APRY2 Critical Care

The APRY2 Critical Care specialty is designed to prepare residents to work in Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) positions in critical care areas.  Experiential and academic opportunities in a variety of acute care clinical specialties will provide the resident with comprehensive training in advanced pharmacotherapuetics, research, and clinical teaching. The resident will also develop interprofessional and leadership skills that can be applied to any position in any practice setting. General educational outcomes for the advanced pharmacy residency 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 (4 weeks) 
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Advanced Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)

Elective rotations (12 weeks) - Subject to site and preceptor availability

  • Respirology (4 weeks)
  • Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Mental Health (4 weeks)
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Poison Control (2-4 weeks)

Seminars/Lectures, Workshops and Coursework (Longitudinal)

  • Critical Appraisal
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Physical Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacokinetics
  • Statistics for Health Research
  • Epidemiological Methods

Research project (6 weeks)

  • Project Design
  • Ethics Approval
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Poster or Podium Presentation
  • Manuscript

Leadership or ADministrative Project (Longitudinal)

Teaching (Longitudinal)

  • Facilitating a Year 1 Program Academic Day on a select clinical topic

Orientation (1-2 days)

Vacation (2 weeks)

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