PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
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 developing 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.
PGY 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
The PGY 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency in designed to build upon competencies developed during a postgraduate (PGY 1) pharmacy residency program. Children’s is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the unique capability to engage the resident in the practice of pediatric pharmacotherapy. The resident participates as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team caring for children and assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care of these patients. The residency provides opportunities for clinical teaching, research and leadership. The PGY 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency graduate will possess competencies that enable success as a clinical pharmacist in any chosen area of clinical practice, success as a clinical faculty member with responsibilities for patient care and precepting pharmacy students and residents and attainment for board certification.
Staffing commitment shall be a total of 204 hours during the residency year (average of every fourth weekend) and is divided into two categories. The resident staffs every fourth weekend in the outpatient pharmacy for a total of 144 hours. The remainder of the staffing (60 hours) is completed on any shift or combination of hours and may consist of any practice area within the department.
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.
Each resident is assigned to a Pharmacy Scholarly Oversight Committee to provide support and mentorship for the longitudinal research project. This committee will allow the resident to create and maintain 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 Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting.
Travel support for ASHP Midyear Meeting and PPAG Annual Meeting
Dedicated work space 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 or candidates for graduation of an American Council on Pharmaceutical 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). Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas. Each resident is required to become licensed in the state of Texas within 90 days of the residency start year.
Applicants must have successfully completed a Pharmacy Practice PGY1 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 January 1st, 2019:
- One-page letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Official transcript from pharmacy school
- Rank order of areas of interest in pediatric pharmacy practice
Note: a separate link for this information will be provided to applicants upon receipt of application.
Applicants must complete an online video questionnaire called Convey. A link to complete this will be emailed to the applicant after his/her PhORCAS application is received. The applicant will have 72 hours to complete the video questionnaire. Take the Interview is required for an application to be considered complete.
PhORCAS Program Name: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
For all additional information regarding the program or application process, contact:
Stephanie Weightman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Residency Program Contact: