PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The Division of Pharmacy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a one-year PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency program. MD Anderson has 600+ inpatient beds, including 52 ICU beds with provision of care by full-time intensivists, acute care mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacy specialists, and other critical care personnel. The residency program is heavily weighted in direct patient care and designed to facilitate development of clinical expertise and competence in critical care pharmacotherapeutics. The residency learning experiences include both core rotations as well as elective time that will be tailored to the interests and career goals of the resident. Through these experiences as well as research, publication, and precepting opportunities, the resident will develop the skills necessary to become a successful and comprehensive Critical Care clinical pharmacy specialist. Under the direction of Jeff Bruno, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCPS, and the clinical pharmacy staff of MDACC, the resident will:

  • Provide comprehensive, evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic care as a member of the following teams:
    • Medical Critical Care
    • Surgical Critical Care
    • Cardiovascular Critical Care
    • Infectious Diseases Critical Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Nutrition Support
  • Conduct clinical research and develop professional writing skills for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Participate in the provision of Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support as a member of the Code Blue Team
  • Precept and mentor PharmD students during clinical clerkship; educate pharmacy, nursing and medical staff
  • Provide didactic lectures to pharmacy students at The University of Houston, College of Pharmacy (on campus)

Program Director

Jeff Bruno, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency
Division of Pharmacy
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. - Unit 90
Houston, TX 77030-4009

Telephone: 713-792-0251


Required: Pharm.D. degree; completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency; licensure in the state of Texas.

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Critical Care Resident Responsibilities

Residency Overview

Application Information

Applications must be submitted by December 31. Please contact the program director prior to starting the application process.

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Pharmacy Student Externship Program

Pharmacy students at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University are invited to apply to our new externship program

To apply, email your Curriculum Vitae, one to two letters of recommendation and a one-page letter of intent to the externship program coordinator by April 29, 2016.