PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Greenville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina. Greenville is a vibrant city with many exciting activities including diverse museums and theaters, downtown festivals, great restaurants, and outdoor recreation. Prisma Health – Upstate is a 750 bed tertiary care, academic, level I trauma center. 

Prisma Health – Upstate is affiliated with the University of South Carolina (USC) College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and various nursing and other allied health programs. 

The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Prisma Health – Upstate is a one-year program designed to train pharmacists to practice pharmaceutical care at the highest level of competency within a critical care setting.  Residents will gain expertise through direct patient care in various critical care environments, primary literature evaluation and application, participation in educational programs, research and publication opportunities, and student preceptorship. Prisma Health – Upstate is committed to the resident’s continuous personal and professional growth, tailoring training experiences to the resident’s needs. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have the skill set necessary to be a leader in critical care as a clinical pharmacy specialist, affiliate clinical pharmacy faculty of a college of pharmacy, and eligible for board certification.

Learning Experience Structure

 7 required core rotations of one calendar month each

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care Teaching Service/Pulmonary Teaching Service
  • Surgery Critical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care or Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care

The resident will be expected to complete a relevant clinical research project and to effectively deliver formal education to a variety of healthcare providers.