The Grady Health System PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in critical care areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in critical care.
The 12-month PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency program is designed to develop and refine clinical, leadership, research, performance improvement, and teaching skills within the practice of critical care. Training focuses on a full range of disease states, disorders, and procedures, along with the literature supporting the medication management of critical care conditions.
The program is intentionally designed with the appropriate amount of flexibility to meet the individual needs and career focus of the resident. Rotations are designed to ensure experience is gained with the highest acuity patients in each sub-specialty area. Clinical knowledge needed to obtain board certification within the practice specialty is provided. Graduates are able to conduct research independently in the critical care environment and should be confident educators in the multidisciplinary and pharmacy training environment.
A tentative schedule will be developed for the resident prior to the start of the residency that will incorporate each of the required rotations. Following an initial assessment of the resident’s skills and interests, the program and schedule will be adjusted and customized to meet the goals of the specific learner. Learning Experiences may be assigned in any order throughout the year as resident and preceptor availability permits. Burn intensive care and Neurocritical care learning experiences must be taken after the resident has successfully completed a surgical or medical intensive care unit rotation as a PGY1 or PGY2 resident.
Program Evaluation Strategy
An initial skills, interest and competency assessment will be performed at the start of the residency program. Thereafter a customized development plan will be created and reassessed at the end of Q1, Q2, and Q3 by the advisor and RPD. The extent of achievement of goals and objectives, confidence levels, interests, strengths, and weaknesses and achievement of competencies using a competency-based assessment tool will be included as part of the quarterly resident evaluation process and customized development plan. At a minimum, the resident will be formally and summatively evaluated in PharmAcademic by the preceptor at the midpoint and end of each learning experience with the exception of longitudinal learning experiences that will be evaluated by the preceptor at least Q1, Q2, and Q4. At a minimum, the resident will evaluate each learning experience and learning experience preceptor at the end of the experience. At a minimum, the resident will self evaluate for each quarterly evaluation and at the end of each learning experience. Formal or informal resident self-evaluations will be performed at the midpoint of each experience.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
Successful completion of an accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency
Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a specialty residency
Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia
Internal Number: 003
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the only nationally certified level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady's American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Other key services include Georgia's first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center - one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady's Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center and the Rape Crisis Center are also notable components of the health system. The ...state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
For six consecutive years Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine has named Grady one of the country's Most Wired health systems. Grady's Heart Failure Clinic received the 2013 Gage Award for Improving Quality from America's Essential Hospitals.