Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital Post-Graduate
Year Two Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The post-graduate year two (PGY-2) Critical Care Residency at Emory University Hospital (EUH) is an ASHP-accredited, one-year specialty program designed to expose you to diverse populations of critically ill patients.

Through patient data collection and analysis, you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide patient-specific and evidence-based pharmacotherapy. You will function as an independent practitioner and integral member of multidisciplinary care teams. In addition, you will develop valuable leadership and research skills by participating in a critical care related interdisciplinary committee and completing a clinical research project.


Our residents develop a strong critical care clinical knowledge base, commitment to teaching and appreciation for clinical research. The critical care specialty residency program at EUH utilizes the collective assets of Emory Hospitals and the Emory Center for Critical Care in the following areas:

Clinical practice: Residents become familiar with disease states, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of critically ill patients. Residents learn to incorporate their clinical knowledge into day-to-day practice and function independently as a member of the health care team.

Teaching: Residents teach PGY-1 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.

Research: Residents learn to develop and conduct a clinical research project and obtain Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval.

Practice management: Residents utilize practice management skills to promote rational and safe use of medications; residents master personal development skills for life-long learning and professional growth.

Learning Experiences and Rotations

Core Learning Experiences

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition Support (if no prior experience)
  • Research
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Toxicology/Poison control

    Elective Learning Experiences 

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Evening Critical Care
    • Oncology
    • Solid Organ Transplantation

    Projects and Responsibilities

    Research project: Residents design, develop and complete an original research project with a publication-ready manuscript by the end of the residency year. Residents present their projects at the University Health-System Consortium (UHC) poster session and the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC).

    Grand Rounds presentation: Residents prepare a 60-minute presentation on an approved topic for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit.

    Precepting: Residents serve as co-preceptors for fourth-year PharmD student(s).

    Educational lectures: Residents attend biweekly Critical Care Conferences and rotation-specific seminars.

    Journal club: Residents present recent critical care pharmacotherapy journal articles during the quarterly critical care journal club meeting. Residents also attend the monthly resident journal club.

    Staffing: Residents have a mix of clinical and operational weekend staffing responsibilities.

    Leadership: As part of the practice management experience, residents serve as secretary for the critical care/cardiology committee meeting.

    Code response: Residents attend and actively participate in adult code response throughout the residency year.

    On-call: PGY-2 residents participate in the on-call program every other Wednesday.

    Licensure and Compensation

    Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia pharmacy licensure by the beginning of the first clinical rotation in August.

    Evaluations: Residents should complete all evaluations, including rotational evaluation and global evaluations, in a timely manner.

    Compensation: Residents receive a $56,000/year salary plus medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits.

    Professional Development 

    Residents participate in professional organizations during their residency year and receive $75 to pay professional dues. Residents are encouraged to present research findings at ACCP, SCCM or both.

    Contact Info

    For more information, please contact the program director.

    Tu-Trinh Tran, PharmD, BCCCP
    1364 Clifton Road, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30322