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Emergency Medicine


IU Health offers a one year PGY2 Emergency Medicine specialty residency (accreditation pending). This PGY2 residency is unique in that it provides a wide variety of practice opportunities, including a level 1 trauma center, level one pediatric trauma center and community based emergency medicine practice settings. Upon completion of this residency program the resident will have the knowledge and experience to practice in most emergency care settings.

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Handout

The emergency medicine specialty residency is designed to ensure the resident gains the experience and knowledge they need to work as a clinical pharmacy specialist in almost any emergency room setting. This program largely focuses on the care of critically ill and trauma patients, but with over 100,000 emergency room visits at IU Health Methodist Hospital alone there are additional experiences in the less acute patient population. In addition to training at IU Health Methodist, residents train at Riley Hospital for Children which is the only level one pediatric trauma center in the state of Indiana. Additional opportunities include experience in toxicology, disaster medicine, and EMS shadowing as well as many other ICU and non-ICU rotation opportunities.


Rotation Structure

Required One-Month Experiences

  • Adult Emergency Medicine – 5+ months
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 1 month rotation or longitudinal experience
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Trauma ICU (1 month)
  •  Neuro ICU (1 month)

Elective Opportunities

  • Burn (Eskenazi Health)
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical ICU
  • Pediatric ICU – Medical and Cardiovascular
  • Poison Center/Toxicology (1 month or longitudinal)
  • Transplant (Solid organ, Stem cell)

Required Longitudinal Experiences & Activities

  • Pharmacokinetic Clinical Weekend Service
  • Pharmacy Operations/Service
  • Research project with manuscript and/or poster
  • Grand Rounds Presentation
  • Medication-Use Evaluation project


How to Apply 

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for application: January 5
Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  • Official College Transcript
  • Letter of Intent
  • Cirruculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation


Contact Information 

Tara Holt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202