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FMC PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Careers Pharmacy residency programs FMC PGY2 Critical Care Residency

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center our PGY2 Critical Care residency program strives to develop pharmacy clinicians who provide optimal patient care and safety. Upon graduation the resident is able to provide quality professional leadership skills along with competent functionality in a clinical critical care pharmacy practice role.

Program description

The Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency entails 12 months of training and experience in multiple aspects. Our PGY2 Critical Care residency program offers experience in surgical, medical, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, emergency services, infectious disease, and neonatology. The program allows flexibility to meet the needs and interest of each individual resident while also providing a quality foundation in developing professional practice skills.

Program curriculum

Required rotations (9 months):
  • Orientation
  • Medical/surgical critical care
  • Cardiology intensive care
  • Neurology intensive care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Neonatal intensive care
Other required rotations (longitudinal):
  • Service leadership
  • Seminar/MUE
  • Project
  • Code Blue response
Elective rotations (3 months):
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Behavioral health
  • Oncology
  • Clinical pharmacy management
  • Mentor and co-precept PGY1 residents and 4th year pharmacy students
  • Presenting drug information to pharmacy and/or other hospital staff
Service leadership:
  • Every third weekend where the resident will staff the kinetics service
  • Service on hospital and department committees

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Advanced knowledge in pharmacotherapeutics decision making in a critical care setting
  • Ability to function efficiently on a health care team
  • Confident leadership and strengthened communication skills
  • Enhanced teaching and research skills