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PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy

The PGY2 residency in emergency medicine pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice, which meets the needs of patients in the emergency department setting. Upon completion of training, graduates are equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team, are able to prioritize responsibilities and utilization of resources, and are able to make complex medication recommendations in this fast-paced environment. Training focuses on developing residents’ capability to deal with a wide range of diseases and disorders that occurs in patients in the emergency environment.

The PGY2 emergency medicine residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52-week period.  Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency. Residency time will be generally structured as follows:

Residency duration 52 weeks
Orientation / Training  2-4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences       48-50 weeks
Conferences (ACEP, ENA, ASHP, etc) 1-2 annually
Interviews/Holidays/Time off
14 days plus 3 interview days
(not a continuous block)

Required Rotations (8): 38-40 weeks

1.  Orientation  2-4 weeks
2.  EM - Introduction
4 weeks
3.  EM - Core   8 weeks
4.  EM - Preceptorship
 4 weeks
5.  EM - SRC 4 weeks
6.  EM - Independent Practice 
 4 weeks
7.  EM - Pediatrics
 2 weeks
8.  Psychiatry   Longitudinal
9.  Medical ICU
 4 weeks
10. Trauma/Surgical ICU  4 weeks
11. Neuroscience ICU 2 weeks

Elective Rotations: 12-14 weeks

  1. Toxicology (4 weeks)
  2. Burn ICU/EM - BH (4 weeks)
  3. Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  4. Overnight EM/ICU (2 weeks)
  5. Cardiac ICU (2 weeks)
  6. Cardiothoracic ICU (2 weeks) 

Longitudinal Experiences

  1. Residency projects:
    - Medication use evaluation or cost savings project
    - Longitudinal medication safety or quality improvement project
    - Two manuscripts suitable for publication 
  2. Education and opportunities to precept:
    - Pharmacy grand rounds
    - Clinical case conference 
    - Emergency medicine resident physician lecture
    - University-level didactic lecture
    - Emergency medicine resident physician morning reports
    - Journal club presentations
    - Co-precept pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents
    - Lead Emergency Medicine YNHHS Pharmacist Committee
    - Participate in interprofessional simulation cases
    - Department publications
    - Nursing and physician in-services
    - Patient medication education 
    - Continuing education presentations
    - ACLS & PALS certification
    - BCPS study group (optional)
    - Teaching certificate program (optional)
    - Research certificate program (optional) 
  3. Staffing:*
    - Two weekend shifts every fourth weekend (12 day stretches required)
    - Four weeks staffing; emergency medicine coverage as needed per schedule
    - Antimicrobial formulary pager coverage
    * Any shift (including nights) may be filled at discretion of Residency Program Director
  4. EM Psychiatry 
    - Rounding to be completed with the Psychiatry Team once weekly while on an ED rotation
    - Topic discussions to be completed with Psychiatry Pharmacist and documented on the resident’s topic discussion list 

Requirement for Successful Completion of Residency

  1. Educational checklist completed
  2. Portfolio completed (Completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives achieved for residency (ACHR). ACHR is defined as a preceptor/RPC/RPD marking an objective "achieved" on at least two occasions or the resident has "achieved" the objective at least once WITH documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD.
  4. All required topic discussions completed 
  5. Manuscripts suitable for publication (complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  6. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)
  7. ACLS & PALS certification achieved 

Residency Leadership

Evan Zahn, PharmD, BCCCP
Residency Program Director
[email protected]
PharmD: Butler University, IN
PGY1: Eskenazi Health
PGY2: Critical Care, Eskenazi Health
Jesse Albano, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
[email protected]
PharmD: University of the Pacific, CA
PGY1: University of Southern California
PGY2: Emergency Medicine, Yale New Haven Health

Meet Our Current Resident

Philippe Recalt, PharmD
[email protected]

PharmD: University of  Saint Joseph, CT
PGY1: Yale New Haven Hospital

Research: Evaluating adverse reactions associated with droperidol and midazolam compared to haloperidol and lorazepam    
MUE: Nitroglycerin dosing strategies for Sympathetic Crashing Acute Pulmonary Edema 
"Once witnessing the role our Emergency Medicine Pharmacists play in our ED as a PGY1, the opportunity to continue my training at Yale New Haven Hospital was a no brainer. Our dynamic and academic environment poses rewarding challenges that expose me to many facets of emergency medicine while working closely with interdisciplinary colleagues. I am forever grateful for this program’s continuous dedication in my personal and professional development as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist."
Phillippe Recalt, PharmD 

Past Residents

Name Year of Residency Current Position
Kelly Oldziej 2022-23 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Community Regional Medical Center
Allie Barton 2021-22 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Bridgeport Hospital
Taylor Sattler 2020-21 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Yale New Haven Hospital
Jesse Albano 2019-20 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator at Yale New Haven Hospital
Kyle Hultz 2018-19 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System
Jacklyn Chong 2017-18 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Jessica Nagy (Vigneau) 2016-17 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Rhode Island Hospital

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor.  An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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