The purpose of the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency is to prepare clinical pharmacy specialists with the qualifications needed for emergency medicine practice positions and adjunct or non-tenure track faculty appointments.

Because this residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the resident will complete the following ASHP-established outcomes:

  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Optimize the outcomes of emergency medicine patients by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training, including preceptorship, or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct an emergency medicine pharmacy research project.
  • Develop an evidence-based approach when providing emergency medicine medication-related information.
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Describe the role of the poison center or medical toxicologist in the care of the toxicology patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate evidenced based recommendations for the patient in need of toxicologic intervention in the emergency department setting.

Additionally, our program adheres to the Goals and Objectives for a Post-Graduate Year Two Program in Emergency Medicine set forth by ASHP. These Goals and Objectives can be found in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Regulations and Standards.

Learning Experiences:

Core Practice Experiences (Required):

  • Orientation & Training
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Community Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Medical ICU
  • ID Consults – Critical Care
  • Pediatric ICU*
  • Neurotrauma ICU*
  • Multitrauma ICU*
  • Emergency Medical Service

    *Dependent upon PGY-1 experiences

Elective Practice Experiences (up to 2 months):

  • Psychiatry
  • Burn ICU (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center)

Program Training Site:

The University of Maryland Medical Center will serve as the primary site for the training year. UMMC is an academic, tertiary care center with more than 25 percent of its beds dedicated to the care of critically ill patients, including the R Adams Coley Shock Trauma Center. The program also maintains relationships with other area health care teaching facilities for some elective rotations. The Adult Emergency Department at UMMC holds 48 treatment beds and 3 resuscitation rooms. The ED delivers care on average to 54,000 patients annually and accounts for almost 40% of the hospital’s admissions. The residency program has several clinical specialists/faculty that provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to emergency medicine, critical care, and internal medicine units.

Number of Available Positions: 1

Qualifications: The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Maryland Pharmacy licensure are required. Residents must complete a PGY1 residency prior to starting.

Application Process:

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland.

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts

International students and permanent residents should contact before applying.

The application deadline is January 1.

Program Director:

Ashley N. Martinelli, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 328-3710

Program Coordinator:

Wesley Oliver, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201