APRY2 Critical Care

The APRY2 Critical Care speciality is designed to prepare residents to work in Clinical Pharmacy Specialist positions (CPS) in critical care areas.  Experiential and academic opportunities in a variety of acute care clinical specialties will provide the resident a 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 (8 weeks) 
  • Advanced 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.