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Children's Colorado pharmacy residency programs
Our pharmacy residency programs prepare pharmacists to be skilled clinical practitioners within an atmosphere of educational growth, encouragement, respect and transparent communication.
Our pharmacy residents benefit from our integrative, clinical approach to patient care that goes far beyond drug procurement and dispensing.
We pride ourselves in developing highly qualified pharmaceutical practitioners that are capable of providing high-quality, patient-centered care within the diverse areas of clinical and operational pediatric pharmacy practice.
We aim to cultivate and develop leadership skills so that pharmacists completing our programs will conduct their practice with a high level of leadership, expertise and maturity, and will be able to excel and assume leadership roles in various pediatric healthcare settings.
The pharmacy residency program at Children’s Colorado includes:
Pharmacy residents at Children's Colorado are valuable members of the pharmacy team.
The program’s practice experience requires residents to develop problem-solving skills, utilize effective communication techniques, hone supervisory skills and exercise strict attention to detail.
Residents gain this valuable, practice experience by staffing as a registered pharmacist every other weekend as a PGY-1 or every fourth weekend as a PGY-2. Shifts generally vary, and will alternate between days and evenings, with residents staffing operational or clinical shifts according to their previous experience.
During the week, residents will occasionally staff a “clinical staffing day” where they work in place of their preceptor, acting as the clinical pharmacist for the unit that they’re on-rotation for. In this experience, our residents play a key role in helping the department to function and to succeed in achieving our goals.
Residents must successfully complete a major project to fulfill the requirements of both the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs. These projects focus on pediatric issues pertinent to clinical practice and quality improvement at Children's Colorado. The emphasis of each resident’s major project allows for them to contribute a valuable service to the department and the hospital, while the process allows the residents to develop their skills in medical literature review, technical writing, data collection and assessment, manuscript preparation and general organizational and leadership skills.
Residents are required to present all major projects at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) annual meeting, and they are encouraged to pursue publication of their major project, if applicable.
Application deadline: December 30, 2017
The residency program begins on July 1 of each year
For more information, contact Jennifer.Hamner@childrenscolorado.org, Residency Program Director, or call 720-777-8155.
The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Children’s Colorado is a 12-month, ASHP-accredited program that trains residents to be confident, highly skilled medical experts. Our residency provides valuable training in the various aspects of pharmacology and pediatrics through a customizable program comprised of four-week modules.
Our diverse program provides residents with an unparalleled educational experience, transforming them into authoritative resources and experts in the application, administration, research and innovation of pharmacotherapy.
We aim to provide our residents with a solid foundation upon which they can build their medical careers. As such, each resident is required to complete the following four-week rotations:
To provide our residents with individualized, comprehensive educational experiences, each resident is encouraged to pursue clinical areas that interest them. Residents may choose from the following elective rotations, each lasting four to six weeks:
Cardiac Intensive Care
Bone marrow transplant
Pediatric pain management
Solid organ transplant
Residents may choose to participate in a second clinical rotation, in addition to the required ambulatory care rotation.
Please note that the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program is designed to cater to the individual needs and learning goals of each resident, therefore, we’re able to arrange other sub-specialty rotations.
In order to provide a well-rounded program with real-world applications, the following experiences are also included in the PGY-1 residency program:
To be eligible for the PGY-1 residency program at Children’s Colorado, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
Our PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy residency is not only ASHP-accredited, but is also highly flexible to accommodate each resident’s unique interests. This isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” program, but instead one that allows residents to sub-specialize in one of four tracks according to their interests.
The required rotations within each track are based on the resident’s baseline knowledge in pediatrics. Furthermore, a resident may also combine tracks to create an individualized educational experience.
Residents may complete any of the sub-specialty rotations listed above or any of the following rotations, each four to six weeks in duration:
In order to provide a well-rounded program that produces pediatric pharmacy experts, the following experiences are also included in the PGY-2 residency program:
To be eligible for the PGY-2 residency program at Children’s Colorado, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: