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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) has over 100 adults Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, divided into Medical, Surgical-Trauma, Neurosurgical, Cardiothoracic and Bone Marrow Transplant ICUs. BUMC provides care for a variety of high acuity critically ill and emergency patients and is designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and ECMO Center of Excellence.

Our PGY2 Critical Care 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 code blue response, critical care-related multidisciplinary committees, teaching and completion of a research project.

BUMC’s PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency has been ASHP-accredited since 2007. We currently accept one resident each year.

Curriculum

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 Disease
  • Toxicology (off-site)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Heart, Lung or Abdominal)
  • May repeat another rotation of interest

Longitudinal Rotations

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

Our multifaceted multidisciplinary teaching is provided during formal rounds, didactic sessions, and weekly critical care conferences with invited lecturers, including

  • Journal clubs
  • Case Presentations
  • Critical Care Conference
  • Grand Rounds (multiple specialties)

Residents are required to provide a 45 minute ACPE accredited CE to the pharmacy department.

Residents will have the opportunity to mentor and precept PGY1 residents and/or longitudinal clerkship students at least once during the residency year.

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

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident will be responsible for staffing approximately every third weekend in the ICUs. The purpose of these experiences is to gain practice experience in clinical, operational and leadership areas.

The resident will be expected to work one major holiday (Thanksgiving/Black Friday or Christmas Eve/Christmas Day) and one minor holiday (typically Memorial Day).

In the event of a meeting or conference on the resident’s scheduled weekend, the schedule will be adjusted to an alternate weekend.

On-Call Requirements

All residents service the pharmacy's department Drug Information Service, through which they provide urgent and non-urgent drug information questions. On call hours for urgent requests are from 1600-0700.

When on-call, the resident is responsible for ensuring that all consultations, documentation and follow-up are completed. A rotation schedule will be determined by the Chief Resident.

Residents also contribute to and serve as editors of the Baylor Mailer, the Drug Information Service newsletter, which is published monthly.

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
PG2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Director
Jennifer.Roth@BSWHealth.org

Brandon Boelts, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident 2020-2021
Brandon.Boelts@BSWHealth.org

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

Benefits

Here is a selection of the benefits we provide. (For a complete list, view our Benefits page)

Benefits we provide:

  • Paid time off: 15 days
  • Free parking, discounted bus passes available and a DART rail station on campus
  • Professional leave: Residents will be allowed professional leave and travel expenses for attendance at professional seminars and meetings such as the ASHP Clinical Mid-Year Meeting, the ALCADLE Southwest Leadership Conference and Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress as the annual departmental budget allows
  • 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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