Pharmacy Residency

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pharmacy Residency Program

Post-Graduate Year 2 Critical Care

The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Pharmacy Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital located in Brooklyn, New York, is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of professional practice learning experience. The PGY-2 residency program's goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP. This program allows the resident to train and develop competence in an acute-teaching facility focusing on direct patient care and research. This program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident, yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills.

This specialized residency in critical care pharmacy will allow the resident to achieve the following outcomes at the completion of the program:

  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Optimize the outcome of critically ill patients by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training, including preceptorship, or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct a critical care pharmacy research project.
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies.

Curriculum/clinical experience

The PGY-2 program is a 12-month training program that begins in July. After a month of orientation, the resident begins clinical and longitudinal rotations.

Core experiences

  • The PGY-2 program is designed to train the resident in focused blocks based on organ system.
  • Residents will spend a minimum of six months in the MICU and SICU.
  • Pharmacy residents will also rotate in the CTICU, CCU, ED, and with the Infectious Disease service.

Residency learning experiences

Supportive Care in ICU Hepatic/GI Toxicology
Renal Hematology/Immunology Infectious Disease
Pulmonology Endocrine  
Cardiology Neurology  

Elective experiences

The resident can choose a rotation in the PICU/NICU or can choose to repeat a month in the CCU, CTICU, ED, or ID.

Longitudinal experience

  • Hospital Practice
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Research

Teaching experience

  • The resident will have the opportunity to teach recitation courses.
  • The resident will receive appointment at a local college of pharmacy.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program.

Research project

Each resident is required to complete a major research project suitable for publication during the one-year program. The resident will work with the residency program research coordinator and other members of the pharmacy department and Hospital and learn essential key points of research design. The resident is expected to present his or her project at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care Congress or American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting.


  • Each resident will be provided with medical and dental insurance.
  • Each resident is allowed 10 days of paid vacation and 5 sick/personal days.
  • Each resident may travel and attend 2 professional meetings per program year.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) Training & Certification.

Qualifications for residency

Applicants must have:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New York
  • Completed an ASHP general practice residency for PGY-2 Applicants

Download the PGY-2 Critical Care Residency brochure.

Contact us

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

Joseph Samide, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP