APRY2 Critical Care (2018-2019 intake only)

NOTE: the Critical Care program outlined below will not be offered in the 2019-2020 residency year.

Residency Manual for Year 2 Critical Care Program

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 (28 weeks)

  • Adult Intensive Care Unit (8 weeks)

  • Emergency Medicine (4 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)

Research project (8-10 weeks)

  • Project Design

  • Ethics Approval

  • Data Collection and Analysis

  • Poster and Podium Presentation

  • Manuscript

Leadership or ADministrative Project (Longitudinal)

Teaching (4 weeks/Longitudinal)

  • Precepting Rotation (4 weeks)

  • Teaching Skills Rotation (1 week)

  • Large and small group teaching/lecturing opportunities

Vacation (2 weeks)

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

Total Program Duration: 14 Months