University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is a 650-bed tertiary academic medical center with level 1 trauma status located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The hospital serves as a major referral site for patients and institutions throughout the Rocky Mountain region. This PGY2 program is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in emergency medicine pharmacotherapy. The program is individualized to meet the needs and interests of the resident. This program allows for multidisciplinary learning through the utilization of resident quality and safety conferences, didactic teaching for medical residents, pharmacists, and nurses, and participating in complex decision making as part of the bedside team. 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. Residents should expect to gain experience in teaching, medical writing and publishing.
Major training sites are the main emergency department at UCH, emergency department at Denver Health Medical Center (a level 1 trauma center for the City and County of Denver and major university-affiliated teaching site), pediatric emergency department at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and medical and surgical intensive care units at UCH and Denver Health. Rotations are scheduled in 4 week blocks. Required rotations include: 5 months of University Hospital ED, 1 month of Denver Health ED, and 1 month each of pediatric ED, and medical ICU. Possible elective rotations include: additional EM and/or ICU months, surgical ICU, toxicology at Rocky Mountain Poison Center, cardiology/CCU, research, and others. Completion of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate program is required if completion of a similar program has not already been accomplished during PGY1 program. There is also a research certificate and leadership program available to all residents.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program, completion of a PGY1 residency, and eligibility for pharmacist licensure in Colorado are required for this PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency. Additional information regarding this residency program can be found at:
graduation from an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program; PGY1 residency; licensure in Colorado
About Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.