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The Cooper University Health Care PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency program is a one year specialty residency that expands upon knowledge obtained from a Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy practice experience to provide specialized training in emergency medicine. This program offers residents opportunities to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to develop and optimize patient care plans as well as develop skill sets to handle acute management of critically ill patients. Residents will learn to think critically, develop important time management skills and possess competencies that will allow them to function successfully as clinical pharmacists.
Residents at Cooper will rotate through several core experiences including emergency medicine, critical care, pediatrics, infectious disease and trauma. Cooper residents will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the addiction medicine team and toxicology consult service. Uniquely, they will also contribute to free open access medical education (FOAMed), through several web based platforms.
About Camden, New Jersey and the Surrounding Area
Cooper residents are exposed to a geographically and culturally diverse patient population. Physically located in Camden and a quick train ride away from Philadelphia, Cooper provides care to a large inner-city patient population. As the premier tertiary care center for southern New Jersey, Cooper residents will also care for patients in the surrounding suburban and rural counties.
About Cooper University Hospital
Cooper University Hospital is the only urban academic level one trauma center for southern New Jersey and is the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia region. It is the only level II pediatric trauma center in the Delaware valley and the only formal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Cooper is a major transfer center with more than 7,000 transfers from area hospitals each year. There are over 100 critical care beds divided among the multidisciplinary patient care areas including: Medical/Surgical ICU (30), Intermediate ICU (12), Pediatric ICU (5), Neuro ICU (16), Trauma ICU (30), Trauma Step-down Unit (10), Coronary Care Unit (12), Stroke Unit (4), and four beds in the Critical Care Admitting Areas (CCAA).
CUH has more than 600 licensed beds and receives approximately 80,000 emergency department visits annually and approximately 4,000 trauma case annually.
Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: to serve, to heal, to educate.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Purpose Statement
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
|Rachel Rafeq, PharmD
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
1 Cooper Plaza
Camden NJ 08103
David Fett, PharmD, BCPS