The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care (CC) Pharmacy Residency Program at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is a 12-month postgraduate pharmacy training program. The purpose of the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training. The residency contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized critical care practice.
Our PGY2 program in Critical Care is an extension of the extraordinary strength we have in experiences and preceptors. This program is designed to facilitate growth in specialized clinical practice and will focus on communication, critical assessment, teaching, and leadership in team-based and quality improvement projects. Upon completion, the resident will have the necessary skills to function as an independent, competent critical care practitioner with the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and diverse patient populations. Residents are actively involved in the training of PGY1 residents and pharmacy students. They also work on clinical research and department projects.
Saint Luke’s Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level III NICU, and active kidney, liver, and heart transplant center. The critical care residency offers exposure to a wide array of patient populations and the opportunity to integrate into a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and dieticians.
Saint Luke's Hospital is a 611 bed tertiary care facility in mid-town Kansas City. It is part of Saint Luke's Health System, an integrated health system consisting of 10 area hospitals and several physician and health provider clinics. Special strengths include the Mid-America Heart Institute and the Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.