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Postgraduate Year Two - Pediatric Residency Program

Purpose and Mission Statement of the PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program

Mission Statement:

The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences to advance the resident's clinical skills, knowledge base and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pediatric pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Purpose Statement:

The residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY-1 residency program experience to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of pediatrics. Our program is designed to equip the PGY 2 resident with the skills necessary to optimize pediatric care as independent practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge by incorporating both into the provision of medication management. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and poise them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.

Core Clinical Rotations

Post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Required core rotations are four to six weeks and include the following:

  • Orientation - abbreviated if early commit PGY1
  • Pediatric Medical/Surgical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care I
  • Pediatric Intensive Care II
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Scholarly Research

Longitudinal: In addition to the above rotations, residents will be involved in the following core rotations as longitudinal experiences:

  • Project Management
  • PGY2 Newsletter (The Dose of Pediatrics)
  • Clinical Practice Advancement
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership - exempt if early commit PGY1
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service)
  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Teaching Certificate Program - exempt if previously obtained

Elective rotations include the following:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Elective
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Service Experience

The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experience will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident’s quarterly evaluation. Residents are required to staff two 8-hour weekend shifts a month starting in August through June.

Facts

Duration/Type: 12-month residency

Number of Positions: 1

Application Deadline: Jan. 1

Starting Date: First week of July

Estimated Stipend: $45,000

Interview Required: Yes

Training Site: Free-standing pediatric hospital

Number of PICU Beds: 16

Number of NICU Beds: 64

Total Beds: 128

Benefits 

  • Free parking
  • Discounted meals
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Personal desk with desktop
  • Personal laptop
  • 7.39 hours of PTO accrued every two weeks
  • Professional conference reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE accredited continuing education
  • Medical insurance (health, dental, vision, life)

Julie Tremblay, PharmD, BCPPS

Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program Director
Julie.Tremblay@LeeHealth.org