Critical Care Specialty Residency Resident Activities

Activities while on the unit will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Rounding with the critical care team daily
  • Patient monitoring/problem solving
  • Investigation of medication error reports and adverse drug reactions
  • Drug information and literature searches
  • Attending codes
  • Team-related projects
  • Communication and interaction with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and dietitians
  • Contributing as a member of the critical care team

Other activities include:

  • Assist in the development of guidelines and protocols
  • Attend Pulmonary/Critical Care grand rounds, journal clubs and conferences
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support training
  • Opportunities to interact with residents in PGY2 – ID, transplant, emergency medicine and oncology, PGY1 – pharmacy, and PGY1 and PGY2 – hospital pharmacy administration

Travel opportunities include:

  • Support to attend the either the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or the Society of Critical Care Medicine Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Spring visit to other health systems and residency programs
  • Support to attend other meetings in Wisconsin

Projects include a major research project suitable for publication presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents may also present at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference. It may also be presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or at another clinical meeting.




Adult Acute Care Required Rotations

  • Medicine Critical Care
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Nutrition
  • Neurosciences ICU
  • Cardiac Medicine ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

Acute Care Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Disease consults
  • Renal consults
  • Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Others based on resident interest

Education and Teaching Opportunities



Presentation Opportunities

  • Pharmacy grand rounds
  • Pharmacy and nursing in-services
  • Trauma conference (trauma surgeons and residents)
  • Leadership of journal club discussions
  • Resident Report

Teaching Opportunities

  • Teaching assistant for critical care elective class at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Co-preceptorship of fourth-year students on elective clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Help precept pharmacy residents on elective rotation
  • Didactic lecturing at School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching certificate program for residents through the School of Pharmacy