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PGY2 Critical Care Residency

Cooper University Hospital/Philadelphia College of Pharmacy- University of the Sciences
ASHP Accreditation Status: Accredited
National Matching Service Code: 733652

Program Overview

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at the University of the Sciences offers a one-year PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency in conjunction with Cooper University Hospital. Cooper University Hospital is a 635-bed, non-profit, academic medical center in Camden, NJ. Residents also have opportunities for learning experiences with affiliated institutions in the Philadelphia area.

This residency further refines skills attained during a PGY1 residency, specifically skills in (1) providing direct patient care in a critical care setting, (2) conducting critical care related research, and (3) educating Doctor of Pharmacy students. Trainees will be prepared to be critical care pharmacy specialists and academicians. The resident will participate in didactic and experiential education of Doctor of Pharmacy students while completing a teaching certificate program. Certification opportunities include: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS); Basic Life Support (BLS); ACLS instructor; BLS instructor. The resident will develop a manuscript appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Learning Sites

Cooper University Hospital

Most of the PGY2 resident learning experiences are offered at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) in Camden, NJ. CUH is a 635-licensed bed, not for profit academic medical center offering more than 75 specialty services. Cooper University Health Care serves as Southern New Jersey’s major tertiary-care referral hospital for specialized services and includes the following signature programs: Level I Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, the Cooper Heart Institute, the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute, the Cooper Neurosciences Institute and Critical Care. Cooper is also home to The Children’s Regional Hospital, the only state-designated children’s hospital in South Jersey. Cooper offers more than 70 outpatient offices throughout the southern New Jersey region and is a core teaching hospital for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at USciences is the oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. Since its origin in 1821, the College has continued to be a leader in pharmacy education. Besides the flagship program, the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree, pharmacy-related baccalaureate programs are offered in the areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology. PCP also offers graduate degrees in Pharmaceutics (MS, PhD), Pharmacology and Toxicology (MS, PhD), and Pharmacy Administration (MS, PhD). Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at USciences offers degrees in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (BS), Biomedical Writing (MS), Health Policy (MS, PhD), Public Health (MPH), and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (MBA).

Learning Experiences

Learning experiences are completed at Cooper University Hospital or other affiliated institutions


  • Medical/Surgical ICU I, II, and III 
  • Trauma ICU 
  • Cardiac ICU 
  • Nutrition Support 
  • Critical Care Scholarship and Education 

Electives (based on interest and availability):

  • Repeat a required learning experience
  • Critical Care Consult Service, including emergency medicine consults
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

Residency Research and Publication

The PGY2 Critical Care Resident will be required to complete a critical care-related research project using effective research and project management skills. The resident will be required to prepare a manuscript appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Teaching Responsibilities

The teaching responsibilities of the PGY2 resident are individualized and include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on introductory or advanced pharmacy practice experiences, small group facilitation and didactic lecture in Doctor of Pharmacy therapeutics or Critical Care Therapeutics elective courses. These activities will involve approximately 400 total instructional hours per year. The PGY2 resident will also prepare and present one ACPE-accredited continuing education program.

The PGY2 resident is required to participate in a 12-month Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program (unless such a program has been completed as part of prior training).

Application Requirements and Process

The residency application process can be completed through PhORCAS. Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three recommendation forms, and official college transcripts. An on-site interview will also be required. The residency program participates in the Match.

The applicant should have completed a PGY1 residency program by June 30th prior to starting the PGY2 residency. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Application deadline: January 4, 2021

Angela L. Bingham, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street, Box 34
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Please email with any questions

Current Residents

Christine Pham, PharmD 

Michelle Lipski, PharmD


Angela Bingham, Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


Office Location: Griffith Hall,
Room 108I
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495