PGY-2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice

Setting Compensation and Benefits
Program Overview Eligibility
Program Structure Application Process
Program Goals On-site Interview
Specialized Residency Requirement Application Deadline
Preceptors Contact Information

Setting

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is world-renowned for advanced patient care, particularly for the treatment of rare, complex disorders in areas such as Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosciences, Surgery, and Organ Transplants.  Stanford Hospital & Clinics has a close relationship with both the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care. The hospital is located on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California; it is about 20 miles north of San Jose and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. 

Clinical pharmacists at Stanford Hospital & Clinics cover all acute patient care areas, including Bone Marrow Transplant, Cardiology, Critical Care, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Solid Organ Transplant. In addition, ambulatory care clinical pharmacists are responsible for Oral Anticoagulation, Transplant Diabetes, and Oncology clinics. 

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Program Overview

The Critical Care Residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics is a second-year specialty training program that offers extensive critical care experience at a leading edge, university medical center. With 611 licensed beds, nearly 40,000 emergency room visits annually, and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions each year, we offer a challenging, diverse caseload in multiple ICU settings. The Critical Care Resident will focus on two medical/surgical units having a combined total of 58 beds and have the chance to explore other areas of interest through our on- and off-site electives. One applicant is accepted per year. 

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Program Structure

The Critical Care Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS). The learning objectives are consistent with the standards developed by ASHP. The residency experiences will be divided as follows: 

  • Orientation/Training
  • 2 weeks
  • Medical ICU
  • 8 weeks
  • Surgical ICU/Trauma Surgery 
  • 8 weeks
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • 4 weeks
  • Neurocritical Care
  • 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine
  • 4 weeks
  • Clinical Research/Project 
  • 4 weeks

    Elective Rotations

    • Cardiology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neonatal ICU
    • Pediatric ICU
    • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Bone Marrow Transplant

    16 weeks

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     Program Goals

    The purpose of the residency program is to train highly qualified practitioners in developing the skills necessary to become successful and comprehensive pharmacotherapy experts in the management of critically ill patients.

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    Specialized Residency Requirements

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    Preceptors

    Sandra Leigh Bardas, BSP, FCSHP (Emergency Medicine) received her pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has practiced in various areas at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, including operating room pharmacy, investigational drug services, and critical care.  She currently works in the Emergency Department Pharmacy.

    April Fong, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 2003.  She completed her pharmacy practice residency and critical care residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She currently works as a critical care pharmacist.

    Fred Hurt, Pharm.D. (Cardiothoracic Surgery) graduated from University of the Pacific.  He completed his pharmacy practice residency at VA San Diego and a critical care residency at Medical University of South Carolina.  He is currently a clinical pharmacist working in the operating room pharmacy.

    Janice Hsieh, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) graduated from University of Southern California.  She completed her general pharmacy practice residency at Kaiser Vallejo.  She worked at Kaiser Redwood City for 2 years and joined Stanford's Department of Pharmacy as a critical care pharmacist in 2004.

    Kelly Matsuda, Pharm.D. (Cardiology) received his pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific.  He practiced for 2 years in Oncology and General Medicine and is currently a cardiology pharmacist.

    Lina Meng, Pharm.D., BCPS (Critical Care) graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2009. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2011 and a critical care residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in 2011.  She currently works as a critical care pharmacist covering medical-surgical ICU and cardiology.

    Carolyn Nguyen, Pharm.D. (Emergency Medicine) graduated from University of the Pacific.  She practiced for 2 years in Oncology/Hematology and BMT and currently works as a clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department.

    Cherwyn Nguyen , Pharm.D. (Critical Care) graduated from University of California, San Francisco and completed her pharmacy practice residency and a critical care residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.  She is currently a clinical pharmacist specializing in critical care medicine.

    Mike Schoshinski, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) received his undergraduate degree from Marguette University and his pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2001.  He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and currently works as a critical care pharmacist.

    Craig Sterling, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) received his undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in Chemistry and his pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California.  He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Ohio State University and currently works as a critical care pharmacist.

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    Compensation & Benefits

    The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $83,000 with full benefits, including an excellent healthcare benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy or critical care conferences such as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, the SCCM Critical Care Congress in February, and the Western States Residency meeting in May.

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    Eligibility

    Participation in our Specialized Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice requires a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program, and CA licensure/eligibility. All applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP Residency Match Program.  Applicant Agreements for participation in the Match can be downloaded from the Matching Program Web site at www.natmatch.com/ashprmp  The National Matching Services (NMS) Code for the Stanford Critical Care Residency is 512652.

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    Application Process

    Interested applicants must complete ALL of the following:

    1. Enrollment in the ASHP Residency Match Program
    2. Submit the following required documents through PhORCAS
      1. Your personal statement outlining career goals, areas of interest and reasons for applying to the residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics
      2. Your Curriculum Vitae
      3. Official School of Pharmacy transcript of records sent directly from the school
      4. Three references using the standardized template in PhORCAS submitted directly by the reference writer
    3. Complete the Stanford Hospital and Clinics online application process
      1. Access www.stanfordhospitalcareers.com
      2. Create an account
      3. Under "Search by Req #", enter "26316" and click "Start Job Search"
      4. Follow the instructions on the website
      5. Under the resume section, please attach your Curriculum Vitae
      6. When finished, click submit
    4. For consideration, the online application and all supporting documentations must be received by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

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    On-Site Interview

    After all application materials are reviewed, the candidate will be contacted for a half-day on-site interview.  The candidate is required to give a 15-minute Powerpoint presentation on any pharmacy-related topic (critical care topic preferred).

    Interviews will be conducted on the following days only:

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

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    Application Deadline

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    NO applications will be accepted beyond this date.

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    Contact Information

    PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director: Cherwyn F. Nguyen, PharmD
    Email:

    pgy2critcare@stanfordmed.org

    Phone:

    (650) 725-5205

    Fax:

    (650) 724-3690

    Mailing Address:

    Stanford Hospital & Clinics
    Department of Pharmacy
    300 Pasteur Dr., Rm H0301
    Stanford, CA 94305-5616

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