The PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital is a one year specialty training curriculum focused in a variety of different critical care practice settings. The residency provides goal-oriented practice environments through a variety of experiences in critical care, surgery, cardiology, infectious disease, and emergency medicine to name a few. Most rotations feature a multidisciplinary rounding model where residents refine interdisciplinary teamwork and leadership skills. Relationships with the University of Kentucky and other colleges of pharmacy provide an interactive teaching environment for residents to develop teaching, presentation, and precepting skills as well. Graduates of the PGY2 program will possess the skills necessary to be highly competitive for a variety of career opportunities and will also be prepared to obtain specialty board certification.
Graduate from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Successful completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency
Eligible for Kentucky pharmacist licensure
Current curriculum vitae
Letter of intent
Official pharmacy school transcripts
Three professional references using PhORCAS standard form (2 clinical in nature)
Applicants selected for an onsite interview will be contacted by the residency program director to discuss available dates.
As the largest facility in CHI Saint Joseph Health, Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital, a 433-bed acute care and surgical facility, founded in 1877. A wide variety of critical care and specialty services are provided utilizing 50 intensive care unit beds (a 22-bed cardiothoracic vascular unit, a 12-bed coronary/pulmonary care unit, a 6-bed neurology unit, and a 10-bed medical/surgical unit), as well as a 35-bed emergency department. The facility also provides over 150 telemetry beds,including dedicated units for heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery step down, and interventional cardiology care among others. Pharmacy services are provided in both a centralized and decentralized manner by a variety of specialized pharmacists (staff, clinical, medication reconciliation, informatics,residents) and technical staff. Strong relationships and collaboration with award-winning healthcare professionals are utilized to provide the highest level of patient-centered care.