The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is designed to provide a wide variety of critical care experiences in high acuity settings with the purpose of developing residents into proficient and pivotal members of the critical care team. To achieve this goal residents will practice in multiple ICU settings so they can gain experience in managing medical, surgical, neurological, cardiac, and trauma patients. In addition, residents are provided opportunities to participate in rotations that allow them to focus on developing and refining the specific skills needed to excel in the critical care environment including infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, neonatal/pediatrics, nutrition, and research rotations. Residents will have many chances to engage in the formal and informal education of different members of the medical team, while also precepting both PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students at different points throughout the residency. Over a 12-month period the PGY2 resident will be precepted by specialty trained preceptors who are dedicated to the academic, clinical, and personal growth of the resident. Throughout the year the preceptors will work with the resident to tailor their learning experiences to ensure they are operating as a fully independent and confident critical care clinical pharmacist by the end of the residency. This program is currently seeking ASHP accreditation for its foundational year.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke's University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals and 300 outpatient sites. In 2020, three of IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke's hospitals. St. Luke's University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health eight times total and six years in a row. The primary training site will be St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Bethlehem is a 480-licensed bed hospital, with 59 ICU beds divided among the medical, neurological, intermediate, pediatric/neonatal, and cardiothoracic/cardiac ICU’s.
Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke's is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke's created the Lehigh Valley's first and only regional medical school campus and also operates the nation's longest continuously operating School of Nursing. In addition to this, St. Luke’s has affiliation agreements with Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. St. Luke’s offers a variety of pharmacy student rotations throughout the academic year and incorporates PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents into them via the Layered Learning Model. This focus on teaching results in St. Luke’s continuously cultivating an environment of education and growth for all types and levels of medical practitioners.
Medical ICU (10 weeks)
Surgical/Trauma ICU (10 weeks)
Neurological ICU (5 weeks)
Cardiac Critical Care Unit (5 weeks)
Nutrition Support (5 weeks)
Research (5 weeks)
Repeat a required rotation experience
Provision of network wide interprofessional and intraprofessional critical care education
PGY2 Critical Care Program Director:
Haley Kavelak, PharmD, BCCCP
Prerequisites and Licensure
PharmD graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy
Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency
Eligible for Pennsylvania licensure with successful completion of MPJE within 120 days from start of residency.
St. Luke's University Health Network is a tertiary teaching heath care system located in Eastern Pennsylvania. We are currently a 12 hospital system and routinely ranked among one of the top teaching hospitals in the country.