Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Critical Care (PGY2)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a twelve-month PGY2 residency in critical care pharmacy that offers comprehensive experience in a variety of critical care areas. The purpose of the residency is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of critically ill patients. Graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication and nutrition support recommendations in a fast-paced environment. In addition, graduates are experienced in short-term research in the critical care environment, excel in their ability to teach other health professionals, and possess the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system. 
Core Rotations:
Trauma Intensive Care
Surgical Intensive Care
Medical Intensive Care
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Nutrition Support
Elective Rotations:
Burn Intensive Care
Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology
Solid Organ Transplant
Pediatric Intensive Care
Neonatal Intensive Care
All rotations are four weeks in duration. A four week block will be designated as a transitional period dedicated to project time and meeting attendance. The resident's schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.   
Hospital Pharmacy Practice
The resident will work in a guided hospital practice scheduled every fourth weekend and on selected holidays. The staffing schedule will include a combination of operational and clinical service responsibilities. 
Research Project:
The resident will conduct a research project over the course of the residency year. This project will include idea development, literature review, study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, oral presentation and a written manuscript. A pharmacy and physician research mentor will assist in the development and presentation of the project.  
Program Details:

Application Information:  
Number of Positions: One
Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree,
PGY1 pharmacy residency certificate, licensure in Tennessee

Submit application in PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline    
All applicants should complete Vanderbilt HR, click on External applicants, 
and search for 
Requisition # 1413302 prior to deadline.

Susan Hamblin  PharmD, BCPS, Program Director
Telephone: 615.322.1052
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
1211 Medical Center Drive    B131 VUH
Nashville, TN  37232-7610
Institutional Information
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic    .    Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150    .     Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065    .     Average Daily Census = 877

Estimated stipend - approx. $60,593*
Number of positions:  One
*info has not been verified

Residency starting date: July 1

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