PGY 2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
The Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements needed to shape a successful pharmacy specialist. This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings, including:
- Training in ACLS and participating in medical emergencies
- Training in ATLS and participating in the trauma services provided in the regional trauma center
- Teaching patients, pharmacists, physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers and other health care professionals as an integral part of the health care team
- Providing optimal drug management for patients who are in need of emergent care
- Designing and managing drug treatment regimens for hospitalized patients in a variety emergency medicine areas and intensive care units, including burn/trauma, medical and pediatric.
Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in any emergency medicine environment. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. The pharmacist will be able to integrate the accumulated experience and knowledge gained during previous training and transform it into improved pharmaceutical care for patients who are critically ill and that need emergent attention. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.
The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Its goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are consistent with the goals and objectives established by ASHP.
The schedule residency year is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual resident and is outlined below.
- Emergency Medicine - Adult
- Emergency Medicine - Community
- Emergency Medicine - Pediatric
- Emergency Medicine - Trauma
- Emergency Medical Services
- Burn/Trauma Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Pharmacy Management
- Pharmacy Practice
Longitudinal Pharmacy Practice
Following the completion of the orientation period, the pharmacy resident will be required to provide pharmaceutical care services and pharmacokinetic consults every third weekend and assigned holidays.
Elective rotations are designed to customize the emergency medicine experience to the needs and desires of each resident. Possible electives include:
- Infectious Disease
- Mixed Medical/Surgical Intensive Care
- Pallitaive Care/Pain Service
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Surgical Intensive Care
Residents will also have opportunities to develop teaching skills by providing in-service presentations to pharmacy staff and didactic lectures to students in other health care professions, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Development of a major project related to a specific aspect of emergency medicine is required, and the results are presented at a pharmacy or emergency medicine professional meeting.
Benefits include a competitive stipend; medical, dental and life insurance; 17 vacation days; contribution to tax-deferred retirement program; paid holidays; book allowance; and travel reimbursement for two professional meetings (one national, one regional).
Requirements for Admission
Admission to the residency program is available to PharmD graduates who have completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency. Residents must be eligible for .
Our residency program utilizes PhORCAS for the application process.
The following items must be submitted:
- Letter of intent stating goals and interests
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of references
- Official college transcripts
If you have questions or would like additional information contact:
Amber Crowley , Pharm.D., BCPS
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-5122
Fax: (585) 756-5582.
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Strong Ties Outpatient Pharmacy
Infectious Disease Clinic Pharmacy
URMC Employee Pharmacy
URMC Specialty Pharmacy
(585) 273-4767 Or (855) 340-4767
Highland Pharmacy at Jordan Health Center
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Pharmacy
Investigational Drug Studies
Summary of Residency Program
Starting Date: July 1
Type/Duration: 12 month/full-time
Application Deadline: January 10
Interview Required: Yes
Presentation Required: Yes
Curriculum Vitae Required: Yes
College Transcripts Required: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: Three