Program Type: PGY2 Residency - ASHP Pre-accreditation status"
ASHP Match Number: 634269
Purpose: The emergency medicine residency program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital strives to produce tomorrow’s leaders in emergency medicine pharmacy. Individuals who complete the Johns Hopkins emergency medicine pharmacy residency shall be highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide optimal pharmaceutical care in the emergency department setting. They will be integral members of the multi-disciplinary care team. They will accept responsibility for developing a personal plan for professional development. They will be skilled at teaching other healthcare professionals about emergency medicine drug therapy. These individuals will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of professional maturity and leadership. Finally, they will be capable of performing emergency medicine pharmacy research.
Program Overview: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Adult Emergency Department (ED) includes 21 treatment beds, three critical care rooms, and a separate psychiatric treatment area. An expanded Urgent Care Center contiguous to the main ED has five beds. The Emergency Acute Care Unit (EACU) is part of the ED, but is located on a separate unit on the sixth floor of the hospital. It contains 14 treatment beds to be used for both acute patient management and longitudinal observation of patients. The Adult ED treats approximately 160 patients per day. The Pediatric ED includes six acute and five intermediate care treatment beds, two critical care beds, and 11 urgent care beds. The Pediatric ED treats approximately 65 patients per day. Upon completion of the residency the resident will be familiar with all aspects of emergency care, including pharmacotherapy, toxicology, emergency preparedness, and regulatory requirements specific to the ED setting. The resident will have developed the clinical skills necessary to practice as an emergency medicine clinical specialist.
- Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of the pathophysiolgy, diagnosis, and management of disease states common within the ED
- Optimize drug therapy through the development of evidence-based treatment plans
- Gain experience in a Level 1 Trauma Center and a regional pediatric trauma center and eye trauma center.
- Complete a self-directed research project.
- Complete a DUE related to a drug used in the emergency department.
- Participate on an interdisciplinary committee over the course of the year which addresses pharmacy issues as part of the provision of care in the emergency department.
- Resident will provide education to pharmacy staff, fellow pharmacy residents, medical staff, and nursing.
- Participate in a pharmacy based journal club that will meet monthly, as well as participate in pharmacy based critical care topic discussions.
- Adult Emergency Medicine (AED)
- Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
- Hematology/ Anticoagulation
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PED)
- Internal Medicine
- Medication Safety (longitudinal)
- Infectious Diseases
- University of Maryland- Adult ED
- Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
- Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
- Medication Use Policy and Outcomes
- Application Information:
- Letters of recommendation should be emailed to Dr. Umbreen Murtaza at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official transcripts should be mailed to Dr. Umbreen Murtaza at the address below.
- Link to online application form:
Umbreen Idrees Murtaza, Pharm.D., BCPS
Title: Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacotherapy- Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health System
Umbreen I. Murtaza is an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also serves as the Director of the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Murtaza received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Michigan and completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed her Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Dr. Murtaza is active in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and is a past member and Chair of the ASHP Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care. She is committed to the education and practices of emergency medicine practitioners and has served as a mentor through the ASHP Patient Care Impact Program for Emergency Care Practitioners.
Dr. Murtaza is also involved in emergency preparedness planning and serves as the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Emergency Preparedness Committee. She has presented at national pharmacy meetings on a variety of emergency medicine topics and is published in peer-reviewed journals.
Umbreen Idrees Murtaza, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street / Carnegie 180
Baltimore, Maryland 21287-6180
Phone: (443) 287-2929