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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Parkview offers a 52-week PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency.  This is a new program with anticipated accreditation.  Once accreditation is achieved, all past residents will be considered to have completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited PGY2 residency. This resident will develop a core skill set in the areas of:

  • Teaching of other healthcare providers and healthcare providers in training
  • Evaluation of critical care pharmacotherapy treatment plans and principles
  • Development of pedagogy principles
  • Evaluate, manage, and improve the medication-use process
Purpose statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (if available).

Residency site

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Located on an expanded north Fort Wayne campus, Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) provides medical services to patients in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. PRMC is the critical care regional referral center within Parkview Health, providing critical surgeries and procedures such as:

  • Adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Neuroendovascular procedures (cerebral thrombectomies, aneurysm clipping and coiling, etc.)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection repair
  • Coronary artery bypass grafts, both traditional and minimally invasive
  • Heart valve repair and replacements
  • Repair of adult congenital heart lesions, such as atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closures
  • Impella implantation
  • Coronary and cerebral stents

PRMC provides over 550 private acute care rooms, which includes:

  • Emergency Department: approximately 75 beds
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit: 78 beds
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: 7 beds
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: 41 beds with upcoming expansion to 45 beds

PRMC is a level II adult and pediatric trauma center, an accredited pain center, and a certified comprehensive stroke center. PRMC also features specialty centers for orthopedics, women's and children's health, oncology, and cardiovascular care. The Parkview Heart Institute is in alliance with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute.

Salary and benefits
  • 16 days paid time off (vacation, illness, holidays, etc.)
  • 12 paid educational days off
  • 2 days volunteer/mental health paid time off per calendar year
  • $1,250 stipend for approved expenses at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • All approved expenses reimbursed for the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
Program structure

Parkview Health pharmacy residents are required to complete 52 weeks of practice experience during their residency. Additional rotation opportunities may be arranged at the residents’ request.

Required learning experiences

  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine 1
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit 1
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit 2
  • Orientation
  • Research
  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit – Surgical/Trauma Focus

Elective learning experiences

  • Emergency Medicine 2
  • Informatics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition
  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit – Neurocritical Care Focus
  • Toxicology

Required longitudinal experiences

  • Staffing
    • Every 4th weekend with blend of clinical and operational shifts
    • 1 minor holiday
  • Medication Safety
  • Critical Care-related committee involvement
  • Research

Required activities

  • Medication use evaluation/quality improvement project with poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Major research project with results presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and a written manuscript

Requirements for attendance at professional meetings

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Various Parkview-sponsored symposiums per resident interest

Application information

Residency candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Indiana. Candidates must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited or candidate-status PGY-1 Residency. Parkview Health PGY1 residents will be provided the opportunity to early-commit to the PGY2 program. Candidates must also register for the Matching Program and have a National Matching Services (NMS) applicant number.

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