PGY2 Pharmacy Residency - Critical Care | Boston Medical Center
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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency - Critical Care

Program Director Contact Information

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Megan Feeney, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, Cardiac ICU
Director, PGY2 Critical Care
 
 

 

 
 
 
For general residency questions, please email [email protected]

Program Description

Boston Medical Center's PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency was the first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to gain ASHP accreditation in 2004. During that time, critical care pharmacy services have expanded to include dedicated specialists in medical, trauma, cardiac, and surgical critical care, and emergency medicine. Additionally, the resident staffs New England’s busiest emergency department, which has grown to be the only ED in the Commonwealth to provide 24/7 de-centralized pharmacy services. Our program offers a challenging, fast-paced rotation environment desired by candidates interested in pursuing a future in critical care and provides opportunities to complete a research or quality improvement project and medication use evaluation, serve on the Anti-thrombotic Task Force, lead continuing education seminars, pharmacy case conferences, and therapeutics seminars, and precept APPE pharmacy students from local colleges of pharmacy. The unique combination of our strong history, high quality specialist preceptors and learning experiences, quality improvement focus, and exemplary commitment to our diverse patients, makes BMC one of the best places for critical care pharmacy residency training in the Northeast.

Our PGY-2 critical care residents work closely with physician training programs in:

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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, if available.

Program Outcomes

  1. Patient care (required)
  2. Advancing practice and improving care (required)
  3. Leadership and management (required)
  4. Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge (required)
  5. Added leadership and practice management skills (elective)
  6. Mass casualty (elective)

Core Rotations (5 weeks)

  • Orientation (2-4 weeks)
  • Medical ICU I
  • Medical ICU II - may include co-precepting a PGY1 resident
  • Trauma/Surgical ICU 
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Infectious Diseases

Elective Rotations (5 weeks unless otherwise specified)

  • Pediatric & Neonatal ICU (2.5 weeks)
  • Nutrition Support Team (2.5 weeks)
  • Palliative Care (2.5 weeks)
  • Toxicology
  • Critical Care Administration/Medication Safety
  • Trauma/Surgery ICU II
  • Cardiac ICU II
  • Emergency Medicine II

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • 24/7 at home clinical on-call program
  • IHI quality improvement project supported by the scholarship committee
    • Receive an IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety
    • Final manuscript submission
  • Medication guideline development
  • Information systems support (e.g. CPOE, smartpump, ADC, Lexi-Comp) improvements
  • Formulary Management Committee participation
  • Anti-thrombotic Task Force participation
  • Executive Critical Care Committee participation
  • Completion of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement basic certificate in quality and safety
  • Participation in emergency responses (i.e. code blue, code stroke, and trauma room care)
  • Participation in a BMC residency committee

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 1 Resident case conference
  • 1 Multidisciplinary lecture (Grand Rounds)
  • 1 MA Board Certified Continuing Education (CE) lecture
  • 1 Clinical pearl presentation at the Annual New England Critical Care Symposium (5 minutes)

Additional Opportunities

  • Resident Teaching Certificate
  • Resiliency Training
  • Monograph
  • Policy development or revisions
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology Section online journal club (20 minutes, if selected)
  • Journal Club/"Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters" (POEM) presentations
  • Emergency department teaching
  • Code blue simulation participation
  • Chief Resident opportunity

Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

  • Weekly staffing of an evening shift in the ED or ICUs for the first quarter, followed by every other week staffing thereafter
  • Staffing a decentralized ED or ICU shift every third weekend
  • Holiday assignments
    • 1 major (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
    • 1 minor (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day)

Benefits

  • Estimated Salary: $53,000
  • Insurance Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Vacation time: 12 days
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance (~$2,300/year): ASHP Midyear Meeting, SCCM, or other opportunities for additional national specialty meetings

 

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