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PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Baptist Hospital of Miami

The Department of Pharmacy's mission is to provide high quality pharmaceutical care to our patients in an atmosphere of educational growth, shared respect, and communication. This specialized residency in Critical Care is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the program is to develop a well-rounded critical care practitioner and effective clinical instructor who can provide high-level clinical care in a variety of ICU settings and effectively share their knowledge and promote learning among students and other residents. The focus of the residency program is clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary critical care team in surgical, neurological and medical ICU environments. The training is coordinated to allow the resident to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for the PGY2 Residency in Critical Care. Residents will develop skills in managing drug therapy for patients with multiple disease states in the critical care setting, educating students and residents, and participating in clinical research.

At the residency completion, PGY2 graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication recommendations in the acute environment of the critically ill patient population. Graduates are also experienced in research in the critical care environment and excel in their ability to teach other health care professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system. The residency program will also equip the graduate with the competencies than enable attainment of board certification in Critical Care.

Required learning experiences:

  • Critical Care I
  • Critical Care II
  • Advanced Adult Critical Care
  • Medication Utilization
  • Neuro Critical Care/Neurology
  • Pulmonology

Elective learning experiences:

  • Advanced Neurology & Neuro Critical Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Parmacokinetics
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Coordinator & Quality Assurance
  • Emergency Medicine (Adult)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Management / Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatrics: Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care
  • Teaching Certificate (optional through Nova Southeastern University)

Benefits and other requirements: The resident will receive medical and dental insurance, two weeks paid vacation and travel support for local, state and national meetings. The resident is required to work every fourth weekend and staff one eight-hour shift every two weeks except on months when on Critical Care I to III.

Application Requirements

Candidates for this residency must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy and Florida licensure; in addition, they must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency.

Prospective residents are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
  • Letter of Intent

Residency candidates must participate in the Residency Matching Program.

Please submit all materials by January 11th to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).​​​​​​​​

Program Director

Heidi Clarke, Pharm.D., BCCCP​

Is this program accredited?

Yes, by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

How many residents/fellows are accepted per year?


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