This specialized residency in Critical Care is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the program is to develop a well-rounded critical care practitioner who can provide high-level clinical care in a variety of ICU settings and effectively share their knowledge and promote learning among students and other residents.

The focus of the residency program is clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary critical care team in surgical, neurological and medical ICU environments. The training is coordinated to allow the resident to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for the PGY2 Residency in Critical Care. Residents will develop skills in managing drug therapy for patients with multiple disease states in the critical care setting, educating students and residents, and participating in clinical research.

The Critical Care PGY2 residency program at Baptist Hospital is designed to train a pharmacist for a clinical specialist role in a critical care-centered practice setting such as medical, surgical, neuroscience and cardiac intensive care. Program graduates will possess necessary skills to function as an advanced practitioner in clinical and academic settings. Residents will have opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge into the provision of patient care of critically ill patients. Listed below are some of the unique features and patient care opportunities afforded at the practice site:

  • 24 hours/7 days a week in-house Intensivist Service with daily rounding with multi-disciplinary team. Pharmacists attend codes hospital wide and are part of the rapid response teams.
  • Dedicated Neuro ICU with employed Neuro Intensivists, Neuro Interventional Radiologists and Neurosurgery. The Joint Commission certified Baptist Hospital of Miami as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Dedicated Cardiothoracic ICU with employed Cardiothoracic Surgeons where complex hybrid surgeries are performed in conjunction with Interventional Cardiologist and Interventional Radiologists.
  • Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer alliance affords the resident many opportunities in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant.
  • Pediatric and Neonatology Intensive Care Units (Level II and Level III)
  • Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI): Leading vascular and cardiac research and clinical trials
  • Multi-hospital formulary management system through the BHSF Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Our program’s vision is to prepare the resident to be a fully integrated member of the interdisciplinary critical care team as a highly specialized clinician/educator and to provide him/her with the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system. The program will empower the graduate with competencies that enable attainment of board certification in Critical Care.

Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33005

Program Size


Heidi Clarke, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Program Director Heidi Clarke, Pharm.D., BCCCP 786-596-5667 Biography
  • 100%

    pass rate for the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty (BPS) certification examination
  • 2007

    acquired ASHP Accreditation
  • 99%

    of graduates retained in positions throughout Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital

The flagship facility of Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida since its founding in 1960 and is today one of America’s most preferred medical centers. With more than 900 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 12 hospitals. Three Centers of Excellence are housed on the campus: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region) and Miami Neuroscience Institute. Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. It is also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval for consistently meeting high national standards of stroke care.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Program Eligibility

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (certificate required)
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license

Application Requirements

Prospective residents are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
  • Personal statement of intent
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline


Block Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Introduction to Critical Care I
Neuro Critical Care
Advanced Critical Care
Pharmacy Operations

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Pharmacy Operations
Pharmacy Practice
Teaching Certificate (if applicable)

Elective Experiences

Our program offers multiple elective rotation experiences including:
Advanced Emergency Medicine
Bone Marrow Transplant
Clinical Coordinator and Quality Assurance
Infectious Diseases
Management Pharmacy Administration

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