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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency


The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency programs will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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 of 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, if available.

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 3rd weekend

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations (4 weeks each unless otherwise stated)

  • Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU I
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU II
  • Medical ICU I
  • Medical ICU II
  • Cardiovascular ICU (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases

Elective Rotations (10 weeks total)

  • Pediatric Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Neuro Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Evening Critical Care (2 weeks)
  • Toxicology (2 weeks)
  • Additional electives may be selected based on resident interest

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research and MUE
  • Nutrition Support
  • Presentations
  • Clinical Staffing - Emergency Department
  • Precepting and Teaching
  • Critical Care Management, including Emergency Code Response
  • Teaching certificate available


  • 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 with at least one from a critical care or emergency medicine preceptor. Please have at least one letter of recommendation address your abilities/experiences with emergency (code blue) response and nutrition support.

Application due date January 3rd via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

Program Contact Information

Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCCCP

Program Director
Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care
Phone: (423) 778-4559
Email: megan.patel@erlanger.org