PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at UAB Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP). It is a one-year program designed to provide extensive experience in a variety of critical care units and build upon skills developed as a clinical pharmacist during a post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) residency. Its focus is the development of the skills and confidence necessary to independently provide advanced pharmacotherapy management to patients in critical care settings. In addition to qualifying the resident for clinical pharmacy specialist positions in critical care or faculty areas, the successful completion of the program will also prepare the graduate to attain board certification in critical care pharmacy (BCCCP).

The PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program at UAB Hospital includes a combination of required learning experiences (rotations) and elective learning experiences tailored to the residents’ interest areas.

Orientation provides a general overview of the departmental organization, support units, and resident responsibilities. Benefits include health and accident insurance, holiday time off, and support to attend residency related professional conference(s).

Current Residents
Kyle Humphreys Pharmacy Resident
Kyle R. Humphreys, PharmD
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident 2023-2024
  • Hometown: Madison, Miss.
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: UAB
  • Clinical Interests: medical critical care, analgosedation, resuscitation, antimicrobial use
  • Current Research Project: Optimizing Pharmacist-Team Integration for ICU patient Management (OPTIM): an Exploration of Pharmacist-to-Patient Ratio

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
The PGY2 Critical Care program at UAB Medicine was initially appealing because of the unique rotation offerings in areas involving mechanical circulatory support and transplant intensive care units. While this is still true, it is the culture within the critical care department and the integration of pharmacists into the daily operations of their units that have kept me here after PGY1. The pharmacists here do a great job of modeling practice for their trainees, and they have worked hard to make pharmacists a central part of their services’ care teams. UAB Medicine’s ICUs have the sickest of the sick patients, and they provide lots of learning opportunities for residents.


Our goal is to develop a highly skilled practitioner who will be successful in any setting they choose to practice after graduation.

Allison McLeod, PharmD, BCCCP

Beth Varnes, PharmD, BCCCP

Brandon Powell, PharmD, BCCCP

Brendan Meyer, PharmD, BCPS

Courtney Hebert, PharmD

Doug Wylie, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Emily Green, PharmD, MSHS, BCCCP

Emily Higdon Dye, PharmD, BCCCP

Emma Chee-How, PharmD

Glenn Weldon, PharmD

Jessica Rivera, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT

Josh Banbury, PharmD

Kaitlin Nutley, PharmD, BCCCP

Kimberly R. Wurst, PharmD

Madison Oxley, PharmD, BCCCP

Matt Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Misty Gaddis, PharmD

Morgan Frawley, PharmD, BCCCP

Seth Edwards, PharmD, BCIDP

Susan Vu, PharmD, BCCCP

Tim Lewis, PharmD, BCCCP

Tyson Kilpatrick, PharmD, BCCCP


The applicant must possess a PharmD degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System) by January 2. The required components of the application include a letter of intent, three references, curriculum vitae, and a pharmacy school transcript. An interview is required.

Doug Wylie, PharmD, BCCCP Doug Wylie, PharmD, BCCCP Program Director
Required Rotations
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Neuroscience Critical Care
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma / Burn Critical Care
  • Cardiac Surgery Critical Care / Mechanical
    Circulatory Support
Longitudinal Requirements
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Practice Coverage
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)
Elective Rotations
  • Cardiology Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine – Toxicology Focus
  • Heart / Lung Transplantation
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Infectious Disease Consult Service
  • Neonatal Critical Care

Contact UAB Pharmacy Residency

Misty Gaddis, PharmD
Coordinator of Residency Programs
JT 1728 / 619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6860

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