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PGY2 Emergency Medicine

About the Program

The Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital 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:

  • Providing optimal medication management for patients who are in need of emergent care
  • Designing and managing medication treatment regimens for hospitalized patients in a variety of emergency medicine and intensive care settings
  • Training in ACLS or PALS and longitudinal participation in medical emergencies and resuscitation
  • Training in ATLS and longitudinal participation in the trauma services provided in a Level 1 trauma center
  • Numerous opportunities for precepting, teaching, and counseling patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals as an integral part of the health care team

Pharmacists completing the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency will have gained the skills necessary to be competent and confident emergency medicine clinical pharmacists.  The residents will function as key members of the health care team and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients.  These pharmacists will become skilled educators to other health care professionals, patients and the community on emergency medicine related topics.  The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of excellence, monitoring his or her own performance and exhibiting a commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

Accreditation
 

The PGY2 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.

Purpose Statement
 

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Pharmacists completing the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency will have gained the skills necessary to be competent and confident emergency medicine clinical pharmacists.  The residents will function as key members of the health care team and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients.  These pharmacists will become skilled educators to other health care professionals, patients and the community on emergency medicine related topics.  The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of excellence, monitoring his or her own performance and exhibiting a commitment to the profession of pharmacy.​

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
 

The schedule residency year is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual resident.
For more program-specific information and rotation schedules.

For more information contact:

Kate M. Kokanovich, PharmD, BCCCP
​PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Emergency Medicine Clinical Staff Pharmacist
University or Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642

Kate_Kokanovich@urmc.rochester.edu