Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and UTHSC PGY2 Pediatric Residency
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
In 1976 The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital partnered to create a pediatric pharmacy residency program making it one of the oldest pediatric residency programs in the country. Since that time over 120 individuals have completed their post-doctoral training in this program.
The Pharmacy Department at LBCH utilizes an integrated model to provide patient and family centered pharmaceutical care. Clinical pharmacists provide medication order verification, adverse drug reaction monitoring, therapeutic drug monitoring, anticoagulation monitoring, patient and family education, student and resident precepting and numerous other clinical activities as a respected member of the health care team.
Our programs provide residents with the knowledge and skills required to become competent clinical pharmacy practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care in a variety of practice settings.
Residents are expected to complete a major research project relating to pediatric pharmacy practice in an area of interest, complete a medication use evaluation, provide education to patients, pharmacy students and other health professionals in a variety of formal and informal settings, serve on various departmental committees, and participate in departmental projects. Residents also interact with preceptors in journal clubs, patient case presentations, and leadership development. PGY2 Residents serve as Co-Chief Residents for the duration of the residency year. A detailed list of residency requirements is provided during the interview process.
Application requirements are available on our website: http://www.lebonheur.org/pharmacy residency
About Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Site Special Features: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded based on the mission “to find cures for children with catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” The Pharmaceutical Department at St. Jude mirrors this unique institutional commitment by providing the best pharmaceutical care required for each child at St. Jude while always working to integrate research findings into clinical care as quickly as possible. We are leaders in the new field of integrating pharmacogenetics tests into patient care.
Multisite: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LBCH) is the partner site for the PGY2 ID training, providing an advanced pharmacy practice setting for ID experiences in general pediatrics (including in the emergency department), pediatric and neonatal critical care, and antimicrobial stewardship. LBCH is a 255-bed freestanding children’s hospital with a level one trauma center and is the primary pediatric training site for the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.