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Pharmacy Residents 2016

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

The specialized residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospital is designed provide the resident with immersive emergency medicine training in a fast-paced academic Level I Trauma Center. The strong support of pharmacy services in the ED 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.'

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Rotations

Required 4-week Rotations

  • Orientation (mixed general hospital and specific ED orientation)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 months)
  • Emergency Medicine Precepting
  • Critical Care (either in Medical/Cardiac,Trauma/Surgical, or Neuroscience ICU)
  • Pediatric Critical Care (Pediatric ICU/Pediatric ED)
  • Toxicology

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Research (research project with a publication-ready manuscript)

Possible Elective Rotations

  • Academia
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Antithrombosis
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine Precepting II
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical/Cardiac ICU
  • Neuroscience ICU
  • Nephrology
  • Trauma/Surgical/Burn ICU

Additional Residency Experiences

  • 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

Applications Process

  • 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 who can attest to your practice abilities.
  • An on-site interview is required.

Application Deadline: January 3, 2018


  • 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

Preeyaporn Sarangarm, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Residency Program Director
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
UNM Hospitals Pharmacy Administration
2211 Lomas Blvd NE 
Albuquerque NM 87106
Phone 505.925.7911
Fax 505.272.2037