PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The ASHP-accredited residency is a 12-month, organized, directed, postgraduate training program focusing on the development of the skills and competencies necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients. Under the guidance of specialty trained preceptors, the resident will develop advanced clinical skills and professional confidence. The resident is expected to become an integral component of the multi-disciplinary critical care team working with physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and other pharmacists to provide optimal care to critically ill patients. Click the link to view learning experience descriptions.


Required Experiences

  • Orientation 
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Critical Care I
  • Medical Critical Care II (focus on precepting) 
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Trauma Critical Care
  • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Code 99 (Medical Emergencies)
  • Presentations (quarterly to multidisciplinary team; one continuing education seminar)
  • Professional Development (monograph, P&T and ICU Committee meetings, Topic Review List, presentation at LRH research conference, resident recruitment)
  • Research / Quality Improvement (MUE, research project, manuscript, policy/procedure/order set)
  • Staffing (one weekend a month, one major holiday)

Elective Experiences

  • Administration
  • Informatics
  • Pain Management
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Intermediate Care
  • Intensification of required rotation


Salary – $63,000/year (full-time exempt status)
Full benefits provided
Earned time off (ETO) of 25 days (accrued throughout the year)

Attendance to three conferences (dependent upon available resources):

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Florida Residency Conference (FRC)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Annual Congress

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Dillon pharmacy specialist

Kyle Dillon, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Lakeland Regional Health
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
863.687.1100 x7290