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Pharmacy Residency Program: Critical Care


Program Type: ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 536652

Purpose: The critical care residency program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital strives to produce tomorrow’s leaders in critical care pharmacy. Pharmacists who complete the Johns Hopkins critical care pharmacy residency shall be highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide optimal pharmaceutical care in a variety of critical care environments. They will be integral members of the multi-disciplinary care team and will be skilled at teaching other healthcare professionals about critical care drug therapy. They will accept responsibility for developing a personal plan for professional development. 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 critical care pharmacy research.

Program Overview: The primary emphasis of the residency is to develop clinicians with expertise in pharmacotherapy of the critically ill patient. Upon completion, the resident will be well-equipped to practice as a clinical specialist in critical care or be well prepared for completion of a fellowship in Critical Care Pharmacy.

Training Experience:

  • Actively participate in patient management rounds
  • Opportunity to impact drug policy as a longitudinal learning experience by participating in a critical care related interdisciplinary committee
  • Participate in critical care journal cub
  • Participate in the instruction of pharmacy staff, fellow pharmacy residents, medical staff, and nursing
  • Completion of a clinical research project and DUE related to a critical care drug
  • Provide two major presentations with ACPE accreditation


  • Core Rotations:
    • Medical Intensive Care hbjhbj
    • Surgical Intensive Care
    • Cardiovascular Critical Care 
    • Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care
    • Neurosciences Intensive Care
    • Pediatric Intensive Care
    • Emergency Medicine and Toxicology (ED)
  • Elective Rotations:
    • Oncology
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Others based on interest




Application Information:
All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS

Program Director
Annette M. Rowden, Pharm.D., BCPS
Titles: Clinical Specialist - Critical Care, Department of Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Education: Pharm.D., The University California in San Francisco
Residency Training: ASHP Residency in Hospital Pharmacy with Clinical Emphasis
The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY

Contact Information:
Annette M. Rowden, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street, Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: (443) 287-2927
FAX: (410) 955-0287