PGY2 Critical Care

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs 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.

Additional Program Description

Thank you for your interest in the PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at UNC Medical Center. We are excited that you are considering joining the UNC family, as well as our long and rich tradition of residency training and critical care practice.

Our program strives to develop well-rounded clinicians, with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to define excellence in critical care pharmacy. Our goal is to provide you with the experiences necessary to practice critical care clinical pharmacy at the highest possible level; to be a leader in the profession, the community, and your practice setting; and to be a teacher and mentor that inspires and empowers the next generation of pharmacists.

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Brian Murray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, Medicine ICU
Program Director, Critical Care
Education Coordinator, Residency Programs
UNC Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

For more information, contact:

Brian Murray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Stacy Campbell-Bright, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, Critical Care Specialty Residency
Clinical Specialist, Medicine Intensive Care Unit