PGY-2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice
Stanford Health Care is world-renowned for advanced patient care, particularly for the treatment of rare, complex disorders in areas such as Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosciences, Surgery, and Organ Transplants. Stanford Health Care has a close relationship with both the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care. The hospital is located on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California; it is about 20 miles north of San Jose and about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director: Vitaliy Nikitenko, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Stanford Health Care Department of Pharmacy 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H0301 Stanford, CA 94305-5616
Clinical pharmacists at Stanford Health Care cover all acute patient care areas, including Critical Care, Cardiology, Bone Marrow Transplant, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Solid Organ Transplant. In addition, ambulatory care clinical pharmacists are responsible for Oral Anticoagulation, Transplant Diabetes, and Oncology clinics.
The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Stanford is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). Successful completion of the program will prepare the resident for critical care pharmacist or academic positions as well as the competency to attain Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacy.
Stanford Hospital is ranked 12th on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of the best hospitals in the nation, reflecting the commitment and passion of our practitioners to be leaders in health care innovation and collaboration. As a resident, you will receive valuable critical care experience at a cutting edge, teaching hospital and Level I Trauma Center. With 66 ICU and 613 total licensed beds, over 85,000 emergency room visits annually and more than 40,000 inpatient admissions each year, we offer a challenging, diverse caseload in multiple ICU settings.
Orientation/Training - 2 weeks
Medical ICU - 8 weeks
Surgical ICU/Trauma Surgery - 8 weeks
Cardiothoracic Surgery - 4 weeks
Neurocritical Care - 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
Clinical Research/Administrative - 4 weeks
Elective Rotations - 12 Weeks
Bone Marrow Transplant
The purpose of the residency is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency to produce a confident and independent practitioner capable of providing excellent care to the critically ill.
Compensation & Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $83,000 with full benefits, including an excellent healthcare benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy or critical care conferences such as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, the SCCM Critical Care Congress in February, and the Western States Residency meeting in May.
Specialized Residency Requirements
Active participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds
Participate in advanced cardiac life support resuscitations
Completion of a critical care research project presented at the Western States Conference
Participate in educating pharmacy, medical, and nursing staff as well as PGY-1 pharmacy residents and students
Prepare and present a critical care related drug monograph for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Participate in critical care related committee(s) to impact policies
Staff 16 hours per month in the ICU pharmacy satellite
Participation in our Specialized Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice requires a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program, and CA licensure/eligibility. All applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP Residency Match Program. Applicant Agreements for participation in the Match can be downloaded from the Matching Program Web site at www.natmatch.com/ashprmp. The National Matching Services (NMS) Code for the Stanford Critical Care Residency is 512652.
About Stanford Health Care
The Department of Pharmacy provides integrated, cost-effective pharmaceutical services to Stanford Health Care (SHC). These patient-focused services include medication delivery, therapeutic recommendations, and promotion of optimal drug therapy.
To advance its mission, the department provides a supportive environment for professional training and development. The Department of Pharmacy participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency program. Three ASHP-accredited residency training programs are offered including a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and two specialty PGY-2 residencies in Critical Care and Oncology/Hematology. Three additional PGY-2 programs are applying for pre-candidate status through ASHP to include Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, and Health Services Administration and Leadership. Stanford pharmacists also precept pharmacy students on clerkship rotations