PGY1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 prepared for board certification and are eligible for 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. Residents will demonstrate the ability to manage patient care and achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. Residents will be accountable for providing education to other health care 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.

Graduating PGY1 residents will:

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

Residency General Information


  • Duration: 12 months
  • 1 month orientation
  • 9 required core rotations
  • 1 elective rotation
  • Number of positions: 2
  • Application Due: January 2, 2019
  • Starting date: June 24, 2019
  • Estimated stipend: $48,000
  • On-site interview required: Yes
  • Training site: UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
  • Total beds: 244

Program Benefits:

  • Medical coverage
  • Paid time off: 14 days
  • Desk with personal computer
  • Monogrammed lab coat
  • Resident office space
  • Reduced professional membership fees
  • Reduced meeting registration fees
  • Travel opportunities for the below meetings:
    • Midwest PPAG Conference
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • OSHP Division Days
    • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Meeting
    • OCCP

Additional Required Activities

Core Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • NICU
  • PICU
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Cardiology & CTICU
  • Management

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Research
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety
  • Staffing
  • Teaching Certificate

Elective Rotations:

  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Pediatric Pharmacy Management
  • Hematology/Oncology 2
  • General Pediatrics 2
  • Ambulatory Care
  • PICU 2
  • Cardiology & CTICU 2
  • Infectious Diseases 2
  • Emergency Medicine 2
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • System Leadership

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program conducted at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Residency Program Application

Graduates of accredited Colleges of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio may submit the following materials via PhORCAS for consideration for residency program admission:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official college transcripts

NMS Code: 238513

Contact Information

To learn more about the UH PGY1 pediatric pharmacy residency, please contact:

Jacalyn Rogers, PharmD, MS, BCPS
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-5006
Phone: 216-286-6937
UH Pager: 34500
Fax: 216-201-7329

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