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Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy program was established in 2015. The program has been registered as Pre-Candidate status by ASHP; it will undergo ASHP accreditation in September 2017. This PGY2 program has a strong emphasis in the care of patients in the emergency department and critical care settings, as well as academic pharmacy practice including teaching and research. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, located in Aurora, Colorado, is a major integrated academic health sciences center that includes the University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado’s Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Dental Medicine. The Anschutz Medical Campus is a state-of-the-art academic center that has a complete compliment of educational and clinical enterprises.

The primary practice site for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine program is the University of Colorado Hospital, with additional sites at affiliated hospitals within the Denver metro area. The program is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in emergency medicine and critical care pharmacotherapy. The program is individualized to meet the needs and interests of the resident. This program allows for multidisciplinary learning through the utilization of an ED/critical care simulation lab, resident quality and safety conferences, and collaboration with our well established critical care pharmacotherapy group. Ample opportunities for didactic and experiential teaching exist in the pharmacy and medical schools on campus, including precepting clerkship rotations for PharmD students and PGY1 residents. This program focuses on enhancing clinical skills and preparing the resident to practice in an academic or community emergency medicine setting. A research project is required for successful completion of the residency; residents will be involved with selection of specific research projects according to clinical interests. An administrative project is also required and will be completed working in conjunction with the emergency department administrative fellow and other emergency department personnel. Residents should expect to gain experience in teaching, medical writing and publishing.

For more information: PGY2 UCD Emergency Medicine Residency Information​

The residency program director is:

Gabrielle Jacknin, PharmD
Clinical Specialist and Lead Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Department of Pharmacy, Emergency Medicine
Mail Stop F757, Leprino Building
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
ph: 720-848-4186