The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Valleywise Health is a 12-month post-graduate residency program. PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residents will receive training in the management of medical emergencies for a variety of disease states encountered in the critical care setting. They will be responsible for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as part of an interdisciplinary health care team through active participation in the development of and monitoring of patient’s therapeutic regimens. The pharmacy resident will expand the skills learned during their PGY1 Pharmacy Residency experience in written and verbal communication and in educating health care professionals, patients, and students on drug-related topics.
A broad range of clinical pharmacy services are provided within VHMC including emergency medicine, trauma, pediatric and adult critical care, burn care, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, neonatology, and infectious diseases. The pharmacy resident serves as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team and will be committed to optimizing patient medication outcomes in a number of these care areas.
Valleywise Health provides services to over 70,000 culturally diverse members of Maricopa County. Within the health system, the Department of Pharmacy provides services to a 325-bed full-service teaching hospital (Valleywise Health Medical Center), 289 acute care psychiatric beds (Valleywise Behavioral Health Centers in Mesa, Phoenix, and Maryvale), 30 bed Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department (Valleywise Health Maryvale Emergency), and twelve outpatient clinics. The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice Residency offered by Valleywise Health is focused on adult and pediatric emergency medicine, trauma care, and burn care at Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC).
VHMC has a 40 bed Adult ER with 50,000 visits per year, a 17 bed Pediatric ER with 29,000 visits per year and sees over 1,800 trauma visits per year. Valleywise Health Maryvale Emergency facility has 26 adult beds and 4 pediatric beds. Valleywise Health Medical Center is also home to the 2nd largest burn center in the United States.