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About the Program

The critical care residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in a variety of critical care areas including trauma, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, medicine, coronary intensive care, solid organ transplantation, and emergency medicine. The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in the care of critically ill patients and prepare residents to sit for the BCCCP exam. Residents completing the program are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, teaching, and critical care clinical research. 

The critical care residents participate in clinical research activities that are presented at national meetings and are submitted for publication. The program is affiliated with a nationally-recognized college of pharmacy which provides residents with opportunities to engage in educational activities including precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, facilitating group discussions and didactic lectures, in addition to providing in-services for other health care practitioners.

Diversity & Inclusion

We, as the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Kentucky, find racism, racial injustice, incivility, inequity and discrimination towards any community, group or individual intolerable and unacceptable. We place immeasurable value on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our goal is to recruit learners and preceptors who work together to support and provide an inclusive professional environment. All are welcome here!

Director, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Komal A. Pandya, PharmD, BCCCP (R367) Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Location Detail
800 Rose Street, H110 Lexington, KY 40536-0293

Quick Facts

Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021

Starting Date: July 1

Number of Positions: 3

Eligibility Criteria: Doctor of Pharmacy degree, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or equivalent, licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of Kentucky 

Application Requirements

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Letters of recommendation (3); At least one letter must be from the Residency Program Director if the applicant is currently enrolled at a residency program
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts
  • If cost is prohibitive to participating in various parts of the application and interview process, please contact the residency program director to determine if accommodations can be made.

Core Rotations

  • 2 Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • 1 Trauma ICU
  • 1 Emergency General Surgery ICU
  • 1 Cardiothoracic Surgery (CT)
  • 1 Neurosurgery
  • 1 Nutrition Support Service (NSS)
  • Critical Care Research
  • Critical Care Quality Improvement & Administration

Elective Rotations

Choose 3 rotations from the following:

  • Additional core rotations
  • Abdominal Transplant (TXP)
  • Cardiology (CCU)
  • MCS Heart Transplant & Advanced Heart Failure
  • Infectious Diseases (ID)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Weekly Critical Care Conference
  • Monthly Critical Care Journal Club
  • In-house on-call program
  • Decentralized staffing

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.