PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director: Megan Schoeffler, PharmD, BCPS (SchoeMe1@memorialhealth.com)
Meet our critical care pharmacy preceptors.
Our critical care pharmacy residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our specialized program consists of 12 months of advanced training and experience. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the interests and needs of the individual resident, yet provides the basic foundation for quality clinical practice in critical care. Upon completion of this comprehensive program, the resident will be prepared to enter a critical care clinical practice position or a fellowship program. Please note, completed applications are due January 5. Detailed information is provided below.
Purpose of the PGY-2 Program
The postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2) critical care pharmacy residency program at Memorial University Medical Center develops accountability, practice patterns, habits, and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in the respective advanced area of pharmacy practice. It builds upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY-1 residency, deepening the resident’s ability to provide care in very complex cases or in the support of care through practice leadership. The critical care pharmacy residency program also gives residents an opportunity to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated evidence-based experience and knowledge and using those skills to provide improved medication therapy for patients.
A pharmacy resident who successfully completes our PGY-2 program should be prepared to enter into a critical care clinical practice position in a hospital-based environment, enhanced fellowship that can lead to academia, or a combination of academia and practice affiliated with a college of pharmacy. Residents should also be prepared to earn board certification.
Program Goals and Objectives
Specific goals and objectives will be established based on the resident’s interests and previous experiences and the advisor's input. Goals and objectives of the program align with the ASHP standards of PGY-2 critical care programs. Customized plans are created and maintained for each resident and reviewed no less than quarterly in order to meet the goals and objectives of the program and the resident. The resident will be required to achieve the following outcomes:
This provides provides a diverse critical care experience while focusing on the needs of the individual resident. Residents may tailor elective rotations to meet their particular goals and career needs. Residents receive formal written evaluations following each monthly rotation.
Required core rotations are completed in one- or two-month blocks in the following areas: trauma ICU (two months), medical ICU (two months), neurosciences ICU, emergency medicine, cardiovascular ICU, and pediatric ICU.
Elective rotations are available in infectious diseases antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition in ICU, neonatal ICU, and a repeat of any core rotation.
The completion of a research project and submission of a publishable manuscript are required to graduate.
An optional Teaching Certificate Program is offered to interested applicants.
Application and Interviews
Memorial University Medial Center's pharmacy residency programs use the PhORCAS application system through ASHP. Please submit all application materials through the applicant portal on the PhORCAS system. The deadline for receipt of a complete application packet is January 5. Applicants can begin submitting materials through PhORCAS on November 19. Complete applications include the following:
The application, letter of intent, and curriculum vitae should be submitted via the PhORCAS applicant portal. Letters of reference should also be submitted via PhORCAS Reference Portal using the ASHP Reference Template no later than January 5 directly from the authors.
On-site interviews will be required.
For more information, please contact:
Residency Program DirectorMegan Schoeffler, PharmD, BCPSDepartment of PharmacyMemorial University Medical Center4700 Waters AveSavannah, GA 31404Phone: 912-350-8247Fax: 912-350-1255Email: SchoeMe1@memorialhealth.com