PGY2 Critical Care

The pharmacy residency in critical care is a 12-month, full-time, post-graduate year two (PGY2) training program. This specialized residency program is designed to provide an experience leading to the development of expert knowledge, skills and clinical leadership in the practice of critical care pharmacy. Building upon the skills gained from a PGY1 program, the resident will be awarded with opportunities to gain critical care experience through a variety of clinical rotations and interactions with a multidisciplinary healthcare team for optimization of the care of critically ill patients. Upon completion of the program the resident is expected to demonstrate competency in the area of critical care pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, and critical care research.

The program emphasizes clinical practice with required rotations in medical ICU, surgical ICU, neurosciences ICU, and cardiothoracic/cardiac ICU (5 weeks each). Elective rotations include burn ICU, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, nutrition support, and solid organ transplant (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas) or any of the required rotations.

This residency participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully accredited by ASHP.

To Apply

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program (or equivalent experience) prior to beginning this critical care residency. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in New York State.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process. Required documents should be submitted through PhORCAS by January 2, 2020. Required documents include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Three references

More details on the use of PhORCAS can be found at

Paper applications may be accepted under unusual circumstances through special arrangement with the Residency Program Director.


Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP
Program Director, Critical Care Residency

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032