The resident receives health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, free parking, and professional travel reimbursement.
Internal Number: PGY2 Critical Care
The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Henry Ford Hospital is designed to produce a specialized practitioner in critical care who can deliver pharmaceutical care to diverse critically ill populations and become a board certified critical care pharmacist upon completion of the program. Graduates of the program are qualified for clinical pharmacy specialist positions in critical care.
The resident will gain experience in the care of critically ill patients in a broad diversity of specialized critical care practice areas including medical, surgical-trauma, cardiac, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and pulmonary intensive care. The resident will be an active member of our system wide critical care council committee. The program is designed to help foster the development of practice leadership skills.
Henry Ford Hospital is an 877 bed, tertiary care, teaching hospital and is part of the Henry Ford Health. This critical care resident will work with eleven PGY1 pharmacy practice residents and residents in the following PGY2 specialties: infectious diseases, pharmacotherapy, oncology, ambulatory care, and transplant medicine. The critical care resident will have opportunities to serve as a preceptor for 4th year student pharmacists from Wayne State University while on rotations in critical care.
The PGY2 residency program is an ASHP accredited 12-month learning experience with one position available per year.
Available rotations: Residents complete 13 four-week rotations including an orientation session in July. Eleven required rotations are completed in core areas of critical care pharmacy practice:
Orientation Medical Critical Care #1 Medical Critical Care #2 Surgical & Trauma Critical Care #1 Surgical & Trauma Critical Care #2 Neurosurgical Critical Care Cardiovascular Critical Care Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care Parenteral Nutrition Support ICU Antimicrobial Stewardship Emergency Medicine
Two rotations are completed in elective areas. Elective options include:
Solid Organ Transplant Pulmonary Hypertension Neonatal Intensive Care Repeating any of the required ICU clinical rotations
Additional activities: Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar to the pharmacy staff Present journal clubs and patient cases to students and pharmacy staff Participate in Code Blue coverage Participate in staffing and clinical pharmacy services every third weekend Participate in precepting pharmacy students Participate in precepting the pharmacy resident on-call program Participate on a multidisciplinary hospital committee Complete a medication use evaluation Evaluate and present a medication for formulary review Design and complete a residency project and participate in a structured research training program An optional teaching certificate program is available in collaboration with Wayne State University
Program Awards and Highlights:
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital was recognized with the ASHP Pharmacist Nutrition Support Patient-Care Impact Program Award for 2023-2024
David Gutenschwager (PGY2 Critical Care Resident 2022-23) was the recipient of the 2023 ACCP Critical Care PRN Resident/Fellow of the Year Award
Zachary Smith (PGY2 Critical Care RPD), was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Critical Care PRN Mentor of the Year award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Mary Fronrath’s (PGY2 Critical Care Resident 2021-22) PGY2 research project received the top research presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Michigan Chapter's Annual Scientific Symposium
Benjamin August (PGY2 Critical Care Resident 2020-21) was the recipient of the ACCP Critical Care PRN Resident Research Grant for 2020-2021
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Applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy, have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency, and be eligible for Michigan licensure. Academic transcripts, letter of intent/personal statement, three professional references, and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PHORCAS. The application deadline is January 2nd.