About the Pharmacy Residency Programs

Clinical Pharmacy Group 2023 The Department of Pharmacy Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, and a one-year PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program. Learn more about the programs, requirements, and expectations.

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program: The post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) 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.
  • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program: PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Program: The purpose of the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Program is to cultivate future leaders in pediatric pharmacy 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. PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Program graduates 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, pharmacy students, 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 residency programs are designed using the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' (ASHP) Residency Standards, and utilize the goals and objectives designed within this program.

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Program faculty

The Department of Pharmacy Services residency programs are led by clinical pharmacy specialists with expertise in a wide range of pediatric pharmacologic areas. Residents will work with preceptors specializing in all facets of patient pharmaceutical care from general medicine to highly specialized intensive care units.

Scholarly activities: teaching commitments

The clinical pharmacists at CHOP coordinate classes in various disciplines at area universities, including:

  • “Pediatric Pharmacotherapy” at Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • "Pediatric Pharmacotherapy” at Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA

The clinical pharmacists also serve as guest lecturers at several Schools of Pharmacy, including:

  • Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jefferson School of Pharmacy.

In addition, our clinical pharmacists conduct unit-based education of physician trainees and other multidisciplinary staff, including nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, etc. and are responsible for a series of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited clinically oriented CE programs provided to the entire pharmacy staff.

You can also see where our program alumni practiced following completion of residency at CHOP.