disease Pediatric ICU (Seattle Children's) Solid Organ Transplantation Additional months in the required rotations are also available as an elective
Other elective rotations and changes to the required rotations may be discussed with the program director as part of the individualized learning plan.
Develop a clinical service or research project designed to improve pharmaceutical care services for critical care patients.
Participate in teaching activities at the medical center and school of pharmacy.
Participate in residents' meetings.
Have an integrated service commitment and work 32 hours per month in both the Critical Care Satellite Pharmacy at UWMC, and the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center.
Prepare and present drug monographs and or an MUE for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
Prepare a CE presentation on a critical care topic
Present the results of the clinical service or research project at a meeting of local residents and preceptors
Present a poster at the UHC meeting of the ASHP midyear clinical meeting.
Qualifications of the Applicant
Selected applicants will be required to visit the University of Washington for an on-site interview.The applicant must meet the following general requirements:
Pharm.D. Degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or equivalent experience.
Must be eligible for licensure in the State of Washington.
Appointment to this residency program is contingent upon eligibility for employment according to the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires employers to certify eligibility of employees not born in the United States.