The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center uses PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) for their application procedure. All documents must be submitted via PhORCAS as part of the application process.

The following items must be received in the PhORCAS system by 11:59 pm on December 30, 2016 to initiate your application:

1. A letter describing your reasons for applying to this program

2. A current Curriculum Vitae

3. Transcript(s) as required by PhORCAS

4. Three letters of reference using the PhORCAS reference form

In addition to PhORCAS submission, the following items must be completed:

5. A Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center application for employment. This application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 30, 2016.

6. A one day on-site interview is required to complete the application process. Selected candidates will be invited to interview between January 16, 2017 and February 24, 2017.

Residency Program Director
Mark Thomas, MS, RPh, mark.thomas@cchmc.org
Chief Pharmacy Director and Medication Safety Officer
PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency Program Director
Division of Pharmacy
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue MLC 1011
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039

All candidates applying for the PGY2 Residency Program at Cincinnati Children's are required to prepare a 30 minute presentation on a topic of your choice to present during the on-site interview.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a participant in the ASHP Resident Matching Program; therefore, applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP Matching Program to be eligible for consideration. All applicants must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Ohio.

Current Cincinnati Children’s PGY1 residents may apply for early commitment by following the Pharmacy Residency Early Commitment Policy.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 628 bed tertiary care academic medical center which offers PGY2 Medication-Use Safety pharmacy residency training. The goal of the PGY2 Medication-Use Safety residency is to learn the fundamental skills required to become an organizational leader in the achievement of medication-use safety under direct supervision within the Pharmacy Division of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Individuals completing the residency program will have the skills needed to lead medication-use safety programs at pediatric institutions while maintaining both clinical and dispensing knowledge.

The outcomes of our program include demonstrating competency in 1) process improvement sciences 2) medication error analysis, implantation, and follow-up 3) leadership and management and 4) teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge.

The residency offers broad experiences including medical informatics, clinical rotations, operational workflow and improvement, and many leadership opportunities within and outside the department of pharmacy. The residency program tailors to the professional goals of the resident by complementing required activities with a wide selection of elective activities. As this program is in its infancy, there are many untapped resources to create and complete novel rotation experiences.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides the ideal tertiary and ambulatory care settings to foster the development of a contemporary pediatric pharmacy practitioner. The resident will participate in routine medication safety report evaluation, attend pertinent committee meetings, participate in P&T and Performance Improvement activities and contribute to the teaching activities of the department. The resident will participate in all aspects of medication therapy management provided at the Medical Center.

Each resident will be expected to complete a major residency project during the year. The project must deal with a subject pertinent to medication-use safety within the Medical Center. The resident is expected to complete the project and submit a written manuscript in a format suitable for publication.

As part of the total educational experience, the resident will be required to staff in the pharmacy every third weekend.

This one year residency begins June 1, 2017. The residency offers a stipend of $56,000 and full employee benefits. Applicants should be highly motivated Pharm.D. degreed pharmacists eligible for pharmacist licensure in Ohio as well as completing an accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program. Applicants must be participants in the ASHP matching program in order to be considered for the residency. Completed online application materials received by 11:59 pm on December 30, 2016 will receive preferential consideration for the on-site interview process.