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The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). One applicant is accepted per year. Successful completion of the program will prepare the resident for critical care pharmacy or academic positions, as well as the competency to attain Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacy.
Stanford Hospital is ranked 13th on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of the best hospitals in the nation, reflecting the commitment and passion of our practitioners to be leaders in health care innovation and collaboration. At SHC, the resident will receive valuable critical care experience at a cutting edge, teaching hospital and Level I Trauma Center. With 100 ICU and 613 total licensed beds, over 80,000 emergency room visits annually, and more than 30,000 inpatient admissions each year, we offer a challenging, diverse caseload in multiple ICU settings.
Residency Contact Information
Residency Program Director: Vitaliy Nikitenko, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Stanford Health Care
Department of Pharmacy
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H0301
Stanford, CA 94305-5616
The purpose of the residency is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency to produce a confident and independent practitioner capable of providing excellent care to the critically ill. Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will:
Provide optimal clinical care to critically ill patients
Function as an effective member of the health care team
Educate health care professionals, students, patients, and the community about effective and safe medication use
Develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate time management and problem-solving skills
Become a leader within the pharmacy profession
The Critical Care Specialty Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) and its goals and learning objectives are consistent with standards developed by ASHP.
Orientation/Training (2 weeks)
Medical ICU (8 weeks)
Surgical ICU/Trauma Surgery (4 weeks)
ICU II (4 weeks)
Cardiothoracic Surgery (4 weeks)
Neurocritical Care (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Clinical Research/Administrative (4 weeks)
Elective Rotation (12 weeks)
Bone Marrow Transplant
Active participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds
Participate in advanced cardiac life support resuscitations
Completion of a critical care research project presented at the Northern California Society of Critical Care Medicine Spring Meeting
Participate in educating pharmacy, medical, and nursing staff as well as PGY-1 pharmacy residents and students
Teaching certificate program (optional)
Prepare and present a critical care related drug monograph for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Participate in critical care related committee(s) to impact policies
Staff 1 weekend every 3 weeks in the ICU pharmacy satellite
Compensation and Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $81,000 with full benefits, including an excellent health care 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 and the SCCM Critical Care Congress in February.
Completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program
Participate in an on-site interview at Stanford Health Care
Obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of California before October 1
See Application Process for additional details (change to link to the Application Process for the Critical Care program, not the PGY-1 program)
Miranda Wong received her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at University of California, San Francisco. Her professional interests include anything critical care related, but especially the medical and cardiac intensive care units and emergency department. In her free time, Miranda enjoys traveling, cooking, hot yoga, and group fitness classes.