The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Graduates of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency will be empowered to treat and appropriately triage a wide range of critically ill patients. Emphasis is placed on the provision of bedside care with graduates being well equipped to function as an integrated member of the interdisciplinary critical care team. In addition, the resident will acquire the experiences necessary to exercise leadership in critical care pharmacy practice at a local and health-care system level and provide experiential and didactic education to a variety of healthcare professionals and those training to be healthcare professionals.
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) offers a candidate status PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program that uniquely combines the academic rigor of a university based hospital, the complexities of critical care subspecialty, and the family atmosphere of a community program. The residency program will provide teaching opportunities that will develop pedagogical skills in the context of adjunct faculty appointment with affiliated pharmacy schools. A well-rounded critical care experience is provided with experiences in neuroscience, trauma, medical, cardiac, cardiovascular surgery, and pediatric intensive care units.
Applicants for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program
Eligibility for Virginia licensure by July 1st of the incoming residency year
About Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5- star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.