Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a 12-month, ASHP Accredited program designed to foster the development of the clinical skills and knowledge base necessary to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients. Pharmacists completing this program will have made great strides in their professional development and be capable of functioning with a high level of maturity, leadership and professionalism in their chosen pediatric pharmacy career path. The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of pediatric patients. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for pediatric patients, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care. Groomed for practice leadership, exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in pediatric practice areas and are expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice.

Residents are expected to be actively involved as a multi-disciplinary committee member and in many other activities such as cystic fibrosis PK program, medical emergency team member, pharmacy & therapeutics committee member, medication use evaluation, formulary monograph, pharmacy operations/clinical practice (providing service one weekend every four weeks), and formal research project.

Required Learning Experiences:

  • Critical Care 
  • General Pediatrics 
  • Hematology/Oncology 
  • Infectious Diseases  
  • Neonatology
  • Orientation (if applicable)
  • Research Project

Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Patient Care
  • Practice Management
  • Precepting and Educational Services
  • Research Project

Elective Learning Experiences:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiac Transplant Clinic
  • CVICU
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic* (longitudinal)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology*
  • Medication Safety
  • Neurology*
  • Nephrology*
  • Off-site learning experiences (Poison Control Center, Moffitt, etc.)
  • Pain Management*
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pulmonology*

*Denotes learning experience which may be led by non-pharmacist preceptor

Career Development Opportunities

  • Delivery of ACPE-accredited continuing education presentations
  • Didacitc and experiential teaching opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary educational seminars
  • Medical emergency team member
  • Pediatric advanced life support certification and simulation training
  • Pediatric medicine grand rounds
  • Peer reviewed, scientific journal manuscript reviewer
  • Regional and national organization professional involvement

Benefits:

$43,000 stipend, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, residency-paid national conference, PPAG conference, free covered parking, office and personal desk, and 5.8 hours of PTO accrued every two weeks.