Pharmacy Critical Care Residency

The Foundation of Your Residency

For each year of your pharmacy residency, you will be mentored and guided by a preceptor ready to help you find grants and research opportunities specific to your chosen concentration.

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Post Graduate Year Two Critical Care Residency


  • The program provides residents with ample learning opportunities in various critical care areas.
  • Residents work as an integral member of the healthcare team with the guidance of highly trained and respected board-certified preceptors who have extensive experience in their respective practice areas.
  • Residents participate in the clinical on-call program.  Responsibilities include pharmacokinetic consults, nutrition consults, drug information requests, pain consults, etc.
  • Residents participate in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as a longitudinal experience
  • Residents are provided multiple opportunities to precept pharmacy students on clerkships from various schools.
  • The design and completion of a resident research project, including a formal platform presentation at a regional conference and a final manuscript of research results suitable for publication, are required.
  • Formal presentations are required of the residents throughout the residency year.
  • Residents are provided the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program through Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy.
  • Upon completion of the program, residents are qualified to obtain a position in most critical care areas as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical faculty, or continuation of training in a fellowship program.


  • Training Site: University Hospital
  • Owner/Affiliate: Government
  • Model Types: Teaching, Tertiary
  • Tax Status: Nonprofit
  • Pharmacists: 33
  • Pharmacy Technicians: 42
  • Total Beds: 505
  • Affiliation: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy
  • Others: Level 1 Trauma Center, Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Regional Burn Center    


  • Positions: 2
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Rotations:
    • 6 required
    • 2 elective
  • Estimated Stipend: $57,928 per year (no FICA or state income tax)
  • Application Deadline: January 2 



  • Medical Coverage: Standard
  • Dental Coverage: Standard
  • Vision Coverage: Standard
  • *After 2 full months of employment


  • Cumulative Annual Leave 18 paid days
  • Professional Leave:
    • ASHP midyear meeting
    • Regional residency conference

Other Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Resident office
  • Subsidized ASHP midyear and regional residency conference


  • Nevada Pharmacist License required prior to the first day of residency


  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency
  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Pharm.D.
  • Eligible for licensure in Nevada


Use PhORCAS to submit the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3 recommendations – one must be from PGY1 residency program director
  • Official transcripts
  • Answers to the additional questions listed below in the supplemental information section:
    1. Please describe the staffing requirement of your PGY-1 residency and any previous hospital experience you have other than your PGY-1 residency. Please include hours worked and frequency of staffing.
    2. Please describe the depth and quantity of the presentations, both large and small, you have presented during your PGY-1 residency. Please also include major presentations you have given outside your PGY-1 residency experience.
  • If from a pass/no pass College of Pharmacy please include class ranking with supplemental application materials

A 15- to 20-minute (excluding question and answer) presentation on a critical care topic is required. Other types of presentations (e.g., journal club, monograph) are not appropriate. The presentation must be emailed to the residency program director at least one week prior to the interview date.


Aryan Rahbar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-204-2606
Fax: 702-383-2052

Meet the Residency Preceptors

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