Our Pharmacy Residency Program offers two postgraduate year-one pharmacy residency positions. We have designed our program for first-year residency applicants with a primary interest in pediatrics.
Our participants gain valuable experience at Children’s at Egleston and Children’s at Scottish Rite, academic sites for Emory University School of Medicine. Residents also may work at Children’s at Hughes Spalding—our hospital location that trains medical residents from Morehouse College of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.
Special requirements for acceptance: doctorate in pharmacy or equivalent experience and eligibility for Georgia licensure
NMS Code: 24013
Program: postgraduate year one pharmacy
Duration: 12 months
Number of positions: two
Application deadline: Jan. 11, 2013
Starting date: July 1, 2013
Interview required: yes
Estimated stipend: $42,000
Required and Elective Resident Rotations
Residents spend time at Children’s at Egleston and Children’s at Scottish Rite during clinical rotations. Based on a participant’s specific goals, the residency is tailored to provide staffing coverage at each rotation site. Required rotations may change from year to year, depending on our needs. The required rotations for our pharmacy residents include:
Pediatric critical care
Elective rotations may include:
Advanced critical care
Bone marrow transplant
Cardiac intensive care
Investigational Drug Service (IDS)
Operating room anesthesia
Solid organ transplant (heart, renal and liver)
Each resident has one year to complete a major research project in an area of interest. During each residency year, we attempt to include residents in almost every aspect of pharmacy practice, including adverse drug reaction, medication errors and quality improvement reporting.
Residents will participate in writing their project as a manuscript for submission to publications, drug reviews and other projects to improve their written communication. They also will enhance their speaking skills by presenting at pharmacy grand rounds, inservices and lectures for nurses, pharmacists or physicians.
During this residency, pharmaceutical care for the patient is a critical goal. Residents will be responsible for total patient pharmaceutical care on many of their rotations by rounding and overseeing the dispensing process. Participants rotate through Children’s at Egleston, Children’s at Hughes Spalding and Children’s at Scottish Rite to fulfill this eight-hour weekly staffing requirement.
Pharmacists have become an integral part of technology implementation, from automated dispensing machines to smart pump technology. Our residents will be exposed to the various technology used at our institution.
The pharmacokinetic service monitors patients on a daily basis. A pharmacist is on-call 24 hours a day to assist with dosing patients. Residents rotate weekends to assist with this service.
We provide health and life insurance, a dental plan, ten personal days and travel assistance for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference.