Pharmacy residency program overview

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s pharmacy residency program offers opportunities for both first- and second-year residents.

About the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency

The PGY1 pharmacy practice residency 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 three months to complete elective learning experiences in areas of their interest.

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 are able to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • 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 healthcare environment

Upon completion of this residency program, residency graduates are prepared to successfully fulfill the requirements of a clinical staff pharmacist working with pediatric patients in a clinical setting.

About the PGY2 pediatric specialty residency

The PGY2 pediatric specialty residency at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 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 as well as 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-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 are 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 healthcare professionals, healthcare 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

Upon completion of the PGY2 residency program, residency graduates are prepared to successfully fulfill the requirements of a pediatric pharmacy clinical specialist working with pediatric patients in a clinical setting. Graduates of this program will be qualified to serve as a clinical adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy and be eligible for attainment of board certification in pediatrics.

Find out more about our program:

  • Program overview: An overview of the pharmacy residency program — from the orientation and compensation to responsibilities and evaluations
  • Frequently asked questions: Questions and answers that help you understand the application process, know what’s expected of residnts and discover the opportunities available at Children’s
  • How to apply: Details about eligibility guidelines, the application process, and where, when, and how to submit your information
  • Meet our preceptors: Read biographies of the preceptors at our Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals
  • Resource links: Recommended links about working at Children’s, living in Minnesota, obtaining pharmacist licensing and locating pharmacy organizations

Questions?

Contact us for more information.

LEARN MORE

We take medications seriously. After all, they are an important part of our patients’ treatment. View information about the Children's Pharmacy Department.