Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center PGY2 Critical Care Residency
Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Critical Care Pharmacy
Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center (MHSVMC) is the critical care regional referral and teaching center within the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, a faith-based system serving seven states. Over the course of this program, residents will refine their skills in leadership, teaching, practice management and patient care through active participation in multidisciplinary rounding, code teams and various committees. Residents will serve as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY 1 residents on clinical rotations and have the opportunity for didactic lectures as well as a teaching certificate at the University of Findlay. Critical care areas include burn, surgical, neurological, trauma, medical, cardiac, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, as well as emergency medicine and infectious disease.
The pharmacy department at MHSVMC serves a diverse patient population as a Level I Trauma Center, regional burn referral center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a children’s hospital onsite. Preceptors are actively engaged in helping each resident meet their full potential based on their specific areas of interest. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine, leadership, and patient safety.
Other unique program aspects include a teaching program in collaboration with the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy and certifications in adult as well as pediatric advanced cardiac life support.
Required learning experiences:
Medical intensive care (two months)
Pediatric intensive care
Emergency medicine (two months)
Trauma/Surgical intensive care
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
Neonatal intensive care
Repeat any required rotation
Focused month of longitudinal experience
In-house code blue and stroke team
Research and Scholarly Activity
The PGY 2 pharmacy resident is required to complete a longitudinal research project. While the resident is expected to be the primary investigator, pharmacy faculty mentors will be assigned to provide guidance based on practice area or topic. Our site also offers assistance with protocol development from an Academic Research Coordinator and with comprehensive literature searches through the St. Vincent Health Science Library. Research projects are presented at local and national conferences throughout the year.
Additionally, the PGY 2 pharmacy resident will co-precept at least one PharmD student, develop a formulary monograph, complete at least one medication use evaluation, and present at least three formal educational presentations to healthcare professionals.
Residency candidates should submit required materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) no later than January 5, 2024.
Match Program Participation
Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center PGY 2 Critical Care match number: 659252
Applicants should submit the following materials through PhORCAS:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent (must include: your current practice interests, why you are interested in pursuing a residency and examples of what you hope to accomplish)
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Three references using the PhORCAS standardized form
Have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
Be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio
Be enrolled or previously completed an ASHP-accredited PGY 1 pharmacy residency
Established in 1855, MHSVMC is the critical care regional referral and teaching center within the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, a 43 hospital faith-based system across seven states. The institution is home to five Life Flight air ambulances. holds the highest designation for treating high risk mothers & babies, is a Level 1 Trauma Center for adults, and is an accredited Chest Pain Center. MHSVMC has the highest level of accreditation in stroke care with an advanced certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center and is home to a Mobile Stroke Unit. The mission statement of MHSVMC is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and brings good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and under-served. The Pharmacy Department at MHSVMC provides comprehensive clinical and distributive services via a central pharmacy operating 24 hours a day, several decentralized locations, and multiple ambulatory sites. Currently we have two PGY1 pharmacy residents and are planning to expand to a class size of three PGY1 residents next year. Our site offers PGY2 pharmacy residency programs in ambulatory care and critical care.