PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program

About the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program

The Department of Pharmacy Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program. 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 healthcare 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 residency program is designed using the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Standards, and utilizes the goals and objectives designed within this program.

For more information please see handbook and policies »

Required and elective learning experiences

Required 4-week learning experiences (7)

  • Orientation
  • Acute Care
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal / Infant Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Oncology
  • Solid Organ Transplant


  • Drug Information
  • Education Module Development and Delivery
  • Pharmacy Operations and Administrator On-Call
  • Clinical On-Call
  • Code Response
  • Medication Safety / Regulatory Compliance
  • Research
  • Recruitment
  • Teaching
  • Presentations
    • o    Journal Clubs (3)
    • o    Learning Experience Presentations (4)


  • Acute Care II
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit II
  • Neonatal / Infant Intensive Care Unit II
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit II
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Informatics
  • Emergency Department
  • Oncology II
  • Pharmacy Administration and Management
  • Toxicology / Poison Center
  • Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.

Additional experiences

The resident provides a service commitment to the hospital every three weeks, alternating weekend responsibilities between administrator on-call (first half of the year), clinical on-call (second half of the year) and order verification or triage shifts.

The resident will attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and an associated specialty meeting (e.g., PPA) in the spring of their residency year. The resident is also encouraged to attend local pharmacy meetings.

Stipend and benefits

  • $57,000 per year
  • Paid Personal Leave (20 days, includes vacation and sick days)
  • Nine holidays (resident will work either Thanksgiving or Christmas Day)
  • Hospital Benefits Program — medical, dental, vision, prescription, disability, life insurance, medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts, 403b plans

Program requirements

To apply for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program, you must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
  • Have successfully completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Be eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania by October 1 of residency year. Please refer to the PA State Board of Pharmacy for licensure information.

Selection of the resident is based on evaluation of college transcripts, letters of recommendation and a full day interview (on-site or virtual). Applicants will be contacted by mid-February to either schedule an interview or to be informed that their application has been declined.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

How to apply

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program uses the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all required materials. Please visit the PhORCAS website to submit all necessary materials.

It is strongly encouraged that the three reference forms required in the PhORCAS application be submitted by a clinical preceptor, a faculty member and your PGY1 Residency Program director. It is also recommended that the required references include narrative comments in the PhORCAS reference form.

The application deadline is January 2.