PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. 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, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. Indiana University Health’s Pediatric Pharmacy Residency fosters the knowledge of pediatric pharmacotherapy and promotes the provision of high quality pediatric patient care. The program develops the resident to be an independent practitioner providing high-level pharmaceutical care to acute general and subspecialty pediatric patients.
The PGY2 pharmacy residency in pediatrics is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of pediatric patients. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for pediatric patients, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care. These residents acquire the capacity to deliver evidence-based care to pediatric patients within the limitations presented by the shortage of research in the use of medications in this patient population.
The PGY2 resident is expected to demonstrate an advanced understanding and practice level for the care of the pediatric patient. This will be demonstrated through the resident’s self-initiative to thoroughly investigate all aspects of pharmaceutical care. Beyond the basic care needs for the patient, examples of this are as follows (but are not limited to): appropriately challenging the rationale of drug therapy (primary team or consult recommendations), directing appropriate documentation of therapy plans and ensuring appropriate follow-through, pursing advanced literature searches to validate or refute patient therapies, demonstrate an advanced ability to appropriately prioritize patient care triaging with higher workloads, demonstrate an advanced ability to respond to all patient care needs and assignments in a timely manner with minimal back up support from preceptor. Additionally, the resident will demonstrate self-directed learning and evaluation to advance his/her understanding of all aspects of pediatric pharmaceutical care.
Pediatric pharmacy residency graduates will serve health care organizations successfully as the ultimate resource for information about medications used in the care of children and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in decision-making related to the use or modification of guidelines for the care of individual patients and for participation in organizational planning for, implementation of, and maintenance of technology and automation systems.
Exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in pediatric practice areas. Groomed for practice leadership, pediatric pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for pediatric patients; to deliver effective training to those health care professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
Earn an “Achieved” status on at least 80% of the program objectives
Successfully complete a research project with manuscripts
Successfully complete an ACPE accredited presentation
Complete 12 months of training
Successfully serve on a Pediatric or Academic Workgroup Committee by attending 80% of the meetings
Successfully participate in at least one practice management initiative affecting the pediatric population at Indiana University Health
The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required.
All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.
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