PGY2 Pharmacy Residency - Pediatrics

The ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Residency - Pediatrics provides the resident with advanced clinical training in pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy, as well as numerous teaching and research opportunities.

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 and sit for the Pediatric Pharmacy Board Certification Exam.

What You Need to Know

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:

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Elective Rotations May Include:

  • Academia

  • Adult Medicine Specialty 

  • Cardiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Endocrinology

  • General pediatrics

  • Investigational Drug Service

  • Medication Safety

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology/Complex Care

  • Nutrition Support

  • Poison Center

  • Psychiatry

  • Research

  • Surgery

  • Unit-based practice

  • Any repeat of a required rotation

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Ambulatory care clinic, one afternoon per week

  • Teaching

  • Research/ Project management

  • Pediatric pharmacy practice management

  • Medication safety

  • Staffing

  • Clinical On Call

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 Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting

  • A drug utilization review with poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

  • Performance improvement projects

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

  • Seminars, case presentations and journal clubs

  • Clinical Pharmacy On Call service


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 an ASHP-accredited 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.

Preceptors, Residents & Alumni

Nationwide Children's Hospital has possessed a rich tradition of producing leaders in clinical and administrative pharmacy practice since it first offered an ASHP-Accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy in 1976.

Salary & Benefits

  • Stipend: $50,000

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision and life)

  • Ten days paid vacation per year

  • Travel allowance for conferences

  • One year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization

  • PALS certification

  • Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks

Application & Selection

Interested candidates should submit the following items via PhORCAS to the program director no later than January 5:

  • Letter of intent – one page letter explaining why the candidate is interested in the position and what qualifications they have that are not fully captured within the remaining application packet

  • Curriculum vitae

  • College transcript(s)

  • Three letters of recommendation

An on-site interview is required.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Novak, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, FPPA.

Phone: (614) 722-2199