Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Residency in Drug Information

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year unaccredited PGY2 Residency in Drug Information designed to cultivate future leaders in Pharmacy Practice.

Pharmacists completing this residency will master the principles of drug information for general and pediatric practices, learn about healthcare organization and acquire clinical skills in various pediatric specialties.

Upon completing the program, the resident will develop advanced and innovative skills in:

  • Drug information practice
  • Formulary management
  • Committee support
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Medication-use evaluation
  • Quality improvement development
  • Investigational drug services
  • Medical writing
  • Experiential teaching
  • Educating other healthcare professionals, patients and the community

Required and elective rotations

The Residency in Drug Information program consists of approximately 10 months of required rotations and two months of elective rotations.

Required rotations include:

  • Drug Information Orientation
  • Drug Information Service
  • Formulary Management/ Committee Support
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Clinical/Drug Information Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Regulatory
  • Informatics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pediatric Pharmacology/Patient Care
  • Intensive Care/Clinical On-Call Service
  • Teaching/Precepting
  • Publishing/Editing

Longitudinal experiences available include:

Elective rotations include (but are not limited to):

  • BMT/Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • CF/Pulmonary Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Home Care
  • Metabolism
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Poison Control and Toxicology
  • Solid Organ Transplantation

Additional experiences

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. The resident is also encouraged to attend local pharmacy meetings

Stipend and benefits

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