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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

Requirements for PGY2 Completion

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 (3-4 weeks)
  • Medical ICU I and II (4-5 weeks each)
  • Surgical Trauma ICU I and II (4-5 weeks each)
  • Cardiothoracic ICU I and II (4-5 weeks each)
  • Neurosurgical ICU (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4-5 weeks)

Elective Rotations (up to 3 may be selected, 2-4 weeks each)

  • Transplant (Abdominal)
  • Transplant (Thoracic)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Toxicology (offsite)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research Project
  • Seminar
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Critical Care Leadership-Management/Medication Safety
  • Teaching and Education
  • Code Blue Response
  • Staffing

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 an ACPE-accredited lecture to the pharmacy department and a CME-accredited lecture to interdisciplinary critical care staff.

Residents will have the opportunity to mentor and precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 residents.

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

Staffing:

Longitudinal staffing approximately every third weekend in the critical care setting.

Manager On-Call Program:

Residents also serve as Manager On-Call as part of leadership development. Each resident participates in this program approximately every seven weeks with seven residents.

Medication Safety:

The resident will be expected to conduct two critical care event reviews per on-call week.

Practice Management and Professional Involvement 

Policy/Guideline Development:

The resident will be required to write or update at least one critical care policy, protocol or guideline

Committee Involvement:

BUMC Critical Care Collaborative

Other:

Lead SCCM monthly journal club webinar
Publish quarterly critical care pharmacy newsletter

Conference Travel:

The resident will have the opportunity to attend various professional meetings throughout the year, with funding provided for travel to ASHP Midyear and ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference. Funding for additional conferences, such as SCCM Annual Congress, is based on availability

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

Preceptors and Current Residents

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Preceptors and Current Residents

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Jennifer Roth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
PG2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Jennifer.Roth@BSWHealth.org

Vivek Kataria, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
Vivek.Kataria@BSWHealth.org

Molly Merz, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
Molly.Merz@BSWHealth.org

Klayton Ryman, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
Klayton.Ryman@BSWHealth.org

Tyler Brouse, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident 2021-2022
Tyler.Brouse @BSWHealth.org

Department of Pharmacy
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

Benefits

Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time employees of Baylor Scott and White Health.

Here is a selection of benefits we provide:

  • Salary is approximately $51,000 for PGY2 residents
  • The benefits package includes, health, dental, life insurance, and staff discounts
  • Residents accrue 15 days of paid time off (PTO), which includes vacation, holiday, sick leave, interview leave beyond the allotted 5 days, and professional leave not sponsored by the program
  • Dedicated office space and computer
  • Residents will be allowed professional leave and travel expenses for attendance at professional seminars and meetings such as the ASHP Clinical Mid-Year Meeting and the ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Free parking, discounted bus passes available and a DART rail station on campus
  • Access to Baylor Health Sciences Library and electronic references

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