The Children's National Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program provides learning experiences centered on patient care and practice management that will enable residency graduates to pursue centralized or decentralized clinical pharmacist positions in pediatrics after completion of the program. The program will also prepare resident for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) residency programs as well as future board certification. The residency program will also provide teaching opportunities that will develop pedagogical skills in the context of adjunct faculty appointment with affiliated pharmacy schools. A required teaching certificate program will be available through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. The Division of Pharmacy is affiliated with Howard University School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University and Shenandoah University as well as other pharmacy schools around the country.
More than 100 pharmacists have completed our PGY1 residency since the start of the program in 1980. Children’s National is a participating member of the ASHP Residency Matching Program for the two PGY1 positions. There is also a third spot that is reserved for the Nontraditional Track which completes the program over two years while alternating between rotations and working in a distributive role within the department. This spot is currently only for internal applicants.
Potential candidates for Children's National Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency Program should submit an application no later than January 1st. The residency year begins July 1st. The items below should be submitted with your application through PHORCAS:
Current Curriculum Vitae
It should include (but not be limited to) schools or universities attended (including dates), degrees conferred or expected, honors and awards, extracurricular activities, work experience, clinical rotations (completed and scheduled), and other pertinent information.
Three letters of recommendation
Two of which are from clinical or academic faculty and one from the most recent employer or someone who can speak to you as an employee
Each individual who is writing a recommendation will submit directly to PhORCAS. Each reference writer must provide comments in at least three fields, in particular:
Independence and resourcefulness
Ability to work with peers and communicate effectively
Emotional stability and maturity
An on-site interview at Children’s National Hospital is required. Applicants will be invited to interview based upon their applications, personal statements and letters of recommendation at a mutually convenient time during late January to early March. Virtual interview opportunities may be considered on a case by case basis or out of situational need.
Children’s National Hospital (CNH) has been serving the Washington metropolitan area for 150 years and ranks amongst the best pediatric hospitals in the country.
- Children’s National Hospital - the area’s only comprehensive pediatric network- offers all the care the family needs, from critical emergencies to primary care health.
- Children’s Hospital- over 320 licensed beds
- 7 Regional Outpatient Centers
- Two Suburban Ambulatory Surgical Locations
- 7 Community-Based Health Centers
- Hearing and Speech Center
- Community-Based Primary Care Pediatricians
- The network provides comprehensive care from hospitalization to outpatient care in more than 40 subspecialties.
- Children’s is located near the US Capitol, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine.
- The hospital serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency trauma care, as well as cancer, neonatology, and critical care.
- Children’s is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.