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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
40 weeks 
1. Orientation 
2 weeks 
2. Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation 
5 weeks 
3. Ambulatory Care Heart and Vascular
5 weeks 
4. Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  
5 weeks 
5. Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit 
5 weeks 
6. Congestive Heart Failure Service
5 weeks 
7. Emergency Medicine 
4 weeks 
8. General Cardiology I  
5 weeks 
9. General Cardiology II - Precepting Focus  
4 weeks 
Elective Rotation:
12 weeks
Electrophysiology Consult Service
4 weeks
General Cardiology Consult Service
4 weeks
Medical Intensive Care Unit & Pulmonary Hypertension
4 weeks
Pediatric Cardiac Inensive Care Unit and Congenital Heart Disease
4 weeks

*Schedule allows for selection of any 3 elective rotations

Longitudinal Experiences, Education and Certifications

Ambulatory Care: 1 day per week in Ambulatory Heart and Vascular Clinics  over the course of the year

Adult Medical Emergency Response: approximately 1 week per month over the course of the year 

Committee Involvement: Multidisciplinary committee (Targeted temperature management or Code Blue and Rapid Response or Pulmonary Hypertension)

Residency project(s):

  • Complete a quality and cost savings project
  • Submit research project for presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session & Expo 
  • Prepare at least one manuscript suitable for publication 

Certifications, Precepting, and Education:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (required)
  • Basic Life Support Certification (required)
  • Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
  • Residency Research Certificate Program (optional)
  • Co-precept PharmD students and PGY1 pharmacy residents 
  • Nursing and Physician In-services
  • Clinical case conference presentations
  • Present a university level lecture 

Staffing* and On-Call service:

  • Two shifts every third weekend (12 day stretches required)
  • Approximately 1-2 weekday shifts per month
  • Weekend on-call: approximately 1 evening on call shift per month 
  • ID pager on-call**: approximately 20 days over the course of the year 

* Any shift including night shift may be filled at the discretion of residency director
** ID pager on-call responsibilities ONLY for residents who completed PGY1 at YNHH

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)
    • Community service (2)
    • Submit an abstract and present a project at a state, regional, or national meeting (1)
  • Medication Use Evaluation completed 
  • Longitudinal project completed 
  • Manuscript suitable for publication
    • Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback
  • All required patient experiences and topic discussions (as designated in the APPENDIX of the ASHP PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy competency areas, goals, and objectives guideline), are complete and uploaded to the residents PharmAcademic profile under “Appendix”.   
  • Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives
    • The following critical objectives MUST be achieved for residency for successful graduation: all of R1.1, R2.1.1, R2.2.2, R2.2.3, R2.2.4, R2.2.6, R2.2.7, all of R4, all of R5
    • All objectives must be evaluated as achieved twice (must be two different preceptors) in order to be marked as achieved for residency (ACHR)
    • For any objective that is only evaluated once, the RPD/RPC and RAC will determine if the objective can be marked as achieved for residency
  • All PGY2 Cardiology Requirements for graduation are uploaded to residents PharmAcademic profile under “Files”
  • Successful completion of all staffing and on-call requirements as outlined in the Residency Handbook
  • Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Certifications
  • Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (i.e. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)