The Children's National Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program provides learning experiences centered on patient care and practice management that will enable residency graduates to pursue advanced clinical pharmacist and clinical specialist positions in pediatrics after completion of the program. The residency program will also provide teaching opportunities that will develop pedagogical skills in the context of adjunct faculty appointment with affiliated pharmacy schools. An optional teaching certificate program will be available through the University of Maryland (this will be required for residents who have not previously completed one). The Division of Pharmacy is affiliated with Howard University School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University and Shenandoah University as well as other pharmacy schools around the country.
Over 100 pharmacists have completed a residency at Children’s National since the start of the program in 1980. Children’s National is a participating member of the ASHP Residency Matching Program. The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency has been accredited since 2012 with three positions available (2 for the traditional/non-emphasis program and 1 for the critical care emphasis program).
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and American Pharmacists Association Immunization Certifications are preferred.
Potential candidates for the Pharmacy Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Residency Program should submit an application in accordance with the date listed in PhORCAS. The residency year begins on July 1st. The items below should be submitted with your application through PhORCAS:
Current Curriculum Vitae
It should include (but not be limited to) schools or universities attended (including dates), degrees conferred or expected, honors and awards, extracurricular activities, work experience, clinical rotations (completed and scheduled), and other pertinent information.
Three letters of recommendation
Two of which are from clinical or academic faculty and one from the most recent employer
Each individual who is writing a recommendation will submit directly to PhORCAS. Each reference writer must provide comments in at least three fields, in particular:
Independence and resourcefulness
Ability to work with peers and communicate effectively
Emotional stability and maturity
An on-site or virtual interview at Children’s National Hospital is required. Applicants will be invited to interview based upon their applications, personal statements and letters of recommendation at a mutually convenient time during late January to early March.
Children’s National Hospital (CNH) has been serving the Washington metropolitan area for 150 years and ranks amongst the best pediatric hospitals in the country.
- Children’s National Hospital - the area’s only comprehensive pediatric network- offers all the care the family needs, from critical emergencies to primary care health.
- Children’s Hospital- over 320 licensed beds
- 7 Regional Outpatient Centers
- Two Suburban Ambulatory Surgical Locations
- 7 Community-Based Health Centers
- Hearing and Speech Center
- Community-Based Primary Care Pediatricians
- The network provides comprehensive care from hospitalization to outpatient care in more than 40 subspecialties.
- Children’s is located near the US Capitol, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine.
- The hospital serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency trauma care, as well as cancer, neonatology, and critical care.
- Children’s is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.