The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to develop the necessary skills to become an independent and and proactive practitioner able to collaborate with a variety of health care providers. 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. Training will focus on 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 as autonomous 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 and professional practice patterns. This program will help the resident gain expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in each 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)
    • Pediatric Emergency Department (1 month)
    • 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)
  • Toxicology Experience
  • Emergency Medicine Practice Management/Research
  • Teaching requirements
    • ACPE-accredited seminar (1 hour)
    • Emergency Medicine Physician Conference
    • Critical Care Lecture Series
  • Emergency Medicine Protocol/Workflow development
  • Resident Research Project/Longitudinal Research Experience
    • 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, ACEP Annual Meeting, or another EM-related conference or conference of the resident's choice
  • Manuscript
    • Prepare and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed biomedical journal prior to graduation. Editorial assistance by the preceptor is required.
    • Submit 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 Research Certificate Program if not completed during the PGY-1 year
  • Completion of the residency teaching requirements:
    • Interdisciplinary lecture – Emergency Medicine Conference and Nursing Education
    • Small group presentations – Critical Care Lecture Series
  • Develop at least one new Emergency Medicine Protocol or Workflow for implementation.
  • Complete all assigned evaluations
  • Complete end-of-year self-assessment and review with RPD.
  • 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.
  • Serve as primary preceptor for a College of Pharmacy student in conjunction with the EM pharmacy team.
  • Complete all staffing requirements as assigned.
  • Present research project at an approved local and national, regional, or state meeting.

Qualified applicants must have completed a PGY1 residency or receive documentation of equivalent experience through ASHP. The MUSC Health Pharmacy Residency Program uses the PhORCAS Application System through ASHP. All application materials must be submitted through the applicant portal on ASHP's website. The deadline for receipt of a complete application packet is January 3, 2022.

Completed applications include:

  • Letter of intent (uploaded with application)
  • Curriculum vitae (uploaded with application)
  • Three references completed by healthcare professionals in PhORCAS who can attest to the applicant's practice abilities and aptitudes, including their clinical problem solving, time management, and willingness to accept constructive criticism

The application letter of intent and curriculum vitae should be submitted via the PhORCAS applicant portal. References should be submitted via PhORCAS Reference Portal using the ASHP Reference Template directory from the authors no later than January 3, 2022.

Interviews will be offered to candidates based on the information submitted through PhORCAS.

Kelsey Billups, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1: The Ohio State University 2016
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: The Ohio State University 2017

Chara Calhoun, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1: Mission Hospital 2014
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: Mission Hospital 2015

Jimmy L. Pruitt III, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
PGY1: Advent Health Orlando 2018
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: Grady Memorial Hospital 2019

Britany Byrkit, PharmD (2021)
EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Atrium Health, Charlotte

Stephanie Barré, PharmD (2020)
EM Clinical Pharmacist at Baylor University Medical Center

Haili Gregory, PharmD, BCPS (2019)
EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UF Health Shands