PGY2 in Critical Care

The purpose of the ASHP-accredited residency in Critical Care is to provide the ashp_logo
resident specialized training in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to critically ill
patients. This goal is met by completing the elements of the program as listed below.


There is one Critical Care resident position available to an eligible candidate.

The 12-month program is intended to prepare the resident for independent practice in the intensive care setting. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of clinical practice skills through direct patient care and didactic learning. Teaching and research skills will also be developed.

This residency offers several critical care practice sites, including: Burn Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, Clinical Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Medical ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Pediatric ICU, Bone Marrow Transplant, Surgical ICU, and Trauma ICU. UF Health Shands Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The resident will be an integral part of the health care team for each service, providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care services, including pharmacotherapy consults, pharmacokinetic analysis, drug information and intensive monitoring of each patient on service.

Additional requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • Staffing (inpatient distribution activities and Adult On-Call clinical service) an average of eight hours per week.
  • Assist in precepting Pharm.D. clerkship students from the University of Florida.
  • Assist in training pharmacy practice residents during their Critical Care rotations.
  • Conduct one drug utilization evaluation on a topic or drug pertinent to critical care.
  • Complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and participate in hospital-wide Code Blue response.
  • Attend rotation-specific Grand Rounds and Morning Report on a weekly basis.
  • Deliver two formal presentations on a therapeutic controversy to the department.
  • Present a major project at the regional residency conference or an equivalent forum.
  • Teach in the Critical Care Elective offered by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy to third-year pharmacy students.
  • Complete an optional Teaching Certificate through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.


The resident receives a $52,000 stipend paid by UF Health Shands Hospital. The stipend, coupled with the comparatively low cost of living in Gainesville, should ensure a financially sufficient year.


Selected and matched applicants will receive partial reimbursement for interview expenses, when accompanied by receipts, at the beginning of the residency year. Assistance with local expenses will be provided to all candidates interviewed.

Hospital benefits include:

  • Ten days of paid time off
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Contributory health insurance
  • Paid life insurance


To be eligible for the residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice at UF Health Shands Hospital, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic: The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college and a residency certificate from a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) before enrolling in this advanced residency program.
  • Professional License: All residents will be required to take and pass the Florida Pharmacy Board Examination by August 8.
  • Interview: An on-site interview is required.
  • Non-Resident Alien Applicants: To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period.


  • Interested applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program
    • Phase I Match and Rank List Deadline: March 3, 2017
    • Phase I Match Day: March 17, 2017
    • Phase II Match and Rank List Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Phase II Match Day: April 12, 2017
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 30, 2016
  • Complete applications include:
  1. Transcript of the applicant’s grades
  2. Letter of intent
  3. Shands online application (Please apply for requisition job ID # _____ – Resident Spec Pharm – Pharmacy Admin)
  4. Current curriculum vitae
  5. Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources
  • After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview.  
  • Official start date for the residency: July 5, 2017

Residency Program Director

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