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PGY2 Critical Care Residency


The purpose of the Erlanger PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency program is to build upon the foundation skills attained during a PGY1 residency in order to prepare the resident to function independently as a critical care specialist.

Program Expectations

  • Serve as a co-preceptor for pharmacy students and four PGY1 residents
  • Provide educational in-services to clinical hospital staff including, but not limited to, physicians, pharmacy, and nursing
  • Participate in multidisciplinary hospital committees
  • Recognize areas for quality improvement. Design, implement, and analyze outcomes of research
  • Clinical staffing in the Emergency department every 4th weekend and one evening (4 hours) per week

Learning Experiences

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Medical ICU (2)
  • Neurotrauma ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research
  • Nutrition
  • Clinical Staffing- Emergency Department
  • Emergency Code Response
  • Teaching certificate available

Elective Rotations

  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neuro Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Trauma Step-Down


  • Annual stipend $54,600
  • Opportunity for extra hours in the staffing schedule
  • Paid time off (PTO): 20 days will be accrued which may be used for personal days, sick days, or professional interviews. At the end of the residency, any PTO time not used will be paid out to the resident at their hourly rate.
  • Educational leave to attend required conferences and meetings
  • Limited educational travel expenses (as available) within the general hospital guidelines
  • Health insurance coverage for individual or family with specific limitations defined in the current policy

Application Information

Requirements for application:

  • Anticipated completion of a PGY1 prior to start of residency
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application due date January 5th via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

Program Contact Information

Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCCCP

Program Director
Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care
Assistant Professor-UTHSC College of Pharmacy
Phone: (423) 778-4559
Email: Megan.Patel@erlanger.org