PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy

The PGY-2 cardiology 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 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences
50 weeks
Conference(s) (ACC, HFSA, ASHP, etc.)
1-2 annually
Interviews / Holidays / Time Off
14 days plus 3 interview days (not a contiguous block)
Project Days
5 days


Required Rotations (7)
34 weeks 
1. Ambulatory Care 
5 weeks 
2. General Cardiology 1
5 weeks 
3. General Cardiology 2  
4 weeks 
4. Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 
5 weeks 
5. Advanced Heart Failure
5 weeks 
6. Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit 
5 weeks 
7. Heart Transplant  
5 weeks 


Elective Rotations (4)
16 weeks
  • Pediatric ICU 
  • Electrophysiology Consult
  • Cardiology Consult
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit & Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Other/ Repeat (with Residency Program Director [RPD] approval)


Longitudinal Experiences
  • Ambulatory Care: (Weekly) YNH Heart and Vascular Clinics
  • Committee Involvement: (Monthly) Multidisciplinary committee (1) (Targeted Temperature Management, Code Blue and Rapid Response, Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Teaching Certificate Program (given resident interest)
  • Residency Research Certificate Program (given resident interest)
  • Staffing: Two weekend shifts every third weekend and approximately 1-2 weekday shifts per month. 

PGY2 Cardiology Requirements for Graduation
  • Educational Presentation/Publications Checklist complete
    • Clinical case conference (1: 20 – 25 minutes)
    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation (1: 1 hour)
    • University level lecture (1)
    • Journal clubs (4)
    • Nursing in-services (2)
    • Physician in-services (2)
    • Submit an abstract and present a project at a state or national meeting
  • Portfolio complete (Completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  • Medication Use Evaluation completed 
  • Longitudinal project completed 
  • 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)
  • Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  • Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (i.e. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)
  • Community service (2)