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Critical Care Residency Program

The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center 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 Medical Center. 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.

Learning Experiences

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
  • Research
  • Academia

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

Compensation

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.

Application Information

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. 

Contact 

Jerry Altshuler, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Critical Care Pharmacy Coordinator
Director, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital
100 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029
altshuler@mountsinai.org

Roopali Sharma, Pharm.D, AAHIVP, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Residency Coordinator for PGY-2 residencies
230 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
roopali.sharma@touro.edu