PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency program at UTSW is a one-year post-graduate training program designed to prepare critical care specialists.

Residents will gain experience and training in the following clinical service areas:

  • Medical ICU
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Infectious diseases
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Solid organ transplant (liver, kidney, lung, heart)
  • Bone marrow transplant 

Additionally, residents will be involved in the academic, administrative, formulary management, quality improvement, and clinical research activities of the department.

PPS Information

UT Southwestern Critical Care program will be participating in PPS at ASHP Midyear. PPS registration opens September 7th and interviews will be held December 4th-7th, 2022 at Midyear. Information for registration and sign-up can be found on the ASHP website “PPS Candidates” page.


This residency will provide residents with opportunities to function as independent 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 the program will be prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Program Structure

Requirements of the program consist of the following core learning experiences:

  • Orientation (July)
  • Project/Research (December)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Solid Organ (Kidney, Liver, Lung, Heart)

Elective Rotations

  • Additional ICU elective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Clinical Administration
  • Neonatal ICU

Longitudinal Expectations

  • Staff every third weekend in critical care areas
  • Code Blue and Code Stroke response
  • Major research project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Precept PGY-1 residents and students

Program Expectations

  • ACPE-accredited CE presentation
  • Present major research project at a regional or national meeting (i.e. SCCM Texas Chapter Annual Symposium, SCCM Annual Congress, ASHP, ALCALDE)
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Drug monograph

Current Resident

Madison Kazerooni, Pharm.D.

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Madison Kazerooni is the current PGY-2 Critical Care Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Madison is from Kennesaw, Georgia and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kazerooni completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia and is excited to join UT Southwestern for her PGY-2 Critical Care Residency. Her current pharmacy interests include surgical/trauma critical care, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine.

She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the SCCM Texas Chapter. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys going to the movies, concerts, and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants in the DFW area.