Critical Care Structure
Structure of the program
Orientation (5 weeks)
Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit I (6 weeks)
Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit II (6 weeks)
Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit (6 weeks)
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (6 weeks)
Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit
Others depending on interest and availability
- Complete research project and written manuscript
- Additional writing project
- Medication Use Evaluation
- Committee participation
- Teaching certificate course (if not already completed in PGY1 program)
- Didactic and Clinical teaching:
- Two didactic lectures
- Lead a section of the Pharmacotherapy recitation course
- IPPE /APPE Precepting
- Lectures to 3rd professional year pharmacy students. A lecture in the critical care elective and the core clinical pharmacokinetics course is required.
- Serve as the primary preceptor for the 4th year pharmacy students on the Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit service (once)
- Co-precept 4th year pharmacy students on other rotations
- Serve as a co-instructor in Pharmacy Care Recitation in the fall semester (small group teaching).
- Serve as a primary instructor in Pharmacy Care Recitation II in the spring semester.
- Participate in 3rd year Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience precepting
- Other opportunities exist, including lecturing in allied health courses at other institutions, hospital staff in-services
The role of a pharmacist as an educator is emphasized throughout the program.
- Writing and submission of a review article or case report for publication
- Complete a critical care-related project
- Network with Philadelphia-area critical care pharmacists during semi-annual meetings
- Attend professional meetings.
There is no staffing requirement.