Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Established in 1996, our post graduate year two (PGY2) critical care pharmacy residency is an ASHP-accredited program that trains residents to care for critically ill patients. We also have a strong emphasis in academic pharmacy practice, including teaching and research.

Our program is operated on the state-of-the-art University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The campus, a complete complement of educational and clinical enterprises, is a major integrated academic health sciences center that includes Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Dental Medicine.

The longitudinal practice site is the University of Colorado Hospital, with additional sites at affiliated hospitals within the Denver metro area.

Applications are due via ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) no later than January 1st, 2022

Current Resident


Emily Dorgan, PharmD

Emily Dorgan grew up on the southwest side of Chicago. She earned her B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From there she and her dog, Blue, headed to the mountains to pursue a Pharm.D. at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy. She is elated to continue her pharmacy journey as a PGY2 Critical Care resident at UCH after completing her PGY1 residency and internship here. Her professional interests include caring for the critically ill, being a part of the code and rapid response team, ID, as well as global/public health. Being in Denver has made it easy for Emily to pursue some new hobbies like winter skiing, road biking, and hiking. She has also rediscovered some old hobbies like golf and rollerblading. Outside of the hospital you can find Emily exploring new restaurants and spending quality time with her dog.

Program Directors


Scott Mueller PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

Critical Care PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Director
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-6470

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Second Floor Room 1220

Aurora, CO 80045

Clinical Service:

Dr. Mueller provides bedside clinical pharmacy services for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Colorado Hospital. He remains involved in antimicrobial stewardship and serves as an ad hoc consultant for advanced pharmacotherapy conundrums regionally.

Research Interests:

My research interests include: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial agents, microbial resistance, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, sedation, and critical care pharmacology. Most recently I’ve researched immune responsiveness in various critically ill populations.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy 2007
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2007-08
  • Critical Care Residency, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO 2008-09
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) 2009
  • Fellowship in Critical Care/Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO 2009-2011
  • Certificate in Public Health Sciences, University of Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO 2011
  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) 2015


  • 2021 Awards to Direct Mentee: SCCM Star Research and SCCM In-Training Research (Novak AR)
  • 2020 ASHP Student Literature Award to Mentee Powell (Reynolds PM and Mueller SW as co-mentors)
  • 2020 Fellow of American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2019-2020 Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Teaching Award (Department of Anesthesia)
  • 2019 ACCP Critical Care PRN Educator of the Year Award
  • 2018 President’s Teaching Award, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • 2017 Fellow of American College of Critical Care Medicine (February 2018)
  • 2016 Research Honors Awarded to Direct Mentees (Detry J and Van Matre E)
  • 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • 2014-2017 Thrice Recognized Honorable Mention Excellence in Precepting Award
  • 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award (P3 class), University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • 2014 New Investigator Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2014 Innovations in Teaching, Honorable Mention, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2013-2014 University of Colorado Hospital Residency Preceptor of the Year
  • 2012-2013 Research Honors Awarded to Direct Mentees (Mueller SW as primary mentor)
    • SCCM Research Citation Finalist 2013
    • Twice Honorable Mention- top research posters: University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus 27th annual student research forum. December 11th, 2012
  • 2012 Institutional Preceptor of the Year, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy

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