Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The Department of Pharmacy Services at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year PGY2 Specialty Residency in Pediatrics. The purpose of the residency is to cultivate future leaders in pediatric specialty practice.

Pharmacists completing this residency will master the principles of pediatric pharmacotherapy and be competent and confident pediatric practitioners capable of providing direct patient care in various pediatric subspecialties. They will understand the principles of a sound pediatric pharmacy operational system and be able to integrate these principles into their clinical practice. These pharmacists will be skilled in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on pediatric medication-related issues and will be capable of conducting basic clinical research to answer medication-related questions in the pediatric population. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system.

The Pharmacy Clinical Manager serves as the Director of the residency program. Twelve other Clinical Pharmacists serve as mentors and preceptors to the residents 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):

  • Cardiology
  • CF/Pulmonary Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • HomeCare
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pain Management
  • Poison Control & Toxicology
  • Other pediatric subspecialties approved by preceptor/director

Additional experiences

  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacotherapeutics consultation service
  • Clinical on-call service
  • Drug use evaluation
  • Formulary management
  • Multidisciplinary committees
  • Quality Improvement
  • Case presentations
  • Journal Clubs
  • Staff development / CE program
  • Student Preceptorship/Didactic Teaching
  • Clinical Research Project; Management 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 function as an active member of various multidisciplinary pediatric teams. He or she will be able to tailor the learning experiences to best meet his or her professional goals. The resident also has the opportunity to focus his or her residency in selected pediatric subspecialties during elective rotations.

Stipend and benefits

 More information

Download our Residency Handbook for more information about the PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency.

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