PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Number of Positions: 1ASHP Candidate logo
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.

Program Structure:

  1. Required Learning Experiences (1 month each unless otherwise denoted)
    • Orientation (1-4 weeks)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Medical ICU I
    • Medical ICU II
    • Surgical ICU I
    • Surgical ICU II
    • Clinical Nutrition Support
    • Cardiovascular ICU (new for 2022-2023)
    • Infectious Diseases
      • required if no ID rotation as part of PGY1
  2. Elective learning experiences (1 month each)
    • Emergency Medicine II
    • Neurocritical Care I
    • Neurocritical Care II
    • Pediatric ICU
    • Second Shift ICU
  3. Longitudinal (10 months each)
    • Practice Management
    • Residency Project
    • Staffing
      • Decentralized and Central Pharmacy Practice Experience
      • Tuesdays staffing follow-up with Critical Care Preceptors
    • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge


  • 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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