The PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 medication safety residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners in medication safety or informatics by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or coordinating and implementing improvements that advance medication therapy or medication safety. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist, faculty positions, leadership roles in medication safety, policy development, or informatics, and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Program Overview:

The PGY2 Medication Use Safety Residency Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a 12 month post-graduate curriculum that offers opportunities to develop the skills required to become an organizational leader in medication safety.

Core Rotations: All rotations are required.

Learning Experience  Duration 
Orientation  1 month 
Central Operations  1 month 
Hospital System Administration  1 month 
Informatics  1 month 
Clinical Automation  12 months
Oncology Operations  1 month 
Leadership-Scholarship-Education  12 months 
Antimicrobial Stewardship  1 month 
Patient Care I - Selective  1 month 
Patient Care II - Selective  1 month 
Research Project  1 month