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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
weeks (not a continuous block)

Required Rotations (8): 38 weeks

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

Elective Rotations: 12 weeks

  1. Toxicology 
  2. Burn ICU/EM - BH
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. EM-LMH
  5. Cardiac ICU
  6. Cardiothoracic ICU
  7. Acute Pain Service/Anesthesia
  8. Health-System Administration & Leadership
  9. Other (with Residency Director/Coordinator approval) 

Longitudinal Experiences

  1. Residency projects:
    - Complete a quality improvement and cost savings project
    - Submit research to present at an Emergency Medicine/Critical Care conference
    - Prepare two manuscripts suitable for publication.
  2. Education and opportunities to precept:
    - Co-precept pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents
    - Grand Rounds presentation
    - Clinical Case Conference presentations
    - Continuing education presentations
    - Nursing and physician in-services
    - Present a university-level didactic pharmacology lecture
    - Present a lecture to the EM physician residency program
    - Lead Emergency Medicine YNHHS Pharmacist Committee
    - Participate in interprofessional simulation cases
    - Journal club presentations during rotations
    - Department publications 
    - Patient medication education 
    - ACLS and PALS certification 
    - Teaching certificate program (optional)
    - Research certificate program (optional)
    - BCPS study group (optional)
    - Department publications 
  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. Cost management and longitudinal projects completed
  3. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
  4. Two manuscripts suitable for publication (completed manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  5. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)

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.

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

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

Kelly Oldziej, PharmD
[email protected]
PharmD: University of South Florida
PGY1: Yale New Haven Hospital
Research: Evaluating antibiotic dose delays in the emergency department
MUE: Diltiazem dosing strategies for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response in the emergency department
"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."

Past residents

Name Year of Residency Current Position
Allie Barton 2021-2022 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Bridgeport Hospital
Taylor Sattler 2020-2021 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Yale New Haven Hospital
Jesse Albano 2019-2020 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator at Yale New Haven Hospital
Kyle Hultz 2018-2019 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System
Jacklyn Chong; 2017-2018 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Jessica Nagy (Vigneau) 2016-2017 Current Position: Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Rhode Island Hospital