Program Requirements

The PGY-2 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.

Resident Expertise

  • Direct patient care in various critical care environments
  • Primary literature evaluation and application
  • Participation in educational programs
  • Research and publication opportunities
  • Student preceptorship
  • Clinical and didactic teaching experiences

Prisma Health – Upstate faculty 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 or affiliated clinical pharmacy faculty of a College of Pharmacy.

PGY-2 Requirements

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Medicine/Pulmonary Intensive Care
  • Surgery/Trauma Intensive Care
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care or Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Clinical On-Call/Pharmacokinetics Service
  • Clinical Research
  • Preceptorship
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Research Project (to be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference [SERC])

Elective Experiences

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Peds Hematology/Oncology
  • Adult Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Others, based on resident interest, including repeating a previous rotation but with a different emphasis