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PGY1 Training in Pediatric Pharmacy

About & Program Objectives

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of disease states and conditions. Graduating PGY1 residents are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Training focuses on developing the resident’s knowledge base and treatment strategies involving a range of diseases and disorders that occur in pediatric patients.

The PGY1 pharmacy practice residency is a one-year commitment designed to provide post-graduate practical experience in the provision of pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients. Through these experiences, the resident is provided the opportunity to develop as a pediatric and general practitioner. Our goal is to train each resident to be a competent and confident provider of comprehensive pharmaceutical care for a variety of pediatric conditions. The resident will demonstrate the ability to manage patient care and achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. Residents will be accountable for providing education to other healthcare professionals and patients through a multitude of educational opportunities. Throughout the residency experience, each resident will develop individual and professional skills that result in a highly marketable clinical practitioner.

Why Choose UH

Graduating residents will:

  • Create, promote, and participate as a part of a multidisciplinary medical team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the profession and continued personal growth
  • Demonstrate a foundation of leadership skills in pharmacy practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities for improvement within a practice and practice site
  • Ensure safe, effective, and appropriate drug therapy
  • Learn professional staffing
  • Possess comprehensive health-system pharmacy skills that promote future professional growth
  • Present as a competent, confident, and compassionate practitioner
  • Prevent, identify, and resolve drug-related problems
  • Provide education to professional and nonprofessional audiences, utilizing effective communication and presentation skills

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