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Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Program purpose: The critical care PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in critical care medicine. The health system’s critical care PGY2 pharmacy resident program provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete the critical care PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Program description

The University of Kansas Health System PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency prepares its graduates to assume positions in critical care as clinical pharmacists. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Board of Certification exam in critical care medicine. The health system is a university teaching hospital providing the unique capability to engage our residents in direct patient care activities, research, administration-leadership and project management, and teaching skills. The resident will help carry out the health system’s mission, which is to deliver world-class patient care to the people we serve and ensure the excellence of future patient care through exceptional learning, teaching and research.

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $56,000
  • Benefits include: PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160
Lucy Stun

PGY2 Critical care residency director

Lucy Stun, PharmD, BCCCP, DPLA (she/her/hers)

Phone: 913-588-8854

Fax: 913-588-2156

Meet our resident

Pharmacy Resident

Jenna Self, PharmD (she/her/hers)

Hometown: Liberty, Missouri

Pharmacy school: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Clinical interests: Cardiology and emergency medicine

Hobbies: Reading, baking, any activity outside, board games, spending time with family and friends

Research project: Evaluation of Time of Angiotensin II Administration on Clinical Outcomes Following Septic Shock

Why I chose The University of Kansas Health System: From my time as an inpatient intern at The University of Kansas Health System, I knew I wanted to continue my training here. The diverse patient population offers countless opportunities and experiences. The preceptor group is amazing and provides great support and mentorship. Being an academic medical center, I’m provided multiple opportunities to precept and integrate layered learning. I am so happy that I was able to continue my training here, and I enjoy all the ways the program pushes me personally and professionally.

The critical care residency learning experience

The PGY2 critical care pharmacy 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 rotational and longitudinal experiences as described below.

Residents are required to complete a 4-6 week rotation in the list below and will be scheduled to practice independently for 1-2 weeks at the end of the certain rotations. The goal of the rotation is to broaden clinical knowledge in chosen area, develop rapport with multidisciplinary staff, develop time management, display competency in independent practice and broaden teaching and precepting skills

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Medical intensive care
  • Surgical/burn/trauma intensive care
  • Neurology intensive care
  • Emergency department
  • Cardiology and cardiothoracic intensive care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Quality outcomes and administration
  • Longitudinal staffing
  • Longitudinal research
  • Longitudinal code blue
  • Longitudinal education and presentation
  • Longitudinal leadership
  • Advanced independent practice

Elective learning experiences

  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Acute leukemia, hematology, oncology
  • Poison control/toxicology
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Additional opportunities available by request

Staffing requirement

The PGY2 critical care resident will work in The University of Kansas Health System inpatient pharmacy covering assigned critical care units 1 of every 4 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and will cover 1 evening shift every other week.

Longitudinal experiences

  • Research
    • Present results of major research project at the KCHP Residents Conference and prepare a manuscript for publication
  • Projects and presentations
    • Health System Critical Care Grand Rounds
    • Pharmacy Student Lecture Series
    • Journal Review
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Abstract Presentation
    • Kansas Council of Health System Pharmacy Residency Conference
    • Infectious Diseases Journal Club
  • Teaching
    • Residents will have the opportunity to precept students from both the University of Kansas and University of Missouri – Kansas City Schools of Pharmacy on clinical rotations. Residents will be required to conduct a critical care pharmacotherapy lecture series for University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students. Additional teaching opportunities are available via an optional teaching certificate program for residents. The program includes seminars on how to teach, experiential components for didactic and small group teaching, and compiling a teaching portfolio.

Application information

Informational sessions



  • Application deadline: Refer to ASHP website
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or within 60 days of the start of residency.

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
    • Topics 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
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration

National matching services (NMS) code: 689252

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