The PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of pediatric clinical pharmacists. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with pediatric board certification.
The focus of the program is on the provision of pharmaceutical care, with core rotations in general pediatrics, infectious disease, neonatal intensive care, hematology/oncology, pediatric intensive care and teaching/precepting in an area of choice. The residency program is designed to offer a training plan specific to each resident based on their interest, goals and past experiences. Residents are required to complete required rotations in order to build a solid pediatric foundation and have the opportunity to select elective rotations based upon their specific interests and goals.
Eligibility requirements include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee certificate, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency, and licensure in the state of Missouri.
About Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Children's Mercy Kansas City, a 355-bed regional pediatric referral center, is the primary pediatric teaching facility affiliated with the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Located in the heart of the city on Hospital Hill, Children’s Mercy provides pediatric care in more than 40 subspecialty areas. With 144,000 emergency and urgent care visits, 335,000 outpatient visits per year, the institution operates one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the country.
The Pharmacy Department provides 24-hour services, including both distributive and clinical patient care services. On the main campus, decentralized pharmacists practice in areas throughout the hospital that include the pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, general pediatrics, emergency medicine, operating room (OR), hematology/oncology, infectious disease and multiple ambulatory care clinics. Additional pharmacy services include home care, retail services, specialty, drug safety service, investigational drug service, and outpatient infusion.