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PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy

The residents completing this program shall gain the skills and knowledge necessary to positively impact pediatric and neonatal patient outcomes. A graduate of this program will be qualified to function as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the pediatric acute care or ambulatory care setting. 

The PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52-week period.  Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in distinct blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency.  The residency program will be generally structured as follows: 

Residency Duration  52 weeks
Orientation / Training   4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences    48 weeks
Attendance at conference(s)
1 week
Interviews/Holidays/Time Off
14 days plus 3 interview days
Project Days 1 week (not a continuous block)

Required Rotational Experiences:  42 weeks

1. Orientation
4 weeks*
2. General Pediatric Medicine
4 weeks
3. Hematology/Oncology
 4 weeks
4. Leadership/Medication Safety
 4 weeks
5. Neonatal Intensive Care
 4 weeks
6. Pediatric Intensive Care  4 weeks
7. Pediatric Emergency Medicine    
 4 weeks
8. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
 4 weeks
9. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 4 weeks
10. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care 4 weeks
11. Precepting (General Pediatrics II)
 4 weeks
12. Drug Use Policy   2 weeks
13. Pediatric Ambulatory Care

Elective Rotation Experiences (6 weeks)

  1.  Pediatric Psychiatry 
  2. Specialty Pharmacy
  3. Pharmacy Informatics 
  4. General Pediatrics – Bridgeport Hospital 
  5. Clinical Nutrition 
  6. Obstetrics
  7. Other/Repeat (with Residency Director approval)

Longitudinal Requirements and Experiences

  1. Project management 
    - At least one major project for platform presentation at Pediatric Pharmacy Association annual meeting or equivalent pediatric conference
    - Manuscript of either research project, review article, or case report suitable for publication
    - Monograph
    - Formulary class review
    - Guidline or policy revision
    - Medication Use Evaluation
    - CPOE optimization request
  2. Coordination of the Caregiver Vaccination Clinic  
  3. Staffing and Formulary Management Responsibilities*   
    - Staff two shifts in the pediatric pharmacy satellite every third weekend as well as additional staffing days to total of 20 days per year*
    - Formulary pager and manager on-call coverage 
    - Assist drug information services with triaged pediatric non-formulary medication requests 
    *Any staffing shift including night shift may be filled at discretion of residency director
  4. Educational Opportunities 
    - PALS certification
    - Clinical case conference (CCC) presentation 
    - Grand rounds presentation 
    - University level didactic pharmacology lecture
    - Co-precept PharmD students and PGY1 pharmacy residents
    - Journal club presentations 
    - Teaching certificate program (optional)
    - Pediatric Medical Student Calculations Workshop
    - Pediatric Pharmacy Education Series 
    - Physician, Nursing and Pharmacy In-Services

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Requirements for Successful Graduation

  1. Educational checklist complete (at a minimum)
    1. Complete one major research or quality improvement project that will be presented as a platform presentation at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association annual meeting 
    2. Clinical Case Conferences (2) 
    3. Grand Rounds Presentation (1) 
    4. Nursing In-service (1) 
    5. Physician In-service (2) 
    6. Pharmacy In-service (1)
    7. University level didactic pharmacology lecture to health professions students (1) 
    8. Journal clubs (4) 
    9. Drug monograph (1)
    10. Formulary class review (1)
    11. Medication-use evaluation (1)
    12. Guideline or policy revision (1)
    13. CPOE optimization request (1)
    14. PALS certification (if not already certified) 
    15. Manuscript (see below) 
    16. Career-related community service (1)
    17. Participation in longitudinal manager-on-call program
    18. Participation in longitudinal pediatric medical student calculations workshop
    19. Participation in pediatric pharmacy education series
  2. Portfolio complete (Completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. MUE/Cost-management (including CPOE optimization) and longitudinal research/quality improvement project completed 
  4. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
  5. Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  6. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training) 

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pediatric pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor. An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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