Boston Children's Hospital PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Boston Children's Hospital
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Children’s Hospital PGY2 program’s purpose is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy resident programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized pediatric practice. Our program provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners through conceptualizing, integrating and transforming accumulated experience designed to develop pharmacists with expertise in pediatric pharmacotherapy. Our residents are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Our program is a 12-month post graduate year 2 curriculum designed to offer an individualized training plan for each resident based on their interests, goals and past experiences. Our program goals are to:
Engage and prepare the resident for significant responsibilities in clinical, educational, and operational aspects of pharmacy practice
Provide a mechanism whereby the resident contributes to the development of pharmacy services within an institution
Develop the resident’s teaching abilities
Residents are required to complete program requirements, aimed at developing a skilled and competent practitioner. Required elements of the program include, but are not limited to, providing pharmacy services, completing a major research project, service commitment and two continuing education presentations. Additional opportunities may include in-service presentations and projects related to clinical rotations.
A 485-bed tertiary care center located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston. Serving as a comprehensive care center for pediatric health care, it records approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions and greater than 557,000 visits to the outpatient clinics annually. In addition to providing care to general medicine patients, the hospital also contains a neonatal ICU, multidisciplinary ICU, cardiac ICU, and a bone marrow transplant unit. The hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as a major pediatric center for NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Furthermore, the world's largest pediatric research facility is located at Boston Children's Hospital within the John F. Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories.