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PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency


The specialized residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospital is designed to provide the resident with immersive emergency medicine training in a fast-paced, academic, Level I Trauma Center. The strong support of pharmacy services by the Department of Emergency Medicine, in addition to the close association the program maintains with the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, affords the resident the opportunity train in a unique multidisciplinary environment. The goals, objectives, and evaluation processes are consistent with those established by ASHP for PGY2 Emergency Medicine residencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to provide advanced levels of pharmaceutical care as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist.  Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Brochure.


  • Staffing 1 weekend/month in a critical care area
  • Volunteer faculty appointment at the>University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
  • Didactic lectures
  • Student precepting
  • Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS Certification
  • Statistics for Pharmacy Residents
  • Physical Assessment Certificate Program (optional)
  • Resident Retreats

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Rotations

Required 4-week Rotations

  • Orientation (mixed general hospital and specific ED orientation)
  • Emergency Medicine (6 months)
  • Critical Care (either in Medical/Cardiac,Trauma/Surgical, or Neuroscience ICU)
  • Pediatric Critical Care (Pediatric ICU/Pediatric ED)
  • Clinical Toxicology

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Research (research project with a publication ready manuscript)
  • Emergency Medical Services Consortium/Disaster Medicine

Possible Elective Rotations

  • Academia
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology

Teaching Opportunities at the UNM College of Pharmacy

  • Volunteer faculty appointment at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
  • Didactic lectures
  • Student precepting
  • Teaching Certificate Program (optional)

  • Residency applicants must:
    • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy.
    • Have completed a PGY1 residency
    • Be eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure.
  • Applicants must provide: 
    • A letter of intent stating interests and goals, specific to the PGY-2 residency
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • College/School of Pharmacy transcripts
    • Three recommendations from health care professionals (in addition to the PhORCAS standard reference form) who can attest to your practice abilities.
  • An on-site interview is required.

Application Deadline: January 6, 2016


  • Salary: $46,342.40
  • Vacation: 10 days
  • Professional Leave: up to 10 working days
  • Holidays: 9 days
  • Health Insurance
  • Attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and either Western States Residency Conference OR Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting (travel and registration provided)

Contact Information

Shannon Rankin, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
UNM Hospitals Pharmacy Administration
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
Phone 505.272.2035
Fax 505.272.2037