Children's of Alabama is a free-standing, not for profit, pediatric teaching hospital. Children's offers three (3) ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency positions annually for applicants with a primary interest in pediatric pharmacy practice.
PGY-1 residents are provided with a broad variety of required pediatric experiences, including pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric intensive care, hematology/oncology, neonatal intensive care, pulmonary, nephrology, and infectious diseases. In addition, residents participate in longitudinal experiences in pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, anticoagulation, drug information, pharmacy operations, project management, and practice management and have training in code/trauma response and ketogenic diet management. Elective opportunities allow residents to focus on areas of interest. Available electives include blood and bone marrow transplant, toxicology, cardiology, investigational drug study, emergency medicine, medication safety, advanced practice experiences in core rotations, and additional experiences tailored to resident areas of interest.
A teaching and learning certificate program is included and certification in BLS and PALS is provided. Residents qualify for Children’s of Alabama benefits and receive travel and meeting registration reimbursement for the fall AlSHP meeting, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and annual PPA meeting. Residents receive an estimated annual stipend of $55,162. One PGY2 position is available onsite for which our PGY1 residents may early commit. This position is provided through a collaborative agreement with Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Please see their listing for further details.
Application requirements include: Pharm.D. degree, eligibility for Alabama licensure, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, pharmacy school transcript, three letters of recommendation (including one from an employer or supervisor), photograph of applicant, and interview including presentation to preceptors. Applications accepted using PhORCAS and the NMS. No person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
Children’s of Alabama (COA) is a private, not-for-profit, free-standing pediatric hospital, and with more than 3.5 million square feet, is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. COA is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report. COA is a regional referral center, offering diverse inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside and at more than a dozen other sites across the state. COA is a primary training site for health care professionals and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation. COA is the only health system in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. Our mission is to provide the finest pediatric health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education. Pharmaceutical care services include therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, code/trauma team participation, and investigational drug study support.