Pacific Pharmacist Career Pathways
Supported by the Office of Student Affairs
The purpose of this specialty residency is developing knowledge and skills to provide expert pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients. Experiences may include all aspects of pediatric care: Pediatric ICU/Neonatal ICU, hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, neurology, infectious diseases, nutrition support, pulmonary medicine, longitudinal ambulatory care experience, etc. Pharmacists completing this residency will obtain skills and competencies to allow them to become a clinical pharmacist specialist in pediatrics.
Pediatric pharmacy practice is a challenging area of practice because most medications are not well studied in children and there are few guidelines to follow therefore you must be able to think on you own to sometimes determine dosages, avoid medication errors, and provide appropriate treatment options.
Here is an example of the training experience a PGY2 Pediatric resident would receive:
Actively participate in clinical pharmacy services such as therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition support, and pediatric specialty clinics
Multidisciplinary activities within in the Children’s Center, such as Pediatric Grand Rounds, daily work rounds, pediatric noon conferences and core lectures, morbidity and mortality conferences, pediatric oncology case conferences, pediatric nutrition advisory meetings, pediatric pain rounds, pediatric infectious disease conferences, and neonatology journal clubs
Patient care experiences and conferences
Precepting and didactic teaching opportunities of pharmacy students
Designing, conducting, completing, and presenting a major research project and drug use evaluation
Participating in the peer-review of journal manuscript submissions