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FMC PGY2 Critical Care Residency

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Program description

The PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is a 12-month ASHP-accredited program that provides the resident with advanced training in a variety of critical care settings. The purpose of the program is to instill and develop the skills necessary to practice independently as a member of the interdisciplinary critical care team. The resident will have the opportunity to become integrated into our advanced pharmacy practice model, providing pharmacy consult services to providers and patients, including pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing and documentation of interdisciplinary recommendations in the medical record. Our PGY2 critical care residency program offers experience in surgical, medical, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and neonatology practice areas. The program allows flexibility to meet the needs and interests of each individual resident while also providing a quality foundation in developing professional practice skills. 


Required Rotations
Medical/surgical ICU - 30-bed ICU with 24-hour intensivist service
Cardiac ICU - 24-bed unit with Heart Failure Certification
Neurology ICU - 14-bed unit in a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Emergency medicine - 91-bed emergency department
Neonatal ICU - 56-bed, level 3 unit with academic rounding team
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Service - Weekend consult service acting as clinical specialist every fourth weekend with rotating on-call schedule
Project - Research and clinical improvement initiatives
Seminar - Multiple presentation opportunities both internally and at regional or national meetings
Code blue response - Attend all codes while in-house
Elective Rotations
Cardiothoracic surgery - 18-bed unit, experience in advanced hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical circulatory support
Infectious disease - including corporate antimicrobial stewardship duties
Clinical pharmacy management - including regional and system opportunities
Pediatric ICU (offsite at a Novant hospital)
Drug Information/poison center (offsite, through a relationship with poison center)
Trauma (offsite, through a relationship with a non-Novant academic medical center)
Precepting 4th year pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
Affiliations with High Point University School of Pharmacy, Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Service Leadership
The PGY2 critical care resident with serve as the Chief Resident for FMC PGY1 residency class
Every third weekend the resident will staff the consult service
Serve on hospital and department committees, including P&T and Residency Advisory Committee

Program completion

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


Leave Availability
10 days + 5 additional days for post-graduate employment interviews
Health Insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance available with low monthly premiums
Child Care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost (Forsyth Medical Center or Presbyterian Medical Center)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses
On-site parking free of charge
Professional Development
Support for participation at ASHP midyear meeting, UNC Research in Education and Practice Symposium, and additional opportunities at the discretion of the program
Additional Items
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Some travel may be required for rotations


Application information

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline
December 31, 2021


Please contact the residency director with any questions:
Jeremy Hodges, RPh, BCPS, Critical Care Clinical Specialist
PGY2 critical care residency program director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-718-8729
E-mail: [email protected]