PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Pharmacy at Children’s Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is committed to providing high-quality patient care with an unwavering focus on making life better for children. As essential healthcare members, pharmacists are well integrated into clinical practice areas across the institution and are dedication to applying evidence-based best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to our patients. Pharmacists collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to conduct research, provide education, and engage in continued performance improvement. Pharmacists also utilize innovative approaches including automated drug dispensing systems, robotics, point-of-care drug administration and documentation, CPOE and barcoding technology from pharmacy to bedside to optimize the efficiency and safety of the medication dispense process.
The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is designed to build upon competencies developed during a postgraduate (PGY1) pharmacy residency program. The purpose of the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is to develop knowledge and skills to provide expert pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients. The PGY2 resident participates as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team caring for children, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care of these patients. The PGY2 residency graduate will possess competencies that enable success as a clinical pharmacist in any chosen area of pediatric clinical practice, attainment of board certification, and successful mentoring of pharmacy students and residents.
- Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills in the pediatric patient care setting
- Optimize the care of inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
- Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat pediatric patients
- Evaluate, manage, and improve the medication-use process in pediatric patient care areas
- Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for pediatric health care professionals, health care professionals in training, and the public
- Conduct pediatric pharmacy research
The program director will develop an experiential plan at the beginning of the program for each resident. The experiential component shall consist of the following core or elective learning experiences (see image below). The needs and interests of the resident and the attributes of the residency program will be utilized in the development of the plan. Additional elective rotations may be available based on the resident’s interest and skill set.
Please feel free to contact either Sara Smith, PharmD or Julie Donahoe, PharmD if you have questions about our program.
The resident will be required to complete 200 hours of staffing. Staffing may consist of any practice area within the department but is typically focused on clinical activities
A teaching certificate is offered in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Residents will also have the opportunity to interact and precept pharmacy students, participate in Grand Rounds, and collaborate on quality improvement projects.
A Pharmacy Scholarly Oversight Committee provides support and mentorship to residents for the longitudinal research project. This committee assists the resident in creating and maintaining realistic deadlines and goals to complete a successful project and develop a manuscript for publication submission.
PGY2 residents will have the opportunity to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Annual Meeting.
Travel support for ASHP Midyear Meeting and PPA Annual Meeting
Dedicated workspace with desktop computer and laptop
Hospital benefits program: medical, dental, vision, prescription, disability, life insurance, 403b plans available
Program Requirements/Application Process
Applicants must be:
- Graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
- Participating in or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process.
- Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Texas.
- Residents must obtain licensure in the state of Texas either prior to or within 90 days after the start date of the residency.
Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY2) uses the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all required materials. Candidate selection is based on evaluation of documents submitted in PhORCAS and phone/on-site interview(s).
A pre-employment screening process will follow the receipt of your application and may include a criminal background check, verification of prior employment, drug screen, physical, and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
Applicants must submit the following documents via PhORCAS by December 31, 2022:
- One-page letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Official transcript from pharmacy school
Additionally, all applicants must complete a Pharmacy Resident job application at jobsearch.childrens.com.
PhORCAS Program Name: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Additional Program Documents