PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency - Pediatrics

Kim Novak, PharmD
Program Director
(614) 722-2199
*ASHP Accredited

Pediatric clinical pharmacy is a specialized area of practice that has all of the challenges of adult medicine but numerous other intricacies. This ASHP-accredited residency provides the resident with advanced clinical training in pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy, as well as numerous teaching and research opportunities.Graduates of this program will be adequately prepared to enter practice as a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist and/or clinical faculty.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate clear communication in all spoken and written materials

  • Design, conduct, and complete a research project and drug use evaluation focusing in pediatric pharmacotherapy or related issues

  • Understand the natural process of growth and development in children, and how this influences pharmacy practice

  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills within pediatric pharmacotherapy through active participation in patient care, educational opportunities, and Clinical On Call coverage

  • Prepare and dispense medications for pediatric patients using appropriate techniques, observing age-related considerations and following the health system’s policies and procedures

  • Participate in the management of pediatric medical emergencies

  • Provide concise, applicable and timely responses to requests for pediatric drug information from health care providers and patients

  • Provide education to staff within the Department of Pharmacy, as well as to other staff within the hospital

  • Provide education to pharmacy students through preceptorship and formal teaching activities, formal teaching activities at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and a teaching certificate program.

Rotations/Experiences

The residency requires rotations with clinical pharmacists in the following areas:

  • Cardiology

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Nutrition Support

  • Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Elective rotations may include:

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Endocrinology

  • General pediatrics

  • Investigational Drug Service

  • Medication Safety

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Poison Center

  • Research

  • Surgery

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Ambulatory care clinic, one afternoon per week

  • Teaching

  • Research/ Project management

  • Pediatric pharmacy practice management

In addition to the clinical rotations, the resident is expected to complete or participate in various projects including, but not limited to:

  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee drug monograph preparation and presentation

  • A research project to be presented at The Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference

  • A drug utilization review

  • Performance improvement projects

  • Prepare and present a lecture for a pediatric elective course at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

  • Quarterly seminars

  • Clinical Pharmacy On Call service

Residency Requirements

Qualified applicants are graduates of accredited pharmacy programs and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio by September 1. The applicant will have successfully completed a hospital-based PGY1 Pharmacy Residency prior to enrollment. The residency begins on July 1 and ends one year later on June 30.

Staffing Requirements

The resident is expected to take clinical call every third week of the year and staff in the central pharmacy every third weekend.

Salary/Benefits

  • Stipend: $41,000

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • Ten days paid vacation per year

  • Travel allowance for the ASHP Midyear Meeting, PPAG Annual Meeting, and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference

  • One year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization

  • PALS certification

  • Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000