Learning experiences

Core Rotations 
  • Cardiovascular Surgery ICU*
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Medical ICU*
  • Surgery & Liver ICU
  • Neurosurgery ICU
  • Research and Management*
    *2 month rotations

Elective Rotations
Two elective rotations may be selected.  Electives may include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Academia, Neonatal/Pediatric ICU, Neuro Trauma ICU, Nutrition, and Shock Trauma ICU are external rotations and subject to availability. 


Residents may also repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest.


Administrative Responsibilities
The resident will participate in the department’s continuous quality assurance programs. The resident also participates in recruitment for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program.


  • Clinical staffing every third weekend in the ICU setting and one weekday evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period. 
  • Resident will work two holidays
  • In December, the resident will provide 40 hours of traditional pharmacy staffing in the ICU satellite pharmacy while identifying a process improvement project.  
  • Resident will serve as the code blue primary pharmacy responder. 

Presentation Opportunities

  • Poster presentation at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Platform presentation at the Texas Medical Center Critical Care Research Forum
  • One hour ACPE-accredited continuing education program


  • 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 quality improvement project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation. One writing assignment for publication, in addition to the major project, will be completed within the residency year.
  • The resident will complete a process improvement project.

Required Meetings/Conferences:
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Texas Chapter Symposium
  • Texas Medical Center Critical Care Research Forum