APRY2 Critical Care

The APRY2 Critical Care speciality is meant to prepare residents to work in Clinical Pharmacy Specialist positions (CPS) in emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care. Rotations will prepare residents to respond to a wide variety of emergent and non-emergent issues related to comprehensive patient care in an emergency setting. Outcomes for residents include:

  1. Provide evidence-based direct patient care as a member of interprofessional teams
  2. Manage and improve the medication-use process and systems
  3. Exercise leadership 
  4. Provide medication- and practice-related education
  5. Demonstrate research skills

A sample schedule of rotations in the program includes:

Core rotations (32 weeks)

  • Adult Intensive Care Unit (8 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (8 weeks)
  • Adult Coronary Care Unit (8 weeks) 
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)

Elective rotations (8 weeks) - Pick 2-3

  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Respirology (4 weeks)
  • Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Mental Health (4 weeks)
  • Poison Control (2 weeks)
  • Leadership (2 weeks)

Coursework (3 weeks, Longitudinal)

  • Critical Appraisal
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistic and Modelling
  • Academic Writing and Presentation

Research project (6 weeks)

  • Project Design
  • Ethics Approval
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Manuscript and Presentation

Vacation (2 weeks)

Orientation (1 week)

Teaching (Longitudinal)

Please note that rotations are still being finalised and subject to change contingent on preceptor and site availability.