PGY2 Critical Care Curriculum

Pharmacy Residency Program

ChristianaCare PGY-2 pharmacy residency in critical care equips residents to care for critically ill patients in a variety of sub-specialties as well as shape the future of our profession by serving as mentors and preceptors.

Some highlights the PGY-2 Critical Care curriculum include:

  • Residents work alongside preceptors with advanced training in critical care.
  • Experience working across a variety of practice areas, such as the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Surgical Critical Care Complex, the Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex, Neuro Critical Care Complex and the Emergency Department.
  • Residents precept Pharm.D. candidates, serve as a mentor and chief resident for the PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and participate in various hospital committees.
  • Our program is affiliated with St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy) and Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy.

Schedule of Rotations PGY-2

Core Block Rotations (4 weeks each unless otherwise noted)

  • Medical intensive Care Unit (8 weeks).
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care Complex (8 weeks).
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex.
  • Neuro Critical Care Complex
  • Emergency Medicine (Christiana Hospital).
  • Infectious Diseases – consult service or Antimicrobial Stewardship.
  • Nutrition Support.

Core Longitudinal Rotations

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Nutrition Support.
  • Practice Management.
  • Satellite Experience.
  • Research/Project.

Elective Block Rotations (4 weeks each)

  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit.
  • Kidney Transplantation.
  • Oncology/Hematology.
  • Emergency Medicine (Wilmington Hospital).
  • Toxicology at the Poison Control Center.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In addition to these therapeutic areas, residents may choose to repeat a core rotation as an elective.