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PGY2 - Critical Care Specialty Residency

Overview

The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a one-year specialty residency in critical care. The primary patient population encountered during this training program will be adult patients in an intensive care unit with various medical and surgical conditions. The purpose of the Postgraduate year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program is to prepare the resident to excel in the care of patients in any critical care setting as a clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member. The residency program will focus on the provision of prospective evidence-based pharmaceutical care to patients and the appropriate monitoring and follow-up. Multiple professional writing and research opportunities as well as teaching and precepting opportunities are available during the course of the year.

 

Rotations

Required:

  • Pharmacy Orientation (July)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit - 2 months
  • Surgical ICU (Trauma) - 1 month
  • Neurosciences ICU - 1 month
  • Cardiothoracic ICU - 1 month
  • Elective ICU - 3 months (1 medicine, 1 surgery, 1 independent in June)
  • Elective rotations - 2 months
  • Research - 1 month
  • Nutritional Support - (2 weeks incorporated into Surgical ICU experience)

 

Elective:

  • Burn Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology Intensive Care unit
  • Infectious Diseases Consults
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Benign Hematology Consults
  • Bone Marrow Transplant 

 

Explanation of the Calendar Year 

Following orientation in July, at least one MICU and one Surgery ICU rotation will be scheduled prior to December. It is recommended that any ICU of specific interest to the resident also be scheduled prior to Midyear.  December is designated a research month and the remainder of the rotations will be scheduled based on availability and resident preference.

 

Pharmacy practice responsibilities (staffing) include three 1-week staffing blocks throughout the year and every third weekend. Activities include, but are not limited to verifying orders, providing pharmacokinetic consults, answering in-depth drug information questions, attending codes, providing patient education and solving pharmacotherapeutic issues. Residents will also participate in the pharmacy clinical on-call program as well as Code Blue coverage. 

 

Preceptors

  • Ed Sredzienski (SICU)
  • Emily Durr (NSICU)
  • Brian Murray (MICU)
  • Stacy Campbell-Bright (MICU)
  • Phillip Owen (CTICU)
  • Said (Moo) Sultan (Burn ICU)
  • Leah Hatfield (ED)
  • Jennifer Deyo (Solid Organ Transplant)
  • Ashley Marx (ID Consults)
  • Lindsey Daniels (ID Consults)
  • Tippu Khan (Bone Marrow Transplant)
  • Sheh-Li Chen (Benign Hematology Consult)
  • Jonathan Cicci (CICU)
  • Kristen Tasca (CICU)
  • Ian Hollis (CICU)
  • Kelly Sullivan (NSICU & Nutrition) 

 

Staffing Component

Pharmacy practice responsibilities (staffing) include three 1-week staffing blocks throughout the year and every third weekend. Activities include, but are not limited to verifying orders, providing pharmacokinetic consults, answering in-depth drug information questions, attending codes, providing patient education and solving pharmacotherapeutic issues. Residents will also participate in Code Blue coverage.

 

Seminars/Professional Meetings

Each resident is expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (December). Participation in the UNC Residency Conference and the Carolina/Virginia SCCM meeting are recommended Attendance at either the ACCP Meeting (November), or SCCM (January) are encouraged. Presentation of research is required at local, regional or national meeting prior to completion of residency year. Financial compensation may be provided for these educational experiences.

 

Additional Requirements

PGY2 residents will participate in weekly PGY2 specific topic discussions with critical care preceptors as well as leading topic discussions for students/PGY1 residents on average twice a month. The critical care resident is expected to attend weekly student seminars and case seminars when evaluation required and as schedule permits. The PGY2 will participate in the critical care case conferences which will average 2 to 4 a year. Case conferences are interactive, didactic and case-based.

 

RPD Contact Information

Stacy Campbell-Bright, Pharm. D., BCPS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Education

Director, Critical Care Residency Program

Clinical Specialist, Medicine Intensive Care Unit

University of North Carolina Hospitals

101 Manning Drive, CB 7600

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office: (919) 966-1927

Email: scampbel@unch.unc.edu

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