Stipends and Benefits
In addition, residents receive educational leave to attend and participate in various pharmacy conferences, including but not limited to the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting in December and an appropriate specialty conference as determined by the RPD. Reimbursement for conference attendance will be addressed on a year-by-year basis.
2 openings available.
The Postgraduate Year Two Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Seattle Children’s is a one-year training program that provides opportunity to grow and learn in the exciting field of pediatrics! Experience is gained in a variety of clinical areas to meet resident needs and interest areas, with the end goal of becoming a well-rounded pediatric clinical pharmacist with eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS) examination. We are currently recruiting for 2 positions!
The orientation period will span from 4-8 weeks depending on the resident's experience coming into the program. This will include anticoagulation, TPN, and pharmacokinetics training to qualify for WA state collaborative practice agreements in these areas.
Required rotations include:
General Pediatrics (4 weeks)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
Ambulatory Care (longitudinal, resident will pick 1 for the year)
Solid organ transplant clinic-abdominal transplant
Solid organ transplant clinic-heart failure/heart transplant
Pulmonary clinic (with a focus on patients with Cystic Fibrosis)
Drug information (longitudinal)
Drug distribution and staffing (every 3rd weekend and one 4-hour PM shift per week)
Project time (divided over 4 weeks throughout the year)
This program is designed to be tailored to the resident's interest. Elective rotations include the following (each rotation is 4 weeks in length):
Cardiac transplant and heart failure
Bone marrow transplant
Transitions of care
Repeat of required rotation (general pediatrics, NICU, PICU, or oncology)
Teaching and precepting (the resident will have an opportunity to precept APPE students as well as PGY1 pediatric pharmacy residents); teaching certificate through the University of Washington is optional.
Additional rotation experiences as approved by the RPD
Pharmacy Residency Requirements
Complete and present a research project at a residency conference
Participate in teaching activities with students and residents
Present a 1 hour CE on a pediatric topic
Complete 2 projects for Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee as assigned
Complete parenteral nutrition, pharmacokinetic and anticoagulation competencies
Staff every 3rd weekend once orientation period is complete; one four-hour PM shift per week
Qualifications of the Applicant Going through the Match
Selected applicants will be required to meet Seattle Children’s preceptors for a virtual or in person interview in January or February. The applicant must meet the following general requirements:
Applicants must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency
PPS Midyear interview or equivalent meeting prior to application deadline (this may be waived by the RPD for applicants who are unable to attend the midyear clinical meeting)
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