Renown Regional Medical Center’s PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency designed to provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of critical care pharmacotherapy. Throughout the residency year there will be multiple opportunities to positively impact patient care and to respond to and participate in medical emergencies. These opportunities will arise as the resident participates in multidisciplinary rounding with each of our intensivist groups, interacting with the emergency department staff, and staffing independently during weekend coverage. Additionally, the resident is required to make substantial contributions regarding the provision of care to the critically ill and injured throughout the residency year, including completing a research project focused on critical care, precepting pharmacy students and mentoring PGY 1 pharmacy residents.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Trauma Intensive Care I
  • Medical Intensive Care I
  • Cardiac Intensive Care I
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Project (longitudinal)
  • Management (longitudinal)
  • Staffing

Elective Rotations:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Trauma Intensive Care II
  • Medical Intensive Care II
  • Cardiac Intensive Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II

Travel and Meetings

Expenses will be paid for the resident to attend Western States Conference and another meeting of their choice. Options include but are not limited to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, SCCM, and ACCP CHEST Conference.


Zack Marcus, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Residency Program Director, Orientation, Trauma I&II, Cardiac Intensive Care I&II

Michelle Barcelon, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS, Internal Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Nutrition Support

Jessica Thompson, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, Pharmacist Supervisor: Infectious Diseases

Mike Thuyns, PharmD, BCCCP, BCCP, BCPS, Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Cardiac Intensive Care I&II

Heather Townsend PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Emergency Medicine I&II

Carol Vollmer-Johnson, PharmD, BCPPS, Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Pediatric Intensive Care

Kate Ward PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Manager: Management