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Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a Level 1 Trauma Center (Adult and Pediatric), Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Comprehensive Cardiac Center, receiving 80,000+ annual visits. The emergency department comprises of 66 adult treatment rooms (8 trauma resuscitation bays) and 17 pediatric treatment rooms. Clinical pharmacists at Stanford Health Care cover all acute patient care areas. The emergency department is staffed by an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist 24 hours/7 days a week.
The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine (EM) Pharmacy Residency Program at SHC provides specialized, practical pharmacy training in diverse emergency medicine settings that builds on skills gained from a PGY-1 general practice residency. Our goal is to train highly qualified and motivated new practitioners as they develop into the medication experts of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team. This program will prepare the resident to practice evidence-based medicine and be able to make sound decisions for the large variety of cases that present in the emergency department.
In addition to clinical practice experiences, the PGY-2 EM resident will have the opportunity to participate in academic activities, which include an optional teaching certificate, precepting pharmacy residents/students, and providing didactic lectures to the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The resident will also conduct a research project and engage in leadership development.
The SHC PGY-2 EM Residency Program is currently undergoing the accreditation process by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). One applicant is accepted per year.
Residency Contact Information
Residency Program Director: Brian Dang, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Stanford Health Care
Department of Pharmacy
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H0301
Stanford, CA 94305-5616
The goal of the PGY-2 EM Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide residents with challenging learning experiences and training to prepare them to become a competent and confident emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will:
Provide optimal clinical care to emergent, life, or limb threatening conditions
Function as an effective member of the health care team
Educate health care professionals, students, patients, and the community about effective and safe medication use
Develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate time management and problem-solving skills
Become a leader within the pharmacy profession
The Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency is currently undergoing the accreditation process by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program follows the ASHP Residency Program Design and Conduct (RPDC) and its goals and learning objectives are consistent with standards developed by ASHP.
Orientation/Training (1-2 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (20 weeks)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Toxicology* (6 weeks)
Medical Intensive Care (MICU) (4 weeks)
Surgical Intensive Care (SICU) (4 weeks)
Pre-hospital/Research (4 weeks)
Elective Rotation (4 weeks each)
Neurological Intensive Care (NICU)
Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU)
Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)*
Critical Care – Burn*
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
* Off-site. A maximum of one off-site rotation will be permitted.
Conduct a longitudinal research project and write a research manuscript
Present a research project at the Western States Conference and/or a national annual meeting
Participate in teaching activities with PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students
Teaching certificate program (optional)
Prepare and present a drug monograph and/or medication use evaluation for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Present a continuing education lecture to pharmacy staff
Attend emergency medicine-related committee meetings and teaching sessions
Prepare and present monthly journal clubs
Administrative and practice management
Staff a minimum of 16 hours a month in the emergency department
Compensation and Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $81,000 with full benefits, including an excellent health care benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy or emergency medicine conferences such as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, American College of Emergency Physicians meeting in October, and the Western States Residency meeting in May.
Completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program
Participate in an on-site interview at Stanford Health Care
Obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of California before October 1st
Carina earned her Bachelor of Science in BioHealth Sciences from Oregon State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Loma Linda University. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Stanford Health Care. Her professional interests within emergency medicine include trauma, toxicology, and disaster response. In her free time, Carina enjoys brewing craft coffee, hiking, and spending time with her poodle, Joey.