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PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program. We have filled all of our available positions for 2014-15 through the early commitment process.

ASHP accredited

In 2010, Huntsville Hospital added a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program in Critical Care to our accredited PGY-1 program. Accreditation for the PGY-2 program is pending. The PGY-2 Critical Care residency builds on experience gained in a PGY-1 program and our goal is to train pharmacy specialists in critical care.

Program description
Huntsville Hospitalís PGY-2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice is a twelve-month program designed to build upon the skills acquired in a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency to produce a competent critical care practitioner. As such, most rotations will occur in critical care areas with direct patient care responsibilities. The program also allows the resident to explore other areas of interest in the form of elective rotations and exposes the resident to management and medication safety principles.

Pharmacy Philosophy
To meet the needs of our patients, Huntsville Hospital Pharmacy has adopted the follow mission statement:

"The Huntsville Hospital Department of Pharmacy is committed to serving the drug therapy needs of patients and healthcare providers to assure:

  • improvement in patient outcome and quality of life;
  • rational and cost-effective pharmacotherapeutic decisions;
  • efficient utilization of resources in structuring systems and services;
  • safe use of medications."

Rotations offered
Rotations are offered in the following areas:

  • Surgical/trauma ICU (recommend 2 months)
  • Cardiology Ė medical, surgical, interventional (recommend at least 2 months)
  • Medical ICU (recommend 2 months)
  • Neurological ICU (recommend 1 month)
  • Pediatrics ICU (recommend at least one month of peds or neonatal ICU)
  • Neonatal ICU (recommend at least one months of peds or neonatal ICU)
  • Emergency medicine (adult and pediatric)
  • Academia
  • Medication Safety/Management (1 month)
  • Electives (numerous electives are offered in both patient care and non-patient care areas)

Each resident will complete the following in order to receive a residency certificate:

  • Obtain an Alabama Pharmacist License by October 1 of the residency year
  • Submit and present a poster at the ASHP Midyear meeting during the residency year
  • Present the residentís major project at SERC during the residency year
  • Submit a publication-ready manuscript and slides from the residentís major project to the RPD by the end of the residency year
  • Successfully complete all scheduled rotations
  • Complete and submit all assigned projects

Campus description
Huntsville Hospital main Huntsville Hospital and UAB-Health Center occupy over 45 acres in the heart of Huntsville's Medical District. Huntsville Hospital is an 881-bed regional referral center serving a population of more than one million people. The UAB-Health Center consists of approximately 45 medical students and 36 medical residents. UAB Medical School operates the J. Ellis Sparks, MD Medical Library that is near the main Huntsville Hospital facility. Additionally, Huntsville Hospital has affiliation agreements with numerous hospitals and physician practices in the area and has just opened the stateís first new
hospital in 30 years in the neighboring community of Madison.

PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Information

Application Process
All application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS. Please do not submit materials directly to the hospital. Additionally, all applicants must be registered with the ASHP Residency Matching Service. Applicants must have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency or possess equivalent experience.

For more information contact:
David R. Collette, Pharm.D, FASHP
Huntsville Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
101 Sivley Rd.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 265-6741
e-mail: david.collette@hhsys.org

Application deadline is January 10, 2011.