Critical Care Residency Program
The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a 12-month, full-time training experience designed to develop the resident into a proficient critical care practitioner through a challenging and highly gratifying clinical and academic experience. This program encompasses a comprehensive and rigorous year that allows the resident to develop clinical knowledge as well as leadership, research, presentation, literature evaluation, and critical thinking skills necessary for a successful critical care pharmacy career.
The resident will be an integral part of a variety of critical care teams at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. In addition you will sit on critical care committees, participate in cardiac arrest response teams, and facilitate the experiential and didactic education of pharmacy students.
The PGY-2 year will expand upon concepts mastered during the PGY-1 learning experience and you will grow to become an expert in critical care pharmacotherapy by promoting the safe and effective use of medication regimens. Expected areas of competency at the completion of the PGY-2 year include caring for critically ill medical, surgical, neurological, and cardiac patients. The PGY-2 resident will also be expected to master concepts including pharmacokinetics, infectious diseases, toxicology, and nutrition.
Core rotations include:
- Medical Intensive Care Unit I and II
- Surgical Intensive Care Unit I and II
- Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
- Coronary Care Unit
- Emergency Medicine
Elective rotations may include:
- Any core repeated
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Nutrition Support
- Infectious Diseases Consult
Longitudinal responsibilities may include:
- Code response pager
- Clinical weekends
- Critical care committees
- Medication use evaluation
- Research project
Funding is available for educational meetings as well as membership in national and state professional organizations. Residents receive an annual stipend and are eligible for health insurance and paid time off.
Please submit the following information using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Central Application Service) through ASHP:
- Curriculum vitae
- 3 letters of recommendation
- College transcripts
- Letter of intent (essay expressing interests and reasons for pursuing a residency)
Other supplemental materials may be listed online as appropriate. Residents must be licensed in New York within 30 days. Interviews are mandatory.
Jerry Altshuler, Pharm.D., BCPS
Residency Program Director
First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Benjamin E. Lukens, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Practice Experience
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Room 509B
New York, NY 10027
Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacotherapy Specialist
The Mount Sinai Hospital