The purpose of the PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) is to develop and refine clinical, leadership, management, and teaching skills within the practice of critical care. Upon completion of the PGY-2 program, the resident will be able to enter practice as a highly competent and effective clinical specialist or adjunct/associate faculty member in a wide range of critical care settings.
Core clinical rotations include Medical Intensive Care, Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Neuro Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine. As Penn Medicine’s Level One Trauma Center, the pharmacy residency program incorporates a longitudinal trauma bay on-call program. Additional longitudinal experiences include a residency research project, medication use evaluation, critical care and medication safety committee involvement, clinical on-call, staffing responsibilities, and various presentation requirements. The resident will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 residents and APPE students on clinical rotations.
Doctorate of Pharmacy, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency program or equivalent clinical experience, eligibility for Pennsylvania pharmacy licensure, academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, three completed recommendation forms, and letter of intent.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is a tertiary care academic medical center offering state-of-the-art services, with a Pavilion of Advanced Care comprised of 60-ICU beds that has been recognized with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Design Award. As the Level One Trauma Center for Penn Medicine, PPMC has services that provide the most complex medical and surgical treatments by a world-renowned team of medical professionals. PPMC is a major center for Critical Care, Traumatology, Orthopedics, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology, and Oncology while serving as a teaching hospital for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency programs. A technologically advanced institution with integrated computerized physician order entry system (EPIC); centralized state-of-the-art IV clean room (USP 797 compliant) and chemotherapy program (USP 800 compliant); automated robotic unit dose distribution system (Swisslog) and smart infusion pumps.