PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Program Director: Vince Procopio, Pharm.D., BCCCP
ASHP Accreditation Status: Candidate
Number of Positions: 

ASHP's PGY2 Program Purpose

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

Residency Experience

Pharmacists completing a Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (HFMH) PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency experience will be competent practitioners able to provide direct patient care in specialized advanced practice areas for critically ill patients. These individuals will further develop and enhance their personal and professional skills as they seek positions as critical care pharmacists.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation to Pharmacy Operations and Clinical Practice
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care (Detroit Campus)
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Infectious Diseases (Critical Care Focus)
  • Medical Intensive Care I
  • Medical Intensive Care II
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care (Detroit Campus)
  • Cardiovascular Surgery and Trauma Intensive Care I
  • Cardiovascular Surgery and Trauma Intensive Care II
  • Research/Project (December)
  • Direct Patient Care (Repeat Previous Rotation of Interest)
  • Capstone Experience (Repeat previously completed rotation)


  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Lecture
  • Precepting Longitudinal APPE Students
  • Precepting PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
  • Interactive Clinical Education
  • Clinical Presentations to Pharmacy Staff
  • Resident Journal Club
  • Interactive Lecture to P3 pharmacy students at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Wayne State University)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Weekend Staffing; Every 3rd weekend (ICU/ED setting)
  • Attendance on Local and Health System Critical Care Committees
  • Resident Journal Club
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • 10 hours community service
  • Completion of a monograph or the creation/update of a system policy/procedure/guideline
  • Attendance and participation in a weekly research series with all Henry Ford Health residents


  • The PGY2 Critical Care Resident will precept a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident medication use evaluation (MUE). The PGY2 Resident will be aided by experienced preceptors within the pharmacy department.
  • A critical care research project is selected from a list of approved research ideas compiled by the pharmacy department. The project will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.

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