PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Mission Statement

The PGY2 Critical Care 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 specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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 an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. Additionally, the program places a strong emphasis on developing leadership skills. 

Program Overview

 With over 140 adult intensive care unit beds and a singular focus of providing the best care to the critically ill, TGH is fertile ground for the training of well-equipped leaders in critical care pharmacotherapy. Areas of excellence in critical care at TGH include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Regional level 1 trauma center serving West Central Florida
  • Pulmonary medicine program
  • Emergency department
  • Neuroscience center
  • Regional burn center verified by the American Burn Association / American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified burn center
  • Regional digestive disorders center
  • Cardiovascular center
  • Bariatric surgical program 

These are but some of the areas of excellence that this academic medical center has to offer the PGY2 Critical Care resident. The PGY2 Critical Care resident will be an integral part of the health care team for each service, providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care services, including pharmacotherapy consults, pharmacokinetic analysis, drug information and intensive monitoring of each patient on service.  The resident will also gain a true competence in the management of medical emergencies through active involvement with the pharmacy department’s response to code blue (cardiac and respiratory arrest) and anesthesia stat alerts. The program director, five core preceptors, and nine elective preceptors involved in the training of the PGY2 Critical Care resident have a proven commitment to training pharmacists in the management of the critically ill.  Their backgrounds represent a diverse mix of experiences and training:

  • American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Fellowship Induction
  • Specialty residency training (e.g., critical care, nutrition support, emergency medicine, solid organ transplantation, pediatrics)
  • Pharmacy practice residency training
  • Board certification

In addition to a focus on direct patient care, preceptors are involved in scholarly activities such as scientific journal peer review (e.g., Critical Care Medicine, Pharmacotherapy), journal publication, platform and poster presentations, and research in the management of acutely/critically ill patients.  These practitioners are actively involved with local, state, national and international professional organizations (e.g., Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Critical Care Medicine).


Residents completing this residency program will be competent educators in pharmacy practice. The program provides various opportunities for one to develop effective teaching skills to pharmacy students, medical residents, pharmacists, and physician groups. Residents will serve as co-preceptors for pharmacy student rotations, participate in pharmacy staff development programs and provide pharmacy presentations to the medical residency and nursing staff. A teaching certificate program is offered through the University of South Florida if not previously completed as a PGY1.

Residents will be engaged in the following educational activities

  • Precepting pharmacy students and PGY-1 residents
  • Attendance at longitudinal teaching seminars organized by the RAC teaching subgroup 
  • Delivering ACPE-accredited pharmacy grand rounds
  • Presenting morning report to medical residents
  • Preparing clinical in-services - physicians, medical team, ARNPs, or nursing staff
  • Leading pharmacy student topic discussions
  • Organizing Critical Care Journal Club
  • Writing a review article for Advanced Critical Care (AACN)
  • Lecturing for the Critical Care Nursing Transition Program
  • Lecturing to USF Medical Students
  • Didactic teaching opportunities at University of South Florida 

Scholarly Activity

Residents completing this residency program will be competent in scholarly activities through active participation in both service/research project management and publication. Residents will complete a service or research project and submit a manuscript for publication in a biomedical journal prior to graduation. Residents will complete a minor and major project. The major research residency project will be designed so that completion is attainable in a 10-month period. The major research project is intended to be lead, managed and completed from beginning to end by the resident with the support and guidance of the research preceptor. A minor research project will be a collaborative effort with other ICU pharmacists during the first month of the residency year with the goal of completed abstract submission to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The resident will be expected to write the abstract and present the project if selected for a national meeting. After completion of the major project, the resident will write a research manuscript in publishable format. 

Residents may present their projects at the following meetings: 

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Conference 
  • Vizient Pharmacy Council Meeting
  • ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting
  • Optional: Florida Residency Conference (FRC)

Practice Management (Administration)

Residents completing this residency program will develop skills in critical care administration needed in future roles. Balance of multiple responsibilities related to guiding the management of critically ill patients is the ultimate goal. Experiences may include but are not limited to order set development/revision, revision or development of pharmacy policies/procedures, involvement in continuous quality improvement, and formulary monograph through the P & T Committee. The resident will perform at least one medication utilization evaluation and lead at least one process improvement meeting or task force. There will also be a focus on involvement in professional organizations to advance the practice of critical care. 

Staffing Responsibilities

Residents are trained to independently function as a decentralized, unit-based clinical pharmacists supporting both the pharmacotherapy consult and pharmacy practice service at TGH for critically ill patients. The role and responsibilities of a decentralized, unit-based clinical pharmacist is to support all pharmaceutical services for the patient care area assigned and may include but is not limited to the following:
  • Verifying pharmacy orders in Epic

  • Supporting the pharmacotherapy consult service including pharmacokinetic dosing of medication therapy to include, but not limited to aminoglycosides, vancomycin, warfarin

  • Ordering and monitoring orders for TPN therapy

  • Supporting the medication reconciliation service

  • Triaging and resolving medication problems

  • Responding to code blue arrests and emergent intubations 

PGY2 residents work every 4th weekend in a patient care area assigned to their area of specialty. All residents work one major (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years) and one minor (Labor Day or Memorial Day) holiday throughout the year.


The PGY2 Critical Care resident will choose a mentor from the preceptor group after having the opportunity to meet with preceptors at the beginning of their experience through planned events. The mentor of their choosing will serve as their mentor throughout the year not only to provide guidance in both professional and personal aspects of career development but also as an extra support system for the resident’s overall well-being. We believe this opportunity provides our residents with a well-rounded experience with means to ensure they are provided with the tools and support to flourish throughout their first year of residency.

Program Sites

  • Clinical rotations will be completed at Tampa General Hospital

  • Academic teaching experiences may be conducted at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy. 

Concentrated Experiences

Core Rotations:

  • Medical ICU I- 1 month

  • Medical ICU II- 2 months

  • Trauma / Surgery ICU- 1 month

  • Trauma / Surgery ICU II- 2 months

  • Neuroscience ICU- 1 month

  • Emergency Medicine- 1 month   

Elective Rotations Options:

  • Academia

  • Burn ICU

  • Cardiac ICU

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU

  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Pediatric ICU

  • Abdominal Transplant

  • Cardiac Transplant 

  • Lung Transplant

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Project Management (Critical Care Administration)

  • Research

  • Staffing

  • Teaching

Program Specifics

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program

ASHP Program Code


NMS Code


Accreditation Status



12 months

Number of Positions


Application Deadline

January 1st (Please note this program will participate in PhORCAS)

Starting Date

July 1

Estimated Stipend


Interview Required


Training Site




Model Type(s)


Tax Status


Professional Staff

185 pharmacists

Non-professional Staff

200 non-pharmacist staff

Total Beds (Licensed)

981 total beds 

Average Daily Census



  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance (e.g. health, dental)
  • Sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • Lab coats
  • Resident office
  • Resident computer
  • Cell phone stipend (pending eligible service carrier)
  • ACLS certification
  • TGH library services


Please address all correspondence to PGY2 Critical Care Residency Director:

Maresa Glass, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, DPLA
Director, Clinical Services
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care
Tampa General Hospital
(813) 844-8950 - Office