PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Purpose

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 pediatric pharmacy. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Residency Description

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month residency providing concentrated training in pediatric clinical pharmacy practice. The program is designed to prepare the resident to serve as an integral part of interprofessional teams caring for pediatric patients, incorporating evidence-based care in decisions made by the team and providing leadership in medication-related issues. Residents of the program will have the opportunity to provide care in a wide variety of settings, including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as subspecialties such as pediatric cardiology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, solid organ transplant, and emergency care. Residents completing the program will be prepared to manage pediatric pharmacy operations, including supervision of staff and optimization of technology to aid in medication preparation and administration. In addition, they will possess the skills to deliver effective training to health care professionals, conduct research, and lead quality improvement initiatives.

The residency offers training in general and subspecialty pediatrics, critical care (PICU, CICU, NICU), emergency medicine, transplantation, ambulatory patient care, and practice management. The residency program tailors to the professional goals of the resident by complementing required rotations with a wide selection of elective rotations.

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 daily patient centered interdisciplinary rounds, 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 in addition to a quality improvement project. The project must deal with a subject pertinent to pharmaceutical care services within the Medical Center. It must be of direct benefit to patient care. 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 the pharmacy every third weekend. The resident will cover distributive activities during this service component.

This one year residency begins July 1. The residency offers a stipend of $56,000 and full employee benefits.


Applicants should be highly motivated Pharm.D. degreed pharmacists who have completed a PGY1 residency and are eligible for pharmacist licensure in Ohio. Applicants must be participants in the ASHP matching program or a current PGY1 eligible for early commitment in order to be considered for the residency. Completed online application materials received by 11:59 pm on December 30 will receive preferential consideration for the on-site interview process. Learn more about the application process.