Critical Care Residency

The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to become a competent critical care pharmacy practitioner. This residency program is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of critically ill patients in numerous settings, including medicine, surgery and trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant, and neurosurgery intensive care.

Residency program purpose statement

The purpose of the residency is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary critical care pharmacy practice in an integrated healthcare system.

  • Length of program: 12 months (approx. July - June)
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $48,000
  • Benefits including: PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
Department of Pharmacy
4000 Cambridge St., Mail Stop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Director
Lucy Stun, PharmD, BCCCP

Phone: 913-588-8854

Fax: 913-588-2156

The critical care residency learning experience

The PGY2 critical care residency at The University of Kansas Health System is tailored to the interests and the career goals of each resident. The residency year is organized into both rotational and longitudinal experiences as further described below.

Rotational experiences

Required rotational experiences available

  • Orientation
  • Perioperative and nutritional support
  • Medical intensive care unit (8 weeks)*
  • Surgical /trauma intensive care unit (8 weeks)*
  • Solid organ transplant (4 weeks)
  • Cardiothoracic intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Neurosurgical intensive care unit (7 weeks)*
  • Emergency department (6 weeks)*
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Infectious diseases (4 weeks)
  • Advanced independent practice (last 2 weeks of rotation)*
  • Research (4 weeks)
  • Quality/administration (3 weeks)

Elective rotational experiences

(Electives may be worked into the resident schedule based on interests of the resident at the discretion of the RPD)

  • Neonatal intensive care unit (5 weeks)
  • Blood and marrow transplant (5 weeks)
  • Hematology/oncology (5 weeks)
  • Poison control/toxicology (varies)

Longitudinal experiences

  • Research
    • Present results of major research project at at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and prepare a manuscript for publication
  • Teaching and precepting
    • Precept PharmD students and residents
    • Present lecture(s) at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Application information



  • Application deadline: December 26
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or July 15 at latest

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
    • Topics you may want to consider: why you want to pursue this particular residency, why you have chosen our program, and personal goals that you feel the program would help you accomplish
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • PHORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration
  • Application for employment: Pharmacy Residency Job Posting

National matching services (NMS) code: 689252

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