Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital offers a twelve-month Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program with an emphasis in pediatrics. The PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to build upon an educational foundation of clinical skills and knowledge. Through experiences in patient centered care, pharmacy operations, and leadership the resident will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and confidence in pharmaceutical care. The PGY1 resident can anticipate focus on developing a solid foundation in pharmacy practice while working towards independence using basic fundamental clinical skills throughout the 12-month residency. After completion, the resident will be prepared for an opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacist or seek additional specialized training in the area of pediatrics. PGY1 residents will be expected to complete a project suitable for submission for publication upon completion of their residency year. Required Rotations include: Ambulatory Care (longitudinal), Pediatric Medicine (2 months), Practice Management (longitudinal) and 1 month each of the following: Pediatric Critical Care, Cardiology (ICU or step-down), Neonatal Intensive Care, Oncology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, NICU-TPN, and Orientation. Project days are provided throughout the year. Elective rotations and other learning experiences will be tailored to the resident's interests. A teaching certificate program will be offered for interested residents.
**Note: We will not conduct interviews for our PGY1 program during PPS. Please visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center booth (4663/4667) at the residency showcase on Monday, December 9th from 1-4pm. We look forward to meeting you!
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee by July 31st.
To Apply for Residency: Interested applicants should submit the following through PhORCAS: Curriculum Vitae, letter of interest to Alison G. Grisso, PharmD, BCPPS, three letters of reference from Pharmacy faculty or supervisory pharmacists (PhORCAS form must have comments on 50% of the items) and official pharmacy school transcripts. Final acceptance is dependent on required Vanderbilt University Medical Center online application, drug screening and background check.
About Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
The pediatric pharmacy provides comprehensive
services to all patients and health care professionals at
Children’s Hospital. Our staff is specially trained to
provide patient-focused pharmaceutical care 24 hours
a day. Safe and effective medication therapy is our