The Emergency Medicine (EM) post graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency was established in 2015 with strong emphasis in critical emergency care as well as research and teaching. The primary practice site for the PGY2 in EM is the University of Colorado Hospital (UChealth). UCHealth is the leading academic medical center in Colorado and shares its physical footprint with the University of Colorado medical campus (Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Dental Medicine) as well as the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
Our program is uniquely designed to keep the EM pharmacy resident in the emergency department for at least 75% of the rotations. Upon completion of the program, our resident will be competent in emergency care pharmacy, teaching to all different disciplines that intersect with the emergency department, and design and complete a research project suitable to begin a career with a strong emphasis in research. The program is incredibly flexible and each year is designed to meet the individual needs of the resident.
Our program partners with the Denver Health Emergency Medicine physician residency to facilitate weekly education through case conferences and didactic education specific to emergency medicine. This weekly meeting preserves a full day for the resident to focus completely on learning and research. We believe that research happens in a longitudinal fashion and thereby longitudinal time is protected for the resident to work on their project. Our site has access to large cohorts of data and statisticians that make our research projects robust. We have adopted the “flipped” model for research and this model combined with the large data cohorts allows the resident to have a full appreciation for the full research process.
John was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. He received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University. Following pharmacy school, John completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. His professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious diseases, toxicology, and student development. Outside of work, John enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with his crazy kitten (Dennis), trialing new pizza places, and sleeping in on weekends.
We will be conducting short interviews the week of December 7th. We have a limited amount of slots available so the request to interview does not guarantee an interview. You will receive an email back with a signup genius with available times and a subsequent calendar invite as a confirmation of your interview.