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PGY2 Critical Care Residency

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is based at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and is designed to train selected, highly motivated and highly qualified pharmacists so they are prepared for a critical care position in an acute care facility and/or an advanced fellowship in an area of critical care or research. The critical care resident will have clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities. The primary responsibility will be monitoring drug therapy during required and elective learning experiences. This includes rounding with multidisciplinary teams, providing drug therapy recommendations during rounding activities, completing written progress notes in the electronic medical record and providing formal consultations.  Academic and research opportunities include assisting in training pharmacy students during clerkship rotations, participating in research projects, small group case facilitation, didactic and interactive presentations to pharmacy students and fellow pharmacists, and protocol development.  

  • ASHP Code: 81102
  • National Matching Services Code: 504552
  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of positions: 2
  • Salary: $60,840
  • Application deadline: January 5
  • How to apply

Patient Care Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Medical ICU (2 months)
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU (2 months)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Cardiothoracic ICU (1 month) 

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Toxicology
  • After Hours Clinical Experience (Emergency Medicine/Critical Care)
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Research
  • Academia

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Resident Research Project
  • Weekend ICU Clinical Staffing
  • Medication Use Process
  • Teaching
  • Erstad Hour

Our program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully accredited by ASHP.

Pharmacy Residency Director

For additional information about the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program, please contact: 

Brian J. Kopp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Surgical/Trauma ICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist