Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on PGY1 residency education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacy specialists responsible for medication-related care of pediatric patients with a wide range of conditions and eligible for board certification (BCPPS).
Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based medication management, communication, lifelong learning, leadership and patient safety in the unique setting of a children’s hospital (Rotations will be primarily at the Akron campus but with opportunities at the Mahoning Valley campus as well)
Assist with precepting pharmacy students from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Staffing component every third weekend and two 4-hour evening shifts per month including coverage of one major and one minor holiday
One position available
Prepare for a clinical pharmacy specialist position within a pediatric setting
Submitted for ASHP Pre-Candidate Status
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Longitudinal Core Rotations:
Ambulatory Care clinic
NEOMED Teaching Certificate – Track 2 (12 months)
Potential Elective Rotations (based on availability):
The director and preceptors recognize the importance of tailoring the experiences to the resident’s personal career goals. Potential elective rotations include:
Ambulatory Care/Specialty Pharmacy
Bone Marrow Transport
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (at Aultman in Canton or Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Office Building of Boardman)
Repeat core rotation
BLS (Basic Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support, optional)
Two journal club presentations (fall and spring)
Two formal 60-minute presentations (patient case and controversial topic)
Drug use evaluation or clinical guideline (determined by needs of department)
Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program (PharmD)
Completion of a PGY-1 pharmacy residency program
Current and valid state of Ohio pharmacist license (or ability to get license in first 90 days)
Application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS and should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Application deadline is December 29th, 2023.
In your letter of intent (max 2 pages), please address at least the following questions:
Why are you choosing to complete a PGY-2 residency in pediatrics and what do you have to offer Akron Children’s Hospital?
What specific goals do you want to accomplish during your PGY-2 residency and how do you think Akron Children’s Hospital will help you to accomplish your goals?
What would you describe as your strengths and weaknesses?
Please address all correspondence/questions to:
Chelsea Cooley, PharmD, BCPPS
PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director
About Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in northeast Ohio and is ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. To ensure families have convenient access to our pediatric care, we have 2 hospital campuses, 6 regional health centers, and 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio. We also partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals coming to a total of 462 inpatient beds providing care to residents throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1890, Akron Children's Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of children through outstanding quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and research. Akron Children’s hospital leads the way to healthier futures for children with more than a million patient visits a year.
Composed of two primary campuses, Akron and Mahoning Valley (Boardman), with additional sites at Cleveland Clinic - Akron General, Aultman, Lorain, St. Elizabeth’s (Boardman), St. Joseph’s (Warren), Summa Akron City, and Wooster.
Akron Childre...n's Hospital is committed to remaining an independent, community-governed organization because we believe that this enables us to best achieve our mission and vision and preserve our unique culture. Akron Children's Hospital will be an innovative leader in improving child health and providing high-quality care.
Akron Children’s Hospital promises: 1. To treat every child as we would our own.; 2. To treat others as they want? to be treated.; and 3. To turn no child away for any reason.
Akron Children's has earned Best Children's Hospitals rankings by US News & World Report for 2023-2024 in pediatric diabetes/endocrinology.
State-of-the-art electronic medical record with computerized physician order entry and intravenous pump integration.