PGY2 Critical Care
Letter from the Director
There are a lot of great critical care residency training programs out there. So, why should you consider Maine Medical Center? What sets us apart? Let me tell you a couple of reasons!
- We have a tight-knit group of well-respected and accomplished preceptors in our program. Some of us trained elsewhere, from the West Coast to the East, others have trained here and stayed on. We bring diverse backgrounds and a lot of experience. In addition, we work closely with colleagues from every discipline, in every facet. This is highlighted by our multidisciplinary research efforts and our residency advisory committee, which consists of pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and advanced practice providers.
- We are dedicated to the care of our patients. We are a level 1 trauma center and a comprehensive stroke center. We have 24/7 pharmacy coverage in the emergency department. Pharmacists are a key member of the multidisciplinary team in our ICUs. Our providers expect us to be on rounds, and are hunting us down if we are not!
- We love to teach. You will rarely find one of us without a pharmacy student, pharmacy resident, medical student, medical resident, or critical care fellow by our side. That’s right, we offer a unique clinical pharmacology elective for medical students and medical residents through our affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine. It’s pretty cool.
- We have strong research mentorship. We have established clinical researchers and aspiring researchers. We have interest and experience in both asking and answering relevant clinical questions about every aspect of critical care. These efforts often lead to publications (on average 5-10 per year in an interdisciplinary fashion). Finally, some of us just can’t get enough of quality improvement projects…bring ‘em on!
- We are friendly! We live in a beautiful place (Maine is called “vacationland,” after all). In fact, Lonely Planet and Fodor’s have given shout-outs to Maine as one of the best places to visit in the world! We enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature’s beauty and quenching our foodie palates just as much as we enjoy coming to work. You can’t walk through the hallway without stopping for a quick chat with a colleague.
If this all sounds good to you, and you want to become part of our MMC family, come check us out. We look forward to hearing from you!
Kathryn E. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgery/Trauma Critical Care
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine