The one-year specialty residency focuses on diverse experiences in pediatrics and neonatal medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. With almost 250-beds, the children’s hospital has 43 general pediatric beds, 16 pediatric intensive and cardiac intensive care beds, 90 neonatal intensive care and neonatal abstinence care beds, 12 progressive care beds, 26 newborn nursey beds, 11 sedation and procedural/observation beds, 17 bed behavioral health unit, and 21 dedicated pediatric emergency department beds. The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in the care of pediatric patients. Rotation schedules are tailored to the interests of the resident. Residents completing the program are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice along with written and oral communication skills. The pediatric residents participate in clinical research activities that are presented at a national meeting and submitted for publication. Residents participate in the on-call program, clinical rounds, didactic and experiential teaching, various scholarly activity, clinical conferences, grand rounds, and institutional or departmental committees. The program is affiliated with a nationally recognized college of pharmacy which provides residents with opportunities to engage in educational activities including precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on clinical rotations, facilitating group discussions, and didactic lectures.
PGY1: 15 vacation days (not including professional leave), 10 holidays, 4 bonus holidays, professional development travel funding
PGY2: 15 vacation days (not including professional leave), 10 holidays, 4 bonus holidays, professional development travel funding
Option to contribute to 403B Retirement, 5% of salary + 10% match, vested after 3 years
UK Healthcare is a 1040 bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. It serves as a primary care center for the citizens of Kentucky (#1 hospital in KY by US News & World Report) and includes services such as a Level 1 Trauma Center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke and epilepsy centers, an ECMO Center of Excellence, active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant centers, and an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of over 450 pharmacists within practice settings ranging from Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Transplant to Infusion Centers, Retail Pharmacy, and Specialty Pharmacy. Pharmacy service integration across the enterprise provides pharmacy residents countless opportunities to advance patient care and facilitate service growth.UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. ...We will support the organization’s education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers. The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.