PGY2 Cardiology Residency

The Nebraska Medicine PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency program offers a unique and progressive learning environment to provide comprehensive clinical training in cardiology pharmacy practice. This program is designed to provide training in all necessary areas of cardiology with the goal of graduating competent practitioners qualified to function as highly skilled cardiology pharmacists.

The resident will be integrally involved with cardiovascular healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of patient care. Working with a variety of pharmacy clinicians, the resident will have the opportunity to gain experience serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents. Residents will provide compassionate, evidence-based, progressive medical care. The program allows tailored instruction for the individual based on interest and past experiences.

Cardiology Specific Practice Environment

Nebraska Medicine is a nationally recognized cardiovascular center. It currently serves as the state’s only cardiac transplant institution and offers one of the largest ventricular assist device programs in the country. The Structural Heart Disease and Interventional programs practice on the cutting edge of medicine, with growing volumes in TAVR, MitraClip, ASD closure, Watchman, and complex high-risk PCI. Nebraska Medicine also acts as a large tertiary referral center in advanced electrophysiology, offering complex ablation, device implantation and lead extraction.


Required Rotations (1 month each):

  • PGY2 Cardiology – Orientation (July)
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Anticoagulation
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Cardiac Cath Lab
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Cardiothoracic ICU (CVICU)
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Electrophysiology
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Heart Failure & Heart Transplant
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Interventional Cardiology and Hospital Medicine

Selective Required Rotations (1 month each):

  • PGY2 Cardiology – Ambulatory Cardiology
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Ambulatory Cardiothoracic Transplant

Longitudinal Rotations (52 weeks, July through June unless specified):

  • PGY2 Cardiology – Cardiology Administration
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Cardiology Research Conference
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Interprofessional Education (including Pharmacy Grand Rounds)
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Medication Use Evaluation
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Staffing
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Research

Electives (1 month each):

  • PGY2 Cardiology – Cardiothoracic Transplant
  • PGY2 Cardiology – Academia

Service Commitment (Staffing) Experience (52 weeks, July through June)

PGY2 residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) designed to ensure that residents gain experience and can function as competent clinical practitioners. As part of the service commitment for PGY2 residents, the following staffing requirements apply:

I. The PGY2 cardiology resident will staff every 4th weekend and every 4th Friday evening (offset).

II. The PGY2 resident will staff one major holiday (Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving) and one minor holiday (Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day).

III. Staffing will occur on the cardiovascular units.


Heidi Brink, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP 
Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor - Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Transplant
PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program Director
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy
Nebraska Medicine
981090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-1090
Phone: 402.559.3221
Email Heidi Brink

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