Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers a twelve-month Critical Care PGY-2 Residency program for one residency candidate. Our program has recently been evaluated by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for accreditation and we are awaiting accreditation status. The program begins July 1 and ends June 30. Our program strives to meet the needs of the resident based on previous PGY-1 residency experience, interests and individual goals of the candidate. This residency program is divided into ten-one month critical care rotations, an orientation month and a research month. An individual training plan is created for each resident. All residents complete a research project and present their study results at the Great Lakes Residency Conference in the spring.
This residency provides a well-rounded experience in both the medical and surgical critical care populations. A number of core and elective rotations strengthen the resident’s critical care fundamentals as well as providing flexibility to meet the individual's needs. The program is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general pharmacy practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of critically ill patients by developing the resident's clinical expertise in critical care. It also provides additional opportunities for teaching, research, quality improvement, and professional writing. Training focuses on developing resident capability to deal with a range of diseases and disorders that occur in the critically ill. Special emphasis is placed on the complexities of multiple organ system failure and the difficulties imposed on care when patients require life-sustaining equipment.
At residency completion, PGY-2 graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication recommendations in the acute environment of the critically ill patient population. Graduates of the critical care residency are also experienced in short-term research in the critical care environment and excel in their ability to teach other health care professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system.
The goal of the program is to develop independent pharmacy practitioners to become integral members of the critical care multidisciplinary team.