The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in each respective advanced area of Emergency Medicine pharmacy practice. PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residents throughout the year will: acquire the needed knowledge for skillful problem solving of emergency medicine-related issues, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. Specifically, this specialty residency is designed to train pharmacists to care for an emergency medicine patient. Training will be focused in a wide variety of therapeutic areas including critical care, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, cardiology and ambulatory care. Therefore, the Emergency Medicine Residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge and transforming both into improved medication therapy for patients.

The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in each respective advanced area of Emergency Medicine pharmacy practice.

  • On-call and after-hours coverage
  • Required Rotations:
    • Pharmacy Orientation (1 month)
      • Limited orientation for residents who did complete PGY1 residency training at MUSC
    • Emergency Medicine (6 months with varying foci)
    • Internal Medicine (1 month)
    • Pediatric Emergency Department (1 month)
    • Longitudinal Pre-Hospital Experience (minimum 1 per quarter)
    • Longitudinal Toxicology Experience
      • Monthly toxicology journal club
      • Two-week Toxicology course in Spring
    • Longitudinal Research Experience
    • Selective Rotations (choose 2 critical care electives)
      • Medical-Surgical Intensive Care (1 month)
      • Surgical Critical Care-Trauma (1 month)
      • Surgical Critical Care-Neurosurgery (1 month)
      • Surgical Critical Care-Cardiothoracic Surgery (1 month)
    • Elective Rotations (the resident can choose 1 from the selective list or the following)
      • Pediatric Emergency Department (1 month)
  • Teaching requirements
    • ACPE-accredited seminar (1 hour)
    • Emergency Medicine Physician Conference
    • Critical Care Lecture Series
    • Emergency Medicine Pharmacy School Elective
  • Emergency Medicine Protocol/Workflow development
    • Participate in the development of at least one new emergency medicine workflow
    • Present workflow to Department of Emergency Medicine and Nursing Staff
  • Resident Research Project
    • Design and lead research efforts for a multi-disciplinary emergency medicine research team
    • Abstract is to be submitted to the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting, SCCM Annual meeting, or ACEP Annual Meeting
  • Manuscript
    • Preparation of a manuscript
    • Submitted for publication before the end of the residency year.
  • All PGY-2 residents have their PGY-1 residency certificate on file.
  • Residents will obtain active certification from the American Heart Association as ACLS/PALS provider and participate in medical emergencies.
  • Attain an “Achieved for Residency” on at least 95% of the required and elective objectives for the program as assessed by the RPD on the last quarterly evaluation (June).

    The resident must not have any objectives rated as “Needs Improvement” at the time of graduation.
  • Completion of the Academic Preparation Program if not completed during the PGY-1 year
  • Completion of the Research Certificate Program if not completed during the PGY-1 year
  • Obtain Emergency Neurologic Life Support Certification
  • Complete the Medical School Toxicology Course
  • Completion of the residency teaching requirements:
    • Classroom lecture – Emergency Medicine Elective
    • Interdisciplinary lecture – Emergency Medicine Conference
    • Small group presentations – Critical Care Lecture Series
  • Develop at least one new Emergency Medicine Protocol/Workflow for implementation\
  • Complete all assigned evaluations
  • Complete end-of-year self-assessment and review with RPD.
  • Complete a service or research project designed to improve the services of the Pharmacy ICCE and that meets all of the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Goals and Objectives. Prepare and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed biomedical journal prior to graduation. Editorial assistance by the preceptor is required.
  • Have adequate knowledge of the core therapeutic areas, disease states, and emergency medicine topics identified in the “Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for Emergency Medicine PGY-2 Pharmacy Residencies Appendix” in order to provide patient care and comprehensive pharmacotherapy management.
  • Prepare and present an ACPE-approved continuing education seminar.
  • Complete all Pharmacy On-call Service requirements as assigned.
  • Complete all staffing requirements as assigned.
  • Present the project at an approved local and national, regional, or state meeting.