Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Residency Requirements

PGY2 Critical Care Medicine Residency Requirements

Core Rotations: Coronary Care Unit, Medical ICU, Cardiovascular Surgery ICU, General Surgery ICU, Neurosurgery ICU and Research/Management.

Elective Rotations:

  • 2 elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following: Neonatal ICU, Shock and Trauma ICU, Burn Unit, Emergency Department, Endocrinology, Renal Diseases and Academia. Residents may also repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest.

Monthly Requirements:

Formal case, guideline, disease state overview or journal club presentation to the ICU clinical pharmacy staff.


  • Participate in recruitment for next year's pharmacy practice residents.
  • Present at the following hospital committee meetings: Medication Usage and Formulary Evaluation, Medication Outcomes Management, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Develop or revise an ICU-related Policy and Procedure

Clinical coverage:

  • PGY2 residents provide ICU clinical coverage every third weekend with additional responsibilities as part of clinical specialist on-call program beginning in November.
  • Residents must work two holidays.


  • Each resident is expected to plan, design, and complete a major research project with the guidance of a preceptor. Results are presented at the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference and/or the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • Each resident is required to complete one continuous quality improvement evaluation on an existing clinical pharmacy program.

Meetings/Conferences Attended:

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Society of Critical Care Medicine Meeting, and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference