PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Philosophy
The philosophy of the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pediatric Residency at Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis is to build on the competencies achieved in a PGY1 residency and develop clinical pharmacists who provide competent, safe, evidence-based, cost effective and highly reliable pharmacotherapy to infants and children. Achievement of a teaching certificate along with required multidisciplinary educational activities will provide the foundation upon which the resident can further develop his/her teaching skills in diverse didactic and clinical settings. Upon completion of the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program, the resident will be prepared to attain board certification and secure a hospital-based position in pediatrics or an affiliated academic position with a College of Pharmacy.
The primary pediatric teaching sites are Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent and St. Vincent Women's Hospital. The hospital is a mission-based organization dedicated to the care of children from infancy to age 17 in Indiana. Providing exceptional patient care is the primary focus at our institution. St. Vincent Hospital is affiliated with Butler, Purdue, Manchester, Marion and Indiana Universities. The Pediatric Pharmacy Resident will also collaborate with the Pediatric Medical Residency.
The pediatric specialty residency at Peyton Manning Children’s and Women’s Hospitals at St. Vincent is an accredited postgraduate education and training experience designed to develop pharmacists with expertise in pediatric pharmacotherapy including clinical, educational and operational pharmacy services. Therapeutic drug monitoring, medication safety and outcomes-based research will be emphasized in rotational and longitudinal learning experiences. These opportunities include Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care, General Pediatrics and various electives. The resident will also develop his/her teaching skills by precepting students and providing education to students and staff. Staffing will be a combination of distributive and clinical activities including an on-call program.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE program or possess FPGEC certificate from NABP
Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Eligible for licensure in Indiana
Application materials submitted through the PhORCAS system by December 30, 2020
About Ascension Indiana - St. Vincent Indianapolis
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is an acute care hospital and referral center affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and Marion University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hospital's Medical Education Department supports medical residents in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and General Surgery. The Pharmacy Department has PGY2 residencies in the areas of critical care, pediatrics and ambulatory care. St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital provides the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. Additional information can be found at stvincent.org/medical-education/pharmacy-residency-programs.