Critical Care (PGY2)

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 health care system.

Length of Program:  12 months (approx. July - June)
Number of Positions:  1
Critical Care Residency Learning Experiences

The PGY-2 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 Pharm.D. students and residents
    • Present lecture(s) at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Current Benefits

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Director

Lucy Stun, PharmD, BCCCP
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator

Contact Information

The University of Kansas Health System, Department of Pharmacy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4040, Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-8854
Fax: 913-588-2156

Application Information



Application deadline: December 26th

Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or July 15th at latest 

Checklist for Application 

National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 689252

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