PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 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 or other advanced practice settings. 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 the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Philosophy
The philosophy of the critical care pharmacy specialty residency at Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis is to provide the residents with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to critically ill and emergency department patients. This opportunity will be provided through active participation in evidence-based disease state management, medical staff education, medication safety, and outcomes-based research. Experiences will provide the resident the ability to function independently as a specialist by conceptualizing, integrating and transforming accumulated experience and knowledge into optimal drug therapy for patients.
The residency program is designed to develop pharmacists with expertise in critical care pharmacotherapy with an emphasis in emergency medicine including clinical, educational, and operational pharmacy services. Therapeutic drug monitoring, medication safety, and outcomes-based research will be emphasized throughout the residency. In addition, the resident will develop their teaching abilities for students, pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other health care professionals.
Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis is a community teaching hospital with over 500 beds and is the largest healthcare facility among the Ascension Health organization. The hospital system is comprised of St. Vincent Indianapolis, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent and St. Vincent Women’s. There are more than 100 intensive care unit beds among the medical, neuroscience, pediatric, trauma and cardiovascular units, which will provide the resident with a wide range of experience in caring for the critically ill patient. Additionally, with our emergency department servicing over 60,000 visits per year and Level I Trauma Center certification, the resident’s exposure to emergency medicine will complement his/her training in critical care pharmacotherapy.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE program or possess FPGEC certificate from NABP
Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy residency
Eligible for licensure in Indiana
Application materials submitted through the PhORCAS system by December 30, 2020
About Ascension Indiana - St. Vincent Indianapolis
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is an acute care hospital and referral center affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and Marion University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hospital's Medical Education Department supports medical residents in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and General Surgery. The Pharmacy Department has PGY2 residencies in the areas of critical care, pediatrics and ambulatory care. St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital provides the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. Additional information can be found at stvincent.org/medical-education/pharmacy-residency-programs.