This specialized residency in Critical Care is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the program is to develop a well-rounded critical care practitioner who can provide high-level clinical care in a variety of ICU settings and effectively share their knowledge and promote learning among students and other residents.
The focus of the residency program is clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary critical care team in surgical, neurological and medical ICU environments. The training is coordinated to allow the resident to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for the PGY2 Residency in Critical Care. Residents will develop skills in managing drug therapy for patients with multiple disease states in the critical care setting, educating students and residents, and participating in clinical research.
The Critical Care PGY2 residency program at Baptist Hospital is designed to train a pharmacist for a clinical specialist role in a critical care-centered practice setting such as medical, surgical, neuroscience and cardiac intensive care. Program graduates will possess necessary skills to function as an advanced practitioner in clinical and academic settings. Residents will have opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge into the provision of patient care of critically ill patients. Listed below are some of the unique features and patient care opportunities afforded at the practice site:
- 24 hours/7 days a week in-house Intensivist Service with daily rounding with multi-disciplinary team. Pharmacists attend codes hospital wide and are part of the rapid response teams.
- Dedicated Neuro ICU with employed Neuro Intensivists, Neuro Interventional Radiologists and Neurosurgery. The Joint Commission certified Baptist Hospital of Miami as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Dedicated Cardiothoracic ICU with employed Cardiothoracic Surgeons where complex hybrid surgeries are performed in conjunction with Interventional Cardiologist and Interventional Radiologists.
- Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer alliance affords the resident many opportunities in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant.
- Pediatric and Neonatology Intensive Care Units (Level II and Level III)
- Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI): Leading vascular and cardiac research and clinical trials
- Multi-hospital formulary management system through the BHSF Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
The pharmacy service consists of approximately 132 full-time employees. Unit dose, IV admixture, DoseEdge, MedBoard, Automated Dispensing Cabinets (Pyxis), Medication Administration Check (MAK), KitCheck™ and Cerner Millennium are currently utilized in this department.
Our program’s vision is to prepare the resident to be a fully integrated member of the interdisciplinary critical care team as a highly specialized clinician/educator and to provide him/her with the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system. The program will empower the graduate with competencies that enable attainment of board certification in Critical Care.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33005
The flagship facility of Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida since its founding in 1960 and is today one of America’s most preferred medical centers. With more than 700 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 11 hospitals. Three Centers of Excellence are housed on the campus: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region) and Miami Neuroscience Institute. Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. It is also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval for consistently meeting high national standards of stroke care.
- Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
- Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (certificate required)
- Florida pharmacist’s license by August 1
Prospective residents are required to submit the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
- Three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
- Personal statement of intent
- Where do applicants go to apply? Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).
- When are applications accepted? November to January
- When are candidate interviews? January and February
When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance?
ASHP Resident Matching Program – National Matching Services, Inc.
National Matching Service Code: 610052
- When does the program start? July 1st