Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers an ASHP-accredited twelve-month
Critical Care PGY-2 Residency program for one residency candidate. 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 a regional residency
conference in the Spring.
Residency Program Purpose
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
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
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