National Match Code: 616652

PGY2 Critical Care Program Director
Joel Feih, PharmD, BCCCP
Telephone: 414-805-2182
Fax: 414-805-2808

PGY2 Critical Care Program Coordinator
Kaitlin Cooper-Johnson, PharmD, BCCCP
Telephone: 414-805-1068
Fax: 414-805-1016

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: Dec. 30, 2022
Starting Date: July 2023
Stipend: $49,920

Residency Manual

Sample resident rotation schedule

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Preceptors

PGY2 Critical Care Resident Alumni

The  purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.


This specialty program is designed to provide advanced clinical training, leadership opportunities and extensive research experience within the critical care setting. Residents will work with a diverse and dedicated critical care preceptor team, who have many years of experience training PGY1 and PGY2 residents.

  • Froedtert Hospital is a 710-bed academic medical center with 107 dedicated ICU beds.
  • Research projects and teaching activities are tailored to meet the needs/interests of the resident. Grant submissions are encouraged.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to precept residents and APPE students on clinical rotations.
  • ACLS, PALS, Fundamentals in Critical Care Support and Basic Disaster Life Support training will be provided.
  • External presentations and publications are encouraged.

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
  • Letter of intent that addresses the following information: why critical care and specifically why at Froedtert, what experiences you have had in critical care so far, and why you will benefit for completing a PGY2 in critical care
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • PGY1 Critical Care Preceptor
    • PGY1 Residency Program Director
    • Other

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care (SICU) — 4 weeks
  • Critical Care Medicine (MICU) — 8 weeks
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care (NICU) — 4 weeks
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care (CVICU) — 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine — 4 weeks
  • Nutrition Support — 2 weeks
  • Research Project — longitudinal
  • Medication Safety – longitudinal 6 months
  • Drug Information and Critical Care Policy – longitudinal 6 months
  • Public Speaking – longitudinal

Elective Rotations

  • Toxicology (Children's Wisconsin Poison Center) — 4 weeks
  • Infectious Disease — 2 weeks
  • Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant ICU (TICU) — 4 weeks
  • Peri-Operative Pharmacy Services — 2 weeks
  • Oncology (solid tumor, hematology, bone marrow transplant) — 4 weeks
  • Academia (Concordia University School of Pharmacy or MCW Pharmacy School) — longitudinal 6 months
  • Community Critical Care (Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital) — 2 weeks
  • Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant — 2 weeks
  • Repeat any core rotation — 4 weeks

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations of participants in the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital:

  1. Professional Organization Membership
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  2. Conferences
    • SCCM Annual Congress
    • Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conferences (WPRC)
    • Milwaukee City Wide Monthly Residency Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Meeting and Vizient Annual Meeting
  3. Formal Presentations
    • SCCM abstract
    • WPRC abstract
    • Critical Care Pharmacy Grand Rounds
    • Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Critical Care Lecture at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    • Critical Care Nursing Class: Pharmacology Review (two)
    • Critical Care Journal Club (two)
    • Medication safety morbidity and mortality review (two)
  4. Pharmacy Staffing
    • Approximately seven weeks throughout the year (Monday - Friday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
    • Approximately 11 weekends throughout the year (Saturday - Sunday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • The resident is expected to attend all meetings (unless otherwise specified) that PGY1 residents are expected to attend (including but not limited to administrative and safety discussions, staff meetings, etc.)
  6. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date.
  7. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday - Friday)
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed