PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Our program aims to develop well-rounded clinicians who can provide high level pharmaceutical care in a variety of ICU settings.

The Baylor Scott & White Health PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Our one-year specialty program is designed to provide the resident with exposure to a diverse population of critically ill patients.

We accept one resident each year.


Our residents function as integral members of the critical care team in order to acquire practical clinical experience. Through patient data collection and analysis, residents develop the knowledge and skills to provide patient-specific and evidence-based pharmacotherapy while functioning as independent practitioners.

In addition, valuable leadership and research skills are developed through participation in critical care-related interdisciplinary committees and completion of a clinical research project.

Residents function as co-preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy residents. Residents also attend and actively participate in code response throughout the residency year and co-precept the PGY-1 residents in this setting.

Residents are required to staff up to every third weekend (clinical specialist role) and two evening shifts every 3rd week (order verification role).

 Required Rotations 

  • Orientation (July)
  • Medical intensive care I & II
  • Surgical-trauma intensive care I & II
  • Neurosurgical intensive care
  • Cardiothoracic intensive care I & II

Elective Rotations 

  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Toxicology and poison control
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Neonatal intensive care 

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Staffing
  • On-call/Drug Information
  • Code blue response
  • Precepting>
  • Research project
  • Seminar presentation
  • Medication use evaluation 
  • Critical care leadership & management

Residents are required to regularly attend educational lectures, including:

  • Case presentations
  • Journal clubs
  • In-services
  • Formal and informal lectures

Residents are also required to prepare one 60-minute presentation for ACPE credit on an approved critical care topic.

Residents are required to design, develop, and complete an original research project. Residents present the project as a poster at ASHP's Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and as a platform presentation at ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference.

A written manuscript of the research results is required to be submitted to the program director prior to completion of the program and is highly encouraged to be submitted for publication.

Past areas of research include:

  • Pain/Agitation/Delirium
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Anticoagulation
  • Anticoagulation reversal
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

How to Apply

We use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS) to accept applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials.

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be eligible for Texas pharmacist licensure. Candidates must also be in the process of or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent detailing reason for interest in completing a pharmacy practice residency, short and long-term career goals and how our program will assist in meetings those goals
  • Three ASHP recommendation forms, with preferably at least one completed by a critical care preceptor
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education

Contact Us

Jennifer Roth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Phone: 214.820.2338

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
3600 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246


Benefits we provide:

  • Paid time off: 15 days
  • Free parking, discounted bus passes available and a DART rail station on campus
  • Dedicated office and computer
  • Access to Baylor Health Sciences Library and electronic references

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Compensation and Benefits

The stipend for our pharmacy residents is set at $51,476 paid in 24 installments over a 12-month period. In addition to a competitive stipend, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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