Monroe Carell Jr., Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers a twelve-month Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program with an emphasis in pediatrics. Applicants should possess their pharmacy degree (Pharm.D. preferred). No previous experience is required. The PGY1 residency is designed to build upon an educational foundation of clinical skills and knowledge. Through experiences in patient centered care, pharmacy operations, and leadership the resident will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and confidence in pharmaceutical care. The PGY1 resident can anticipate focus on developing a solid foundation in pharmacy practice while working towards independence using basic fundamental clinical skills throughout the 12-month residency. After completion, the resident will be prepared for an opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacist or seek additional specialized training in the area of pediatrics. PGY1 residents will be expected to complete a project suitable for submission for publication upon completion of their residency year. Required rotations include Practice Management (longitudinal), Ambulatory Care (longitudinal), Pediatric Medicine (2 months) and one month each of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, NICU/TPN, Oncology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and project. Elective rotations and other learning experiences will be tailored to the resident's interests. A teaching certificate program will be offered for interested residents.
**Please note we are reserving most of our PPS interview times for PGY2 candidates. PGY1 PPS interviews will not be scheduled until closer to Midyear so you will likely not hear back for several weeks after requesting an interview. Please visit us during the residency showcase on Tuesday, December 7th from 3-6pm EST as we would like to speak with you!
All applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy and be licensed in the state of Tennessee by July 31st.
Interested applicants should submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS®) by January 1st:
Current Curriculum Vitae
Letter of interest
Three references with comments on at least 50% of the items. Two references preferably from clinical preceptors. No formal letter of recommendation upload necessary.
Official pharmacy school transcripts
*Final acceptance is dependent on required Vanderbilt University Medical Center online application, drug screening and background check. This is not required for initial application through PhORCAS.®
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