Renown Regional Medical Center’s PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Candidate residency program designed to provide a comprehensive experience in the fast-paced environment of Emergency Medicine and encompass a wide range of diseases and disorders from ambulatory care to critical care. Throughout the year, the resident will gain valuable clinical, leadership and research skills through a variety of learning experiences. Clinical expertise will be achieved through learning experiences in multiple Emergency Department settings (large tertiary hospital, small community hospital and Children’s Emergency Departments), critical care areas (medical, trauma/surgical and cardiac), pediatrics, toxicology and in partnering with pre-hospital services. Residents will serve as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and PharmD students during Emergency Medicine rotations. Research and leadership skills will be developed through the completion of a longitudinal research project and through an Emergency Department leadership experience. The resident will also gain experience in developing pharmacy services in an Emergency Department and to develop and monitor quality and stewardship initiatives.

Graduates of the residency program are prepared for competitive Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacist and Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacy specialist positions in Emergency Departments of all sizes and with various levels of pharmacy services.

Required rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine (Regional)
  • Pediatrics/Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
  • Toxicology
  • Emergency Medicine (South Meadows)
  • Pre-hospital/Emergency Medicine longitudinal experience
  • Leadership longitudinal experience
  • Major research project longitudinal experience

Elective rotations:

  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Infectious diseases/Antimicrobial stewardship

Travel and Meetings:

Expenses will be paid for the resident to attend Western States Conference and another meeting of their choice. Options include but are not limited to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ACEP annual meeting, and SCCM annual meeting.

Preceptors:

Heather Townsend, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Learning Experience(s): Emergency Medicine (Regional, South Meadows, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine), Toxicology, ED Leadership, Pre-hospital/Emergency Preparedness

Kate Ward, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Learning Experience(s): Orientation

Carol Vollmer-Johnson, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS
Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
Learning Experience(s): Pediatrics/Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Josie Kelley, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experience(s): Medical Critical Care

Tiffany Kliewer, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experience(s): Medical Critical Care

Zack Marcus, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Learning Experience(s): Trauma Critical Care

Mike Thuyns, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
Learning Experience(s): Cardiac Critical Care

Nikki Noroian, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experience(s): Cardiac Critical Care

Jessica Thompson, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Learning Experience(s): Infectious Diseases

Adam Porath, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Learning Experience(s): Ambulatory Care