PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Program Purpose and Goals
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Our graduates will be confident, well-rounded clinical pharmacists who are able to care for acutely ill neonatal and pediatric patients in multiple practice settings. Our graduates will have the teaching, precepting, and administrative skills necessary to pursue clinical positions in an academic environment, including involvement with schools of pharmacy or academic teaching hospitals.
About Our Program
At Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, part of the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus, we provide our residents with the experience needed to practice as highly-skilled clinical pharmacists in an acute care setting. Our residents train under the supervision of experienced clinical pharmacy specialists in the care of premature infants, toddlers, older children, and adolescents. Our residents complete a teaching certificate program and gain valuable precepting experience by working with pharmacy students during their APPE rotations. We challenge our residents by setting high expectations to help them maximize their residency experience and to make them highly competitive candidates for clinical pharmacist positions in academic teaching hospitals.
At 278 beds, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country and contains a dedicated pediatric emergency center and the largest Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Houston fully equipped to treat pediatric patients. In addition to general pediatric, pediatric subspecialty, and pediatric trauma services, the hospital has a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing neonatal critical care services to infants and premature babies born as early as 23 weeks’ gestation.
Rotations and Experiences
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a clinical pharmacist in the pediatric setting. Residents are required to complete an orientation month, along with 8 month-long rotations. The remaining months will consist of a research project month and 2 month-long elective rotations.
Residents will conduct a research project throughout their residency year that includes presenting the results at the PPAG annual conference and preparing a written manuscript. Presentation skills will be enhanced by giving an ACPE-accredited seminar presentation along with other formal presentations throughout the year. Residents will also gain experience with teaching and precepting through the completion of a Teaching Certificate program and co-precepting pharmacy students on clinical rotations.
- Basic Pediatrics
- Advanced Pediatrics
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Cardiology
- NICU I
- NICU II
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology & Intestinal Rehabilitation
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (based on availability at off-site hospital)
- PICU Elective
- NICU Elective
- High-Risk Ambulatory Clinic
- Teaching Certificate through completion of the scholarship in teaching program at the University of Houston School of Pharmacy
- Mentorship of pharmacy students completing APPE rotations and PGY1 pharmacy residents
- Lectures for Pediatric Elective course at the University of Houston School of Pharmacy and Texas A&M School of Pharmacy
- Formal Presentations
- Journal Club
- Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
- Poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear meeting
- Presentation of major research project results at the PPAG annual conference
- Manuscript submission to major healthcare journal
- Medication Use Evaluation or Quality Improvement project
- Opportunity to participate in an ambulatory care clinic (High-Risk Clinic, Renal Transplant Clinic)
- Staffing in CMHH Pharmacy every third weekend
Dedicated pharmacy resident office space with personal laptop computer, SpectraLink mobile hospital
phone, and pager
10 days plus 6 holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s
Day, Memorial Day)
Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the PPAG Annual Meeting.
Health, dental and vision plans are available
Texas has no state income tax
Other Pharmacy Residency Programs at Our Facility
Please visit our main residency program page to learn more about the other pharmacy residency programs offered at our facility.
ASHP Midyear Information
- The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency will be at the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Please stop by and visit with us to learn more about our residency opportunities.
- The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency will be participating in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. If you would like to arrange an interview time prior to the meeting, please send an email to email@example.com.
- A strong academic record and a demonstrated desire for professional accomplishment.
- Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D.
- Completed a one-year ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.
- Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas
- See the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website for licensure requirements.
- All residents MUST be licensed within 60 days of the residency start date.
- Registered with PhORCAS and the ASHP Residency Matching Program.
- To apply for this program, you must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):
- Letter of Intent
- Should be 1 to 2 pages, using a 12-point font and 1 inch margins.
- The letter of intent is your chance to tell us who you are and to highlight the unique skills and experiences that set you apart from other residency candidates. We would like to know your motivation for completing a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy residency and the skills and experiences that you expect to gain by completing the residency. Which skills can you bring to our institution and how do you plan to contribute to the care of our patients? Which areas within pediatric pharmacy practice interest you, and what are your goals after you complete a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy residency?
- Curriculum Vitae
- Please include a list of all completed and anticipated PGY1 rotations and completed APPE rotations.
- Three Letters of Reference
- Only the PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
- Reference writers should copy and paste additional comments into the Other Comments text box rather than uploading a separate letter of reference.
- College of Pharmacy Transcripts
- Should be submitted directly to PhORCAS
- Application deadline is January 2nd
Applicants considered for a position will be invited for an on-site interview at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center during January or February. Applicants will be given a tour of the facilities and will have a chance to meet with the Residency Program Director, clinical pharmacy staff, and current pharmacy residents.
Memorial Hermann recognizes the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle as well as the special duty to maintain and promote a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors, physicians, and employees. In an effort to further this goal, Memorial Hermann will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.
For further information, contact:
Shannan K. Eades, PharmD, BCPPS
Program Director, PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Phone: (713) 704-2905