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Critical Care/Infectious Disease Residency Program

Program Goals

The goal of this PGY2 residency program is to develop the pharmacist’s skills to meet the needs of critically ill patients. Training focuses on developing the resident’s capability to deal with a range of infectious diseases and disorders that occur in the critically ill. In addition, the residency shall develop the pharmacist’s competence to practice in a wide variety of infectious diseases practice settings. This 12-month program follows the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP and is defined as an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities needed to pursue rational drug therapy.

Resident Responsibilities

Through various acute care, critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases training segments the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for optimal drug therapy outcomes.

• Provision of pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients
• Provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases
• Serve as key member of the Critical Care Committee
• Serve as key member of the Antibiotic Subcommittee
• Research protocol development and implementation
• Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee involvement
• Didactic and experiential teaching of pharmacy students and medical residents
• Medication Use Reviews / Adverse Drug Reaction reporting
• Staff development programs
• Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
• Clinical / Staff pharmacist responsibilities every 3rd weekend
• National, state, and local pharmacy meetings

Training Opportunities

This program allows numerous opportunities to compliment the resident’s career goals.

• Clinical Research
• Critical Care
• Drug Information
• Emergency Medicine
• HIV Clinic
• Infection Control
• Internal Medicine • Managed Care
• Microbiology
• Nutritional Support
• Plate Rounds
• Practice Management
• Quality Management
• Surgery / Wound Care

Requirements

Residency applicants must possess or be receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia. Completed application,  curriculum vitae, college transcripts, individual assessment for residency training, three letters of recommendation, and a formal interview are required. A prior Pharmacy Practice Residency is preferred, but will consider applicants on an individual basis.

The residency program commences in late June and provides a competitive stipend.

Some benefits include sick leave, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, and professional leave.

Ann Kathryn Craig, PharmD, BCPS
Critical Care Specialist

Columbus Regional Healthcare System,
710 Center Street, Columbus, Georgia 31902
Telephone (706) 571-1495, Fax (706) 571-1861
E-mail: annkathryn.rhodes@crhs.net
 

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.