Critical Care Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the Michigan Medicine is recruiting applicants for a one-year PGY2 Residency in Critical Care. 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).

Recruitment Information 2021-2022

  • In light of the pandemic and the subsequent obstacles to travel and the traditional recruiting process, this year our approach will be virtual:
  • In place of PPS, we will be holding 30 minute Zoom interviews between 1-5 pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 2 through Friday, December 4.
    •  If you are interested in one of those spots to discuss the program with the Residency Program Director and current PGY2 Critical Care resident, please send an email indicating your interest and CV to We will do our best to accommodate as many candidates as we can!
  1. The application deadline for the program is January 1, 2021.
  2. After reviewing the applications, we will conduct full interviews on Zoom for selected candidates.
  3. Follow all the pharmacy residency programs on Instagram @umichrxresidency for updates!

Required Rotations

Cardiology Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Nutrition Support, Surgical Intensive Care, Trauma/Burn Surgery, Emergency Department, Neurocritical Care, Research

Elective Rotations

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, Neonatal Intensive Care, Solid Organ Transplant Surgery, Acute Pain Service, Post-ICU Clinic, and more


The resident will receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and will provide didactic, case-based or TBL-based instruction. Experience in rotation-related precepting and teaching of PharmD students and PGY1 residents is available. In addition, the critical care resident will gain experience in didactic teaching of the third-year Pharm.D. students at the College of Pharmacy through a lecture in the Introduction to Critical Care Elective. The opportunity to complete a teaching certificate through the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is also available.

Research and Publications

Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the end of the residency. The resident will participate in the development and implementation of a research study protocol that is relevant to critical care. Experience in protocol writing, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation and publication will be provided. The resident will also participate in the Residency Research Series.

A second project worthy of publication, including either a review article or secondary research project, will also be completed by the resident. Further development of writing and presentation skills is fostered through the writing of research papers and review articles, providing on-site professional verbal presentations and written communications to healthcare professionals, and presentations to Pharmacy and other healthcare professionals at local, regional, and national meetings.

Professional Service Opportunities

Opportunity to become involved on a professional committee (local, state or national)

Core Topic Presentations

The resident will complete 4-5 major topic presentations and several journal clubs to the critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine preceptors groups. Other major topic presentations will be done in collaboration with the PGY2 Cardiology and Emergency Medicine pharmacy residents.

Operational Responsibilities (Staffing)

  • Up to 15 weekends per year: Mix of pharmacokinetics, nutrition support and anticoagulation (2/3 of weekends) and ED staffing (1/3 of weekends)
  • Required to work one major and one minor holiday block
  • Code pager coverage
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications offered
  • Clinical on-call coverage


  • Danielle Burghardt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
  • Angie Clark, PharmD, BCPS
  • Melissa Pleva, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP
  • David Hensler, PharmD, BCCP
  • Kristen Pogue, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-CV)
  • Mike Kraft, PharmD, BCNSP
  • Jim Miller, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Nicholas Farina, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Simona Butler, PharmD, BCPS
  • Sarah Adie, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Rima Mohammad, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
  • Michael Kenes, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS 


Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy residency. 

For more information please contact:

James T. Miller, PharmD, BCCCP
Residency Program Director - PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgical Critical Care
College of Pharmacy Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Office: 734.936.8208      

Michigan Medicine | University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
1111 E. Catherine St. | Victor Vaughan Bldg., Rm 301 | Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054    


  Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.