Pharmacy Residency Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program

Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program

Rapid City Hospital has two PGY2 residency programs: oncology and critical care. Each program accepts one student who begins every June. Residents are full-time and benefit-eligible. Residents will conduct and present research as well as have an opportunity to receive a teaching certificate through South Dakota State University and a leadership certificate. Preceptors tailor the program to meet residents’ individual goals.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy 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.

Required competency areas, and their associated goals and objectives, include:

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Oncology Investigational Drugs (oncology program only)

 

For additional information about Oncology, please contact Jan Lowe, PharmD, BCOP, Cancer Care Institute Pharmacy Supervisor and PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director at (605) 755-2528 or jlowe@regionalhealth.org.

For additional information about Critical Care, please contact John Kappes, PharmD, BCCCP, Associate Professor/Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director at (605) 755-8545 or jkappes@regionalhealth.org.

How to Apply

All resident positions are offered through the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Applications are accepted from November through January, and applicants are selected for onsite interviews in February. Interested candidates should apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.

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Areas of Practice

Oncology

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month program providing advanced training in oncology with a focus on adult oncology patients. The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident is involved in all phases of management of oncology and hematology patients from Regional Health’s John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute, along with Rapid City Hospital’s inpatient oncology service. The pharmacy team is imbedded in our multidisciplinary oncology program and provides compassionate, evidenced-based, progressive and integrated oncology and hematology care and is accountable for optimal drug therapy outcomes of cancer patients throughout the continuum of care.

Residents will complete the following required experiences:

Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Medical Oncology
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Palliative Care/Hospice
  • Oncology Practice Management

 

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Staffing
  • Research and Investigational Drug Service
  • Hematology and Transplant
  • Research Project
  • Teaching and Precepting

 

Elective rotations may include:

  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Infectious Disease
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Leadership Development Series
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety
  • Teaching Certificate

 

For additional information, please contact Jan Lowe, PharmD, BCOP, Cancer Care Institute Pharmacy Supervisor and PGY2 Residency Program Director at (605) 755-2528 or jlowe@regionalhealth.org.

Critical Care

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Rapid City Hospital is a 12-month program providing advanced training in the care of critically ill adult patients. Rapid City Hospital includes four intensive care units that make up 33 ICU beds: Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CCU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and Transitional Intensive Care Unit (TICU). Patient demographics vary considerably and may include cardiology patients (acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, arrhythmias, etc.), critically ill medical patients (respiratory failure, acute and chronic kidney injury, overdoses, sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeds, and acute and chronic liver failure, etc.) and surgical patients (trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular, and neurosurgical). Each unit is a closed unit that has three intensivists each day. The resident will work closely with this group of providers.

Residents will complete the following required experiences:

Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care 1 – Medical ICU
  • Critical Care 2 – Cardiovascular ICU
  • Critical Care 3 – Pulmonary ICU
  • Critical Care 4 – Neuro/Surgical ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

 

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Drug information / Journal Club
  • Project/Research
  • Soft Skills
  • Staffing

 

Elective rotations may include:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Mediation Safety
  • Nephrology
  • NICU/PICU
  • Nutrition
  • Teaching Certificate

 

For additional information, please contact John Kappes, PharmD, BCCCP, Associate Professor/Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist and PGY2 Residency Program Director at (605) 755-8545 or jkappes@regionalhealth.org.

About our Pharmacy

The department is composed of more than 100 pharmacy caregivers including 30 inpatient pharmacists.

Contact Us

For Oncology, please contact Jan Lowe, PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director at (605) 755-2528 or jlowe@regionalhealth.org.

For Critical Care, please contact John Kappes, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director at (605) 755-8545 or jkappes@regionalhealth.org.