Curriculum

Core Rotations:
Core rotations include coronary care unit, medical intensive care unit (ICU), cardiovascular surgery ICU, general surgery and liver ICU, neurosurgery ICU and research/management

Elective Rotations:
Two elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following: academia, neonatal ICU, neuro trauma ICU, nutrition and shock trauma. Residents may also repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest.

Administration
  • Participate in recruitment of next year's critical care pharmacy residents
  • Develop or revise an ICU-related policy and procedure  

Clinical Coverage:
  • PGY2 residents provide clinical coverage every third weekend and participate as the lead pharmacy responder to code blue events on an average of one week monthly. ICU satellite staffing coverage is provided as a 40 hour commitment in December. 
  • Residents must work two holidays

Projects:
  • The resident will complete a major research project with the guidance of a preceptor.  The manuscript from this project must be in publishable form by the end of the residency year.  The resident will also plan and design a major research project  for the next year’s residency class in collaboration with a preceptor. 
  • A minor project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation or Continuous Quality Improvement project.  One writing assignment for publication, in addition to the major project, will be completed within the residency year.

Required Meetings/Conferences:
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
 
For Additional Information
Michael Sirimaturos, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Tel: 713.441.3717
Email: mwsirimaturos@houstonmethodist.org