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Liver transplant pharmacist with boy patient in clinic

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers both PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant residencies with the opportunity to grow professionally while working as part of an elite interdisciplinary team on-site at our hospitals. With multiple rotation sites around Atlanta, Children’s offers the unique opportunity to experience pharmacy practice both in a community hospital setting, on our Scottish Rite campus, and in a teaching hospital setting, at Egleston hospital.

Each resident has one year to complete a major research project in an area of interest, resulting in a manuscript worthy of submission for publication. In addition to honing written communication skills, residents will enhance their confidence in public speaking through a variety of opportunities for professional presentations. Each year, residents will present during pharmacy Grand Rounds; provide in-services for nurses, pharmacists and physicians; and complete a poster session for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) conference.

Review our pharmacy residency packet.

Children’s offers two postgraduate year-one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency positions. These 12-month positions are designed for first-year residency applicants with a primary interest in pediatrics and a desire to build skills in not only pharmacy practice but also research and communication.

Learning Experiences


    Required rotations (4 weeks)

  • Orientation
  • Drug information/Pharmacokinetics
  • Practice Management
  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Critical Care: Resident will choose at least one rotation
    • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Pediatric Immunocompromised: Resident will choose at least one rotation
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Transplant
  • Longitudinal clinic: once a week
    • Cystic fibrosis clinic
    • Transplant clinic

    Elective rotations (2-4 weeks)

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Pulmonology/Cystic fibrosis
  • Antimicrobial stewardship/infectious disease
  • Investigational drug service
  • Medication safety/Quality improvement
  • Palliative Care
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric Rehab and medically complex
  • Advanced critical care: Pediatric critical care rotations can be repeated as an elective rotation
  • Preceptorship (optional): Teaching certificate program offered through Mercer University

Staffing and on-call requirements

Residents will rotate weekends to gain firsthand experience in critical care areas while staffing our pharmacy. Each resident will be expected to cover one major and one minor holiday during his 12-month experience.

How do I apply?

Eligibility Requirements

A doctorate in pharmacy or equivalent experience and eligibility for Georgia licensure are required to be considered for this program.

Application for PGY-1 Advanced Pharmacy Residency

An interview will be scheduled for selected candidates.

Children’s offers one postgraduate year-two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency position. This 12-month position is designed for a second-year residency applicant with primary interests in pediatric solid organ transplantation. Residents gain valuable experience working closely with interdisciplinary providers at Egleston hospital, as well as providers within the Emory Healthcare System.

Learning Experiences


    Elective rotations

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Investigational drug service/Research
  • Medication safety/Quality improvement
  • Antimicrobial stewardship/ID
  • Preceptorship (optional): Teaching certificate program offered through Mercer University

Staffing and on-call requirements

The pharmacy department at Children’s provides 24-hour-a-day on-call pharmacokinetic services to manage dosing of critical medications for our patients. Our residents will assist with our Clinical On-Call service one weekend per month and staff our intensive care unit (ICU) satellite pharmacy two shifts per month. Each resident will be expected to cover one major and one minor holiday during his 12-month experience.

How do I apply?

Eligibility requirements

  • PharmD or equivalent experience
  • Eligibility for Georgia licensure
  • PGY-1 residency completion

Application for PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

Once we receive all required materials, we will notify applicants of their interview status.

Benefits offered to residents

Children’s provides all residents with:

  • Health and life insurance
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Accrued paid time off and personal days
  • Nine holidays
  • Education and travel assistance for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) midyear clinical meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference

Learn More About Children’s and Get an In-Depth Look at Some of Our Opportunities

  • Tola Adu, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Rachel Carroll, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Lucy Chiao, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Jane Chen, PharmD, MS
  • Mariela Duval, PharmD
  • A.J. Fernandez, PharmD
  • Helen Giannopoulos, PharmD
  • Sherika Haire-Kendall, PharmD
  • Kaley Hughes, PharmD
  • Emily Kurzen, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Rochelle Schmidt Liverman, PharmD
  • Whitney Moore, PharmD
  • Shelby Newton, PharmD
  • Timothy Stacy, MBA, RPh
  • Staci Serluco, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jennifer Sterner-Allison, PharmD
  • Katie Thompson, PharmD
  • Juwon Yim, PharmD, MPH, BCPPS
  • Hania Riad Zaki, PharmD
  • Susanne Youssef, RPh
  • Joshua Branstetter, PharmD
  • Jillian Mantione, PharmD
  • Hema Patel, PharmD

If you have questions or are seeking additional information about our pharmacy residency programs, contact:

Rochelle Liverman, PharmD
Pharmacy Transplant Specialist and Residency Director
Phone: 404-785-1414
Fax: 404-785-1677
Email: rochelle.liverman@choa.org

Timothy Stacy, MBA, RPh
Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition
Phone: 404-785-5389
Fax: 404-785-1677
Email: timothy.stacy@choa.org