Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Objectives
WelcomeThank you for your interest in our ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency. For over 18 years, our program has been training residents to become confident and competent pharmacists.
2012-13 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents
Pharmacy Practice Residency Mission StatementThe mission of the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is to train competent, confident and independent practitioners of pharmacy practice. The resident will obtain skills necessary to provide quality pediatric pharmaceutical care through education, multidisciplinary teamwork and research.
Program OverviewThe Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1) at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is a one-year post-graduate training program that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge, and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice.
The purpose of the residency program is:
- To train competent pharmacists and innovative practitioners who can provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services across the continuum (acute care, critical care and ambulatory care)
- To train practitioners to function as effective members of health care teams
- Develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
- To train practitioners who can provide accurate and timely drug information
- To train practitioners who can develop and implement drug policies, and rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy
- To educate health care professionals, students, patients and the community about appropriate medication use and safety
- To train professionals to become leaders within the pharmacy profession
Program StructureOur philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments that span the continuum of pharmaceutical care. Our approach in the provision of pharmaceutical care is to provide comprehensive, patient-oriented services. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS).
The practice model integrates distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level, and is supported by centralized drug distribution, support functions and management systems.
Clinical staff pharmacists cover all acute patient care areas, including Cardiology, Critical Care, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Labor and Delivery, Maternity, Hematology/Oncology, Operating Room and Solid Organ Transplant.
Residents contribute to many clinical activities, including collection of data for Drug Utilization Evaluations (DUEs), in-services to the staff during their clinical rotations, and inpatient medication teaching to patients. The formal aspects of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are coordinated by the Director of Pharmacy and the Associate Director of Pharmacy. In addition to clinical services, the residents serve as preceptors to pharmacy students completing their clinical clerkships throughout the year.
- Complete and present a research project at the Western States Conference
- Participate in teaching activities with students and monthly journal club meetings
- Prepare and present drug monographs for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
- Serve as Drug Information Resident on call on a rotating basis
- Staff a minimum of 35 shifts during the residency year, including some weekends and holidays
- Staff a minimum of 5 shifts for each rotation with a staffing component
Stipends and BenefitsResidents receive a competitive annual stipend of $56,000 with full benefits including an excellent healthcare benefits package, voluntary tax-deferred annuity plan and 10 days of paid time off (PTO).
In addition, residents receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in clinical presentations at various pharmacy conferences, including:
- The California Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar Meeting in the Fall
- The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December
- The Western States Residency/Preceptor meeting in May in San Diego, California.
- The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting
Residency RotationsRequired (4 Weeks)
- General Pediatrics *
- Neonatal Intensive Care *
- Pediatric Intensive Care *
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care *
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant *
- Administration/Management (4-8 weeks)
- Medical Home (Longitudinal)
- Nutrition Support Team (Longitudinal)
- Home Infusion
- Infectious Disease
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- How to Apply
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- 2012-13 Residents
- A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Pharmacy Resident (PDF)
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