FMC PGY2 Critical Care Residency

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 diseases, 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 diseases - including corporate antimicrobial stewardship duties
Clinical pharmacy management - including regional and system opportunities
Pediatric ICU (offsite at a Novant hospital)
Drug Information/Toxicology (offsite)
Trauma (offsite)
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

NMS code: 657652

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 31st


Jeremy Hodges, RPh, BCPS, BCCCP, CPP
PGY2 critical care residency program director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center


Jeremy Hodges

Jeremy Hodges, RPH, BCPS, BCCCP, CPP

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

Clinical Specialty: Medical/Surgical Intensive Care

Rotation Description: As a member of our advanced pharmacy practice model, residents will provide pharmacy consult services to physicians and patients in our 30 bed ICU, including pharmacokinetic monitoring, renal dosing, antimicrobial review and stewardship, and documentation in the medical record. The interdisciplinary team rounds daily with active participation by the pharmacy team to optimize therapy. The goal for the resident is to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist by the end of the learning experience.



Miyuki Shouse, PharmD

Clinical Specialty: Neonatal Intensive Care

Rotation Description: The Neonatal ICU rotation is an elective 4-6 week rotation in the 56 bed Level IIIb NICU. The neonatal care team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric residents, neonatology fellows, medical students, dieticians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and pharmacists. The clinical pharmacist on the team is responsible for ensuring each patient admitted to the service receives safe and effective medication therapy. The clinical pharmacist provides drug information to all staff as necessary, and is the lead pharmacist on the Women's Services team. The pharmacist attends interdisciplinary rounds, Best Practice committee meetings, Joint Practice meetings, and contributes to policy development within the NICU. The pharmacist assists with corporate neonatal guideline and protocol management.



Christina Roels

Christina Roels, BCPS, BCCP, CPP

Clinical Specialty: Neurology

Rotation Description: Neurology/Neurocritical care is an elective, 4-6 week learning experience at NHFMC. NHFMC is a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. The service is a rounding team service with the pharmacists playing an integral role in optimizing medication therapies. The rounding service includes the Neuro-ICU, Intermediate Neuro-critical care unit, the Neurosciences unit, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and the Outpatient Stroke Bridge Clinic.



Ryan Kammer

Ryan Kammer, BCPS, CPP

Clinical Specialty: Acute Care Cardiology

Rotation Description: The Acute Care Cardiology rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in the 24-bed cardiac ICU and step-down units. The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) is responsible for optimizing medication therapy and providing drug information to healthcare providers and patients. The CPS is the lead pharmacist on the cardiac team, consisting of clinical staff pharmacists and technicians. The CPS attends multiple service line meetings, leads the cardiac subcommittee of P&T, and assists with order set and policy development. Throughout the rotation, the resident will progressively take on the responsibilities of the preceptor. The preceptor will directly mentor the resident, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident progresses during the rotation.



Abby Harris

Abby Harris, PharmD

Clinical Specialty: Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Rotation Description: Residents will provide coverage for the cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit and related step-down unit. Strong focus will be placed on advanced understanding of invasive hemodynamic monitoring techniques and various mechanical support options. Responsibilities include, optimizing medication therapy, pharmacokinetic monitoring, providing drug information and education to the healthcare team, and assistance with order set and policy development within service lines. Throughout the rotation, the preceptor will directly mentor the resident, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident develops autonomy.



Robert Crawford III

Robert Crawford III, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHVIP

Clinical Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rotation Description: Residents will be able to continue developing expertise in the field of Infectious Diseases by completing antimicrobial stewardship activities at a tertiary care facility and multiple acute care centers within the Novant Health system. Residents will engage with multiple providers, review various infections, monitor resistance patterns, and collaborate with multiple preceptors to help care for patients. Other opportunities include precepting topic discussions, journal clubs, and medication reviews to improve communication skills and knowledge base.



Amanda Teachey

Amanda Teachey, PharmD

Clinical Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Rotation Description: The emergency medicine rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in the 84 bed emergency department at Forsyth Medical Center. During the rotation, residents will work with a multidisciplinary provider team, and will have the opportunity to respond to all medical emergencies including, but not limited to: strokes, STEMIs, cardiac arrests, and rapid sequence intubations. Residents will perform chart reviews to optimize medication therapy, assist with ED culture review, provide education to ED staff including nurses and providers, and answer drug information questions as needed. The preceptor will directly mentor the resident initially, and the resident will progressively gain the responsibilities of the preceptor throughout the rotation. By the end of the learning experience, the goal is for the resident to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist.