PGY2 Critical Care Residency: Savannah

Program Description

The purpose of this residency in Critical Care Pharmacy will be to develop an advanced practitioner able to succeed in medication management, nutrition support, and the disease state management of patient populations in the Adult Critical Care Setting focused primarily in a community based hospital. The residency will also prepare a practitioner, via didactic and experiential teaching, to succeed in mentoring PharmD Students, and Pharmacy Practice Residents.

 The Specialized Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy is a 12 month training program accredited by The American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The residency follows the Goals and Objectives established by ASHP, for a PGY-2 in Critical Care Pharmacy, as the template for the Resident’s training. The residency is also affiliated with The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Residents are enrolled as graduate assistants for the College of Pharmacy and The University of Georgia Graduate School awards a graduate certificate for successful completion of the residency program. Didactic teaching opportunities in The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Curriculum will be necessary to receive the Teaching Certificate for the PGY-2 year that is part of the Graduate Certificate Program.

Training Site

The residents training site is St Joseph’s and Candler Hospitals, in the Emergency Departments, Neurological, Cardiac, and Medical Surgical ICU’s. A 6 week rotation at Grady Memorial Health in Trauma is suggested. Elective rotations, such as Trauma at Grady Memorial, have been available and others are possibilities that will be discussed with the resident.


Residency Newsletter August, 2016

Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, St. Joseph's / Candler Hospital, Savannah, GA

Application Process and Materials

Successful candidates for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency (Savannah,GA) must have a Pharm.D. degree and PGY1 Certificate of Residency completion, be a U.S. citizen and supply proof of pharmacy licensure.

Applications will be accepted on PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/) until January 10th.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to facilitate scheduling of the on-site interview. 

All application materials listed below are required to complete the PhORCAS application process:

  • Completed application form: Critical Care Application (The National Match Program number for PGY2 program is: 650652)  
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official Academic transcripts
  • 3 References as submitted throught PhORCAS

For more information visit the PGY2 Critical Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph's/Candler.

Current Resident

Residency Preceptors

The primary preceptor for this program will be Hal E. Richards, PharmD, BCNSP, who is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care and Nutrition Support, and Assistant Clinical Professor for The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. The other preceptors involved in the training will be Erica Merritt, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist Emergency Medicine (ED), Sabrina Croft, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist ED, Valerie Scarborough, PharmD, Clinical Specialist Cardiology, Mark Kelley, PharmD, Clinical Specialist Critical Care, Geneen Gibson, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist Infectious Disease.

Contact the Residency Director

Hal E. Richards, PharmD, BCNSP
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
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