PGY2 Emergency Medicine


The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residency is designed to advance a practitioner's skills in emergency medicine, critical care, and toxicology. The program is designed to train selected, highly motivated, and highly qualified pharmacists so that they are prepared for an emergency medicine position in an acute care facility and/or an advanced fellowship in an area of emergency medicine, toxicology or research.

Number of Positions: 1

About the Program: 

The program emphasizes clinical practice and consists of ten months of core (required) learning experiences in specific aspects of emergency medicine pharmacy and two months for elective opportunities. The resident will also work closely with physicians from our emergency medicine residency training program. 

Learning Experiences
  • Emergency Medicine (5 months)
  • ICU (3 months - Medical, Pediatric, Surgical/Trauma, or Cardiovascular)
  • Toxicology (1 month)
  • EMS activities (1 month)
  • ICU (Medical, Surgical/Trauma, Cardiothoracic, Pediatric)
  • Academia
  • Resident Research Project
  • Weekend Clinical Staffing
  • Twice weekly article reviews (Erstad Hour)
Clinical Responsibilities: 

A complete list of activities will be discussed with the resident; such activities will include rounding with various multidisciplinary teams, meeting regularly with the resident's preceptor, attending and possibly presenting at pharmacy or other health professional meetings, assisting the preceptor with the training of residents, participating in pharmacy activities that cross specialty practice, providing written recommendations in the progress note section of patient's charts, and providing formal consultations.

The resident is also responsible for attending weekly clinical pharmacy conferences and providing an evaluation of each learning experience, preceptor, and self-evaluation based on residency goals and objectives. The resident may be assigned activities in the inpatient pharmacy. It also is expected that any circumstances that inhibit the ability of the resident to meet the objectives of the residency will immediately be brought to the attention of the residency preceptor.

Academic Responsibilities: 

Academic responsibilities will include assisting in training pharmacy students during clerkship rotations and participating in clinical faculty research as opportunities become available.

The resident will complete at least one research project pertinent to emergency medicine pharmacotherapy during his/her tenure at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. The project will be approved by the residency program director/preceptor before research is initiated. The results will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors or another conference at the discretion of the residency program director. After completion of data collection, the resident will be responsible for submitting a manuscript of such quality that it is suitable for submission for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The resident may also be offered opportunities to co-author case reports and review articles with the residency program director and/or other faculty members, depending on the resident's long-term goals and availability.

Additionally, the resident has the option to participate in the longitudinal Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program.

Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities: 

Residents are required to participate in the emergency medicine and ICU clinical staffing service on a rotating basis every third week (on average).

Benefits and Financial Provisions: 

The salaries for these programs are competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. Residents are entitled to all benefits provided to full time University appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings.

Salary: $51,659

Application Process: 

The applicant for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency should have graduated from a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program and completed a clinically oriented PGY1 residency in pharmacy before beginning his/her PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency.

The University of Arizona Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by JANUARY 2nd:

• Letter of Intent
• Curriculum Vitae
• Pharmacy School Transcripts
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

ASHP Code: 81003
NMS Match Code: 625469

On-site interviews for invited applications will occur in February.

Contact Information: 

For additional information about the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

Daniel Jarrell, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Pharmacy Services
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 694-6127