Pharmacy Residency Program
The PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Children's Hospitals and Clinics is designed to provide the first-year resident with a wide variety of clinical and professional experiences in pediatrics. Residents will complete required rotations and have approximately 3 months to complete elective learning experiences in areas of their interest.
The PGY2 pediatric specialty residency at Children's Hospitals and Clinics is designed to provide the second-year resident with a year of more focused training in pediatrics. The Depending on the PGY2 resident's prior experience, he/she will complete required rotations and will have greater flexibility to complete elective learning experiences in areas of their interest.
Residents will complete a residency project, participate in department initiatives, hospital committees, and clinical educational programs for patients/families and hospital staff. In addition to on-site educational programs, residents also have the opportunity to teach in a pediatric pharmacotherapy course at the University of Minnesota.
The purpose of our ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program is to provide experience and knowledge which foster the development of skills to fulfill the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice. Residents completing the pharmacy practice residency program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics shall be able to:
- Manage and improve the medication-use process
- Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
- Exercise leadership and practice management skills
- Demonstrate project management skills
- Provide medication and practice-related education/training
- Utilize medical informatics
- Participate in the management of medical emergencies
- Demonstrate additional competencies that contribute to working successfully in the health care environment
Upon completion of this residency program, the residency graduate shall be prepared to successfully fulfill the requirements of a clinical staff pharmacist working with pediatric patients in a clinical setting.
The purpose of our ASHP-accreditation pending PGY2 pediatric specialty residency program is to provide experience and knowledge which foster the development of skills to fulfill the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice. Residents completing the pharmacy practice residency program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics shall be able to:
- Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills in the pediatric patient care setting
- Optimize the care of inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients by providing evidence-based , patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
- Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat pediatric patients
- Evaluate, manage, and improve the medication-use process in pediatric patient care areas
- Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for pediatric health care professionals, health care professionals in training, and the public
- Conduct pediatric pharmacy research
- Demonstrate added skills for functioning effectively in the pediatric pharmacy practice environment
- Conduct outcomes research
- Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting
More about the program
Program Overview An overview of the Pharmacy Residency Program
Frequently Asked Questions 15 questions and answers to help you understand the application process and what is expected of residents, and to discover the opportunities that are available at Children's.
How to Apply Details about eligibility guidelines, the application process, and where, when, and how to submit your information.
Resource Links Recommended links about working at Children's, living in Minnesota, obtaining pharmacist licensing, and locating pharmacy organizations.
Meet Our Preceptors and Residents
The Pharmacy department at Children's includes 19 preceptors and three residents between the Minneapolis and St. Paul hospital campuses. Each person brings unique skills and passion to their role in creating a highly respected and experienced team focused on delivering next generation care.
About Children's of Minnesota
Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, we are one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the U.S., with 381 staffed beds at our two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's provides care through over 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year. Read more about Children's