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 an inpatient acute care clinical pharmacy specialist. 

The PGY2 specialty pediatric 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
6 weeks
3. Hematology/Oncology
 4 weeks
4. Management/Leadership
 4 weeks
5. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
 6 weeks
6. Pediatric Critical Care  6 weeks
7. Pediatric Emergency Medicine    
 4 weeks
8. Operations/Medication Safety
 4 weeks
9. Pediatric Ambulatory Care 4 weeks
10. Drug Use Policy  2 weeks

Elective Rotation Experiences (6 weeks)

  1. Adolescent/Child Inpatient Psychiatry 
  2. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant 
  3. Specialty Pharmacy
  4. Pharmacy Informatics (2 weeks)
  5. General Pediatrics (Precepting Focus) 
  6. General Pediatrics – Bridgeport Hospital 
  7. Clinical Nutrition (2 weeks) 
  8. Pediatric Infectious Disease 
  9. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  10. 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, policy, or guideline 
    - Medication Use Evaluation (2)
    - CPOE Optimization Ticket
  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 (to be completed prior to or during the Pediatric Emergency Medicine rotation)
    - Clinical case conference (CCC) presentation 
    - Grand rounds presentation 
    - University level didactic pharmacology lecture or active learning seminar 
    - Co-precept PharmD students and PGY1 pharmacy residents
    - Journal club presentations 
    - Teaching certificate program (optional)  
    - Pediatric Board Certification Review 

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Requirements for Successful Graduation

  1. Educational checklist complete 
    a. Pharmacy Grand Rounds 
    b. Clinical Case Conference 
    c. Nursing In-Service (2) 
    d. Physician In-Service (2) 
    e. University-level didactic lecture or active learning seminar 
    f. Journal clubs (4) 
    g. Monograph, policy or guideline 
    h. Medication Use Evaluation (2)
    i. PPA Platform 
    j. PALS certification 
    k. Manuscript 
  2. Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident’s electronic portfolio) 
  3. Longitudinal project completed 
  4. Platform presentation at a national conference such as Pediatric Pharmacy Association annual meeting 
  5. 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). 
  6. Manuscript suitable for publication (complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback) 
  7. 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 pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor.  An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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