Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacists completing the post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency experience will be encouraged and assisted in becoming qualified pharmacists with expanded critical care pharmacy practice skills. The resident will develop competency in the therapeutic management of patients admitted to the Medical, Cardiac and Surgical Intensive Care Units and Infectious Disease patient care areas. They will be skilled in educating other health care professionals, students, and patients, and will exemplify professionalism both in philosophy and by example. These pharmacists will also integrate their knowledge of drug delivery and patient care to ensure a medication use system that is safe, efficient, and cost effective.

The PGY2 residency program is a 12-month learning experience with one position available per year.

Available rotations:

Residents complete 13 four-week rotations including an orientation session in July.

Twelve rotations are completed in core areas of intensive care medicine:

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • ICU-based antimicrobial stewardship
  • Medical Intensive Care (three)
  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care (two)
  • ICU-based nutritional support
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Additional activities:

  • Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education seminar to the pharmacy staff
  • Present journal clubs and patient cases to students and pharmacy staff
  • Participate in Code Blue coverage
  • Participate in staffing and clinical pharmacy services every third weekend
  • Participate in precepting pharmacy students
  • Participate in the pharmacy resident on-call program
  • Participate on a multidisciplinary hospital committee
  • Complete a medication use evaluation
  • Evaluate and present a medication for formulary review
  • Design and complete a residency project and participate in a structured research training program
  • An optional teaching certificate program is available in collaboration with Wayne State University

Residents receive a competitive stipend and benefits including health insurance, sick and professional leave, free parking, and professional travel reimbursement.

Application information:

Applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy, have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency, and be eligible for Michigan licensure. Academic transcripts, three professional references, and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PHORCAS. The application deadline is January 1st.

Program director:

Mike Peters, RPh, BCPS
Pharmacy Administration
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916-0267
Fax: (313) 916-1302
Email: mpeters1@hfhs.org