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PGY2 Dallas Critical Care Residency

A Word From Director Tamara Reiter

Thank you for your interest in the PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC). MDMC is one the largest and longest-standing hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

As a pharmacy resident at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, you will be a member of a department that prioritizes patient care. Our dedicated staff has an excellent rapport with physician, nursing, and other interdisciplinary team members and is highly committed to providing quality, evidence-based medication-related care for our patients. The purpose of our program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy and PGY1 education and training to produce clinical pharmacy specialists capable of providing advanced level care to critically ill adult patients and eligible to sit for board certification in critical care.

Our unique size and organizational structure make MDMC an ideal learning environment for pharmacy residents. Our 585 bed community teaching hospital offers specialized critical care services in three adult ICUs (medicine, surgery/trauma, and neurology) and provides comprehensive emergency services as a Level I Trauma center. Our residents are also given ample teaching opportunities through our affiliations with several colleges of pharmacy and our own PGY1 residency program.

We are excited to learn more about your interest in joining our team. After exploring our site, if you have any additional questions, or if you would like to arrange a tour of our facilities, please contact us.


Tamara Reiter, Pharm.D., BCCCP
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director


The ASHP-accredited PGY2 critical care residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC) produces graduates capable of practicing as clinical specialists in multiple areas of adult critical care including medicine, surgery/trauma, and neurology. Graduates will possess the ability to collaborate with other healthcare providers and hospital leadership to optimize safe and effective drug therapy in critically ill adults and be qualified for the board certification exam in critical care. MDMC is a community teaching hospital that provides opportunities to engage our residents in direct patient care, administration and project management activities, teaching, and research to produce clinical pharmacy specialists capable of an advanced level of practice.

General Information

The PGY2 critical care residency is a 12-month, clinical rotation based program. Resident rotation responsibilities include:

  • Active participation on daily interdisciplinary patient rounds
  • Providing evidence-based drug therapy recommendations
  • Monitoring and adjusting drug therapy
  • Providing pharmacokinetic consults
  • Educating the interdisciplinary team on drug therapy

Other responsibilities include:

  • Present 2 CE-quality seminars to physician groups
  • Complete a medication use evaluation
  • Complete and present a major research project at the ASHP Midyear Meeting and regional residency conference (ALCALDE)
  • Lead journal club and patient case presentations
  • Complete a critical-care focused drug monograph/class review for P&T
  • Assist with the education of P4 pharmacy students from several colleges of pharmacy and PGY1 residents at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Residents are also expected to be involved with various hospital committees including P&T, Critical Care Committee, and Antimicrobial Stewardship. There is an opportunity to attain a teaching certificate through the University of North Texas College of Pharmacy if not attained during PGY1 training. As a pharmacy resident, in addition to rotation responsibilities, you are afforded the opportunity to be a member of the hospital pharmacy staff and serve as a pharmacist in the department.

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Medical ICU
  • Surgery/Trauma ICU
  • Neuro ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Leadership and Management (longitudinal)
  • Critical Care Major Research Project (longitudinal)
  • Code Blue (longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy Practice (staffing) (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Solid Organ Transplant (liver and kidney)
  • ICU elective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Administration (focused)

Application Process

In order to be considered for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, you must complete each of the following steps:

  • Follow ASHP Resident Matching Program Instructions:
  • Utilizing the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) submit the following:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent
    • Three references (please have references complete the PhORCAS reference template)
    • An official copy of all college of pharmacy transcripts

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Graduation from an ASHP accredited PGY1 program
  • Eligibility for Texas licensure
  • Eligibility for employment by Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Participation in the residency matching program
  • On-site interview