The Pediatric PGY2 residency at Monroe Carell Jr., Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is designed to build upon a PGY1 foundation of clinical knowledge. Through further experiences in patient-centered care, teaching and leadership, the resident will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and confidence in pediatric pharmaceutical care. This resident can anticipate focus on sharpening their clinical skills in pediatric pharmacy practice while working towards independence, in a particular area if desired, throughout the 12-month residency. After completion, the resident will be prepared for an opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacy specialist. The goals and objectives of this program follow those established by ASHP for PGY2 residencies. Required rotations include: PCCU, ID, NICU, oncology, and pediatric medicine with longitudinal experiences in practice management and ambulatory care. Residents will also participate in a weekly clinic. Elective rotations, such as stem cell transplant, emergency medicine, solid organ transplant and other learning experiences will be tailored to the resident's interests. Drug information, pharmacokinetics, informatics, medication safety and research will be emphasized throughout the residency. A teaching certificate program will be offered for interested residents.
All applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy and be licensed in the state of Tennessee by July 31st. For PGY2 applicants, completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency is also required.
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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