Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The Department of Pharmacy Services at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The residency is designed to effectively enable the new practitioner to develop a solid foundation in problem solving and decision making skills in multiple aspects of pharmaceutical care, allowing them to proceed on to practice pharmacy with substantial clinical acumen, and the ability to continue on to specialty training if desired. The residency program is designed using ASHP’s ASHP’s Residency Learning System (RLS) and utilizes the goals and objectives designed within this program.

The Pharmacy Clinical Manager serves as the Director of the Residency Program. Twelve other Clinical Pharmacists serve as mentors and preceptors to the resident in their respective practice areas.

Required and elective rotations

The residency program consists of approximately nine months of required rotations and three months of elective rotations.

Required rotations include:

Longitudinal experiences available include:

Elective rotations include (but are not limited to):

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • CF/Pulmonary Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • HomeCare
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pain Management
  • Poison Control & Toxicology
  • Research
  • Solid Organ Transplantation

Additional experiences

  • Clinical on-call service
  • Drug use evaluation
  • Formulary management
  • Medication safety incidents / adverse drug reactions
  • Multidisciplinary committees
  • Quality improvement
  • Case presentations
  • Journal clubs
  • Staff development / CE program
  • Residency project

The resident provides a service commitment to the hospital in the form of staffing or clinical on-call service of approximately 20 weekends per resident year.

The resident will attend the Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and the Eastern States Residency Conference in May of their residency year. The resident is also encouraged to attend local pharmacy meetings as well.

Stipend and benefits

More information

Download our Residency Handbook for more information about our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency.

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