About this PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program
The cardiology pharmacy residency program at University of Utah Health (UUH) offers a specialized training experience in which residents are fully integrated into multidisciplinary teams that include physicians, advanced practice clinicians (e.g. physician assistants, advanced practice nurses), nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietary specialists, case managers, and social workers. The program develops clinically strong practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to provide comprehensive medication management to patients with diverse cardiovascular conditions. Residents will enhance their leadership skills and practice management in a cardiovascular medicine environment. Residents will provide formal and informal education to a variety of learners (e.g., physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses) throughout the residency year. Upon completion of the residency, residents will be equipped to practice in a variety of settings.
The ASHP program purpose statement for PGY2 training programs is below. We design our program to support this purpose statement for residency training.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build 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.