Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Critical Care Residency

The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is a twelve month program of training and experience based upon the ASHP Standards for PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies in Critical Care. The program currently has ASHP accreditation candidate status, and begins in late June/early July and finishes at the end of June the following year. Upon successful completion of the residency requirements, the resident is awarded a certificate of program completion.

The PGY2 Critical Care residency program at CaroMont Regional Medical Center strives to inspire and promote professional growth within the Critical Care specialty through focusing the majority of rotations in the critical care units and allowing for independent practice with preceptor oversight. Following the completion of residency, the pharmacist will be recognized as a board certification eligible critical care pharmacy clinician that provides evidence-based drug therapy management who is capable of establishing and advancing critical care pharmacy practice

The purpose of the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of 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 the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

CRMC is a 435 bed not-for-profit community hospital that features 24 hour clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists participate in patient care through dosing and monitoring of approved pharmacotherapy protocols including aminoglycosides, anticoagulation, vancomycin, renal monitoring, and TPN. In addition, pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary patient care teams, an antimicrobial stewardship program, discharge medication counseling and many committees throughout the hospital. Critical care pharmacists participate in daily team rounds with both Trauma services and Critical Care services.

Throughout the PGY2 year, residents engage in a variety of clinical experiences tailored to their specific interests and goals.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Management
  • Medical ICU I
  • Medical ICU II
  • Surgical ICU/Trauma
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Infectious Disease I
  • Infectious Disease II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • PGY1 Critical Care/Infectious Disease Precepting
  • Electives (TBD)

Elective Rotations:

  • NICU/Peds
  • Emergency Medicine II (Toxicology Focus)
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition

Longitudinal Requirements:

  • Residency Research Project
  • Residency Seminar (1 fall and 1 spring CE presentation)
  • Committee Involvement (Antimicrobial Stewardship, Nutrition Support, C.Diff)
  • Newsletter Publication (the monograph – Gaston Co. Pharmaceutical Assoc.)
  • Research Presentation
  • Manuscript for Publication
  • Nursing/Physician Education Opportunities
  • Precept PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents
  • Drug Information Research
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Leadership
  • Critical Care Pharmacist Staffing
  • Staffing
  • Professional Conference Attendance
  • Code Blue Response
  • Presentations (SERC, Lunch & Learn, Journal Club)

Candidate Information

CRMC does not currently sponsor candidates for H-1B visa status to work as pharmacy residents.

Application Process

Interested candidates may direct correspondence to the program director:
Holly McLean, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 704.834.4964
Fax: 704.834.2581
holly.mclean@caromonthealth.org