The PGY2 Critical Care residency program at Cabell Huntington Hospital provides the resident with in-depth training and practice experience in the core rotations (e.g. Medical ICU, Surgical-Trauma ICU, Burn ICU) as well as elective rotations (e.g. Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases), which are provided to align with our resident's interests and career plans. Longitudinal activities during the residency are designed to expand the resident's experiences in pharmacy and health-system leadership, the formulary and medication use process, drug policy, code response, and medication safety. Additionally, residents will develop their skills to be competent in the provision of clinical and operational services within the acute care setting. Each resident will be responsible for completing a medication use evaluation, residency project, and manuscript. A Teaching Certificate Program is offered in collaboration with Marshall University School of Pharmacy.
The program is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in critical care pharmacotherapy. The primary focus of the residency is the enhancement of clinical skills. Upon completion of this residency, graduates will be prepared to lead practice as a critical care pharmacotherapy specialist.
The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of pharmacy and a certificate of completion from an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency. Residents are required to become a registered pharmacist in the state of West Virginia as outlined in the program's licensing policy.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is a regional referral center offering a multitude of services including Level II trauma center, Level III neonatal center, oncology center, burn unit, pediatric, surgical, and medical intensive care units. Cabell is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.