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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Prisma Health Richland Hospital – University of South Carolina

One-month experiences (required)

  • Pharmacy operations/orientation
  • Cardiovascular intensive care (surgery)/nutrition
  • Coronary care unit
  • Emergency medicine (critical care)
  • Medical intensive care
  • Medical intensive care – teaching experience
  • Neuroscience intensive care
  • Surgical/trauma intensive care

One-month experiences (elective)

  • Academia
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and support team
  • Advanced experience in one or more of the required experiences above
  • Drug information/informatics
  • Emergency medicine (toxicology)
  • Medical stepdown/surgical stepdown units
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric intensive care

Longitudinal experiences (required)

  • Central operations and distribution – every fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday shift)
  • Complete one medication utilization evaluation project in critical care with departmental impact to be presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Complete one major project in critical care with departmental impact to be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)
  • Leadership and practice management
  • Medical emergencies
  • University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy Clinical Teaching Certificate (at discretion of director if teaching certificate completed during PGY1)

Other requirements

  • Provide a minimum of one Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing education program to the department
  • One publication submission to a peer-reviewed journal
  • Initiate and conduct a minimum of four journal club discussions
  • Actively participate on Critical Care Formulary Evaluation Team
  • Participate in pharmacy resident lunch and learn series
  • Co-precept pharmacy students
  • Provide six in-service programs to pharmacists, nurses, medical residents, etc.