PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Our PGY2 Critical Care program has early committed for the 2022-2023 residency year.

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Number of Positions: 1

Estimated Salary: $55,000

Estimated Starting Date: July 1

NMS Code: 601752


PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in critical care.  This residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.  Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

The program fosters growth of residents into independent, accountable, and highly skilled leaders in the profession of pharmacy and the area of critical care pharmacy.  The critical care residents will obtain an in-depth knowledge of therapeutic areas of emphasis and an advanced skill set in areas of clinical practice, education, scholarship, and pharmacy leadership.  Graduates of the critical care program will be able to successfully serve as an authoritative resource in a variety of settings.

This is the first PGY2 Critical Care residency in the state of Arkansas.

Required Experiences:

  1. Orientation
  2. Medical ICU (2 months)
  3. Surgical ICU (2 months)
  4. Neurocritical ICU (1 month)
  5. Emergency General Surgery and Nutrition (1 month)
  6. Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  7. Research/Administration (1 month)
  8. Infectious Diseases (1 month) – will be required if no ID rotation as part of PGY1
  9. Elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Longitudinal Experiences:

  1. Case Conference
  2. Journal Club
  3. MUE
  4. Staffing (decentralized) and weekly post-staffing follow-up meetings
  5. Research


  • 12 days paid time off for vacation and sick leave
  • 8 state holidays (number may vary slightly each year)
  • Professional leave for meetings and interviews
  • Financial assistance to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midsouth Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Office space, pager, laptop, and iPad (must be returned at end of residency year)
  • Free, on-site, covered parking
  • Comprehensive health sciences library
  • Employer paid life and health insurance
  • Meal Stipend, employee food discount on campus (20%), and merchant discounts in the community

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