Our ASHP-accredited Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is a
postgraduate program designed to provide advanced clinical training in critical
care pharmacotherapy. Upon completion, our residents are prepared to begin a
career as a clinical specialist in critical care, a non-tenure track faculty
member at a college of pharmacy, or be a competitive candidate for a fellowship
in critical care pharmacy.
Our residents participate in advanced experiential education and have an
opportunity for didactic lecturing and precepting pharmacy students.
Furthermore, residents are trained to be proficient in hospital quality and
performance improvement initiatives.
Our Medical Center has seven adult intensive care units (ICUs), one pediatric
ICU and one neonatal ICU. We have an advanced "virtual" ICU (VISICU) that allows
for real-time telemedicine that operates 24 hours a day. We are the only Level
One Trauma Center in Central Massachusetts and have a state-of-the-art Emergency
Medicine Department and Toxicology Program.
Our residents gain practical clinical experience by actively participating in
patient care rounds. Core rotations include medical ICU, surgical ICU, cardiac
ICU, infectious diseases and pediatric ICU. Elective rotations include, but are
not limited to, emergency medicine and toxicology, neonatal ICU, solid organ
transplant, teaching and research. Elective rotations are flexible, and will be
arranged based on the needs and interests of our residents.
Residents participate in an in-house, on-call program which provides 24-hour
clinical and drug information pharmacy services throughout the hospital. Our
residents collaborate with preceptors and critical care practitioners to
complete and publish one critical care pharmacy project. In addition, residents
participate in a weekly pharmacy resident case conference and weekly toxicology
and critical care conferences.
Learn more about our Critical Care Pharmacy Residency