Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (PGY1)

About the PGY1 Residency Program

The Department of Pharmacy Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a one-year post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. 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 the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Standards, and utilizes the goals and objectives designed within this program.

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Required and elective learning experiences

To facilitate the goals of the residency program the resident will complete the following required learning experiences: Hospital Onboarding / Orientation / Training, Drug Information (Longitudinal), Pharmacy Operations (Longitudinal), Acute Care (2 required experiences), Intensive Care (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal and Infant Intensive Care Unit, or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), Medication Safety (Longitudinal), Oncology, Pharmacy Administration and Management, Educational Module Development & Delivery, Research (Longitudinal), and Recruitment (Longitudinal).  Elective learning experiences include the Intensive Care experiences not completed as part of the program's requirements, Emergency Department, and Research in addition to development of experiences in areas specific to the resident's interest.

The PGY1 Pharmacy resident will also be required to complete at least 2 longitudinal patient care focused learning experiences over the course of the residency year, including options in Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and Rheumatology Clinic/Specialty Pharmacy, though others may be developed based on the resident's interest and preceptor availability.

Additional experiences

Additional requirements of the PGY1 Pharmacy resident include activities pertaining to, or exercises in drug use evaluations, formulary management, reporting of medication safety events or adverse drug reactions, learning experience presentations, journal clubs, educational presentations, participation in multidisciplinary committees, recruitment activities and research.

The resident provides a service commitment to the hospital in the form of staffing one weekend every three weeks.

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

Stipend and benefits

  • $50,500 per year
  • Paid Personal Leave (25 days, includes vacation and sick days)
  • Seven holidays (resident will work one of these holidays)
  • Hospital Benefits Program — medical, dental, vision, prescription, disability, life insurance, medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts, 403b plans

Program requirements

Interested applicants to the Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency Program, must:

Selection of the resident is based on evaluation of college transcripts, letters of recommendation and a full day, on-site interview. Applicants will be contacted by mid-February to either schedule an on-site 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, all workforce members, including trainees, who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine.

Candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey must attest to not using tobacco products.

In addition, CHOP will require all workforce members or trainees at any CHOP location to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Our aim is to implement the COVID-19 vaccine requirement following full federal Food and Drug Administration approval, but all individuals are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine now. Employees may request exemptions to any CHOP vaccine requirement for religious and medical reasons.

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.

How to apply

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) 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 an employer. It is also recommended that the required references include narrative comments in the PhORCAS reference form.

In addition to the required application materials in PhORCAS, please upload a current picture in the supplemental information section.

The application deadline is January 2.