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Postgraduate Year Two - Critical Care (PGY2 CC)

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Purpose and Mission Statement of the PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program

Mission Statement: The residency program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences that supports the resident's clinical, academic and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Purpose Statement: The Lee Health PGY2 Critical Care residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of critical care. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practicioners 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 poise them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.

Core Clinical Rotations

Required core rotations are four to eight weeks and include the following:

  • Orientation (1 month) – exempt if early commitment PGY1
  • Leadership Concentration (1 month) – exempt if early commit PGY1
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC) Neuro Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (2 months)
  • GCMC Medical ICU (1 month)
  • GCMC Surgical/Trauma ICU (2 months)
  • GCMC Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Health Park Medical Center (HPMC) Cardiac Surgical ICU (1 month)
  • HPMC Medical ICU (1 month)
  • ID Consult (1 month)
  • Repeat required rotations available as electives

Elective rotations may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Nutrition Support (1-2 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • Inpatient Transplant
  • Preceptor Elective
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership (Administration)

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • Project Management
  • PGY2 Newsletter (The Dose of Critical Care)
  • Clinical Practice Advancement (System Critical Care Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Pharmacy Clinical Practice Council, etc.)
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership Seminar - (exempt if early commit PGY1)
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service)
  • Two formal ACPE accredited lectures
  • Lee Health Code Blue Competency
  • Bi-annual review of the Lee Health Renal Dosing Chart

Service Experience

The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experience will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident’s quarterly evaluation.

Residents are required to staff two 8-hour weekend shifts a month starting in August through June.


  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Starting Date: Varies, last week of June or first week of July
  • Estimated Stipend: $60,000/year
  • Pharmacist Staff: 190
  • Non-Pharmacist Staff: 160
  • Total Beds: 1800
  • Number of Patient Care Centers: 6
  • Average Daily Census: 1400

Critical Care Residency Program Director

Stephanie Walton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Neuro ICU Pharmacist, Gulf Coast Medical Center

Stephanie.Walton@Leehealth.org (link opens in a new window)
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