Year-Two Pharmacy Residency Program

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers one (1) 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 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, as well as providers within the Emory Healthcare System.

About Our Program

Placement in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s PGY-2 residency program offers the opportunity to train at one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country. Ranked No. 2 in solid organ transplantation nationwide, Children’s performed over 80 pediatric liver, heart, and kidney transplants in 2016 alone.

Read about our nationally recognized transplant programs

Requirements for acceptance

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have:

  • Pharm. D. or equivalent experience
  • Eligibility for Georgia licensure
  • Completed PGY-1 residency

Required rotations

Required rotations may change from year to year, depending on our needs.

Required rotations include:

  • Orientation – Train as licensed pharmacists, learning basic pharmacy operations and how to process medication orders
  • Liver transplant – Care for pediatric liver transplant patients from referral to transplantation by participating in daily rounds and outpatient clinics
  • Heart transplant – Care for pediatric heart transplant patients from referral to transplantation by participating in daily rounds and outpatient clinics
  • Kidney transplant – Care for pediatric kidney transplant patients from referral to transplantation by participating in daily rounds and outpatient clinics
  • Pediatric critical care – Rotate through both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Infectious disease transplant – Develop a knowledge base of specific infectious disease concerns encountered in the transplant population
  • Transplant quality – Learn and participate in organizational development and monitoring of requirements for both the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Adult transplant – Participate in adult transplantation rotations in partnership with Emory Healthcare
  • Longitudinal transplant clinic – Participate in this weekly clinic for the length of the residency year

Elective rotations

Elective rotations include:

  • Bone marrow transplant (BMT) Focuses on describing pathophysiology of disorders and managing complications associated with pharmaceutical care plans for BMT patients
  • Investigational drug service (IDS)/research rotation – Teaches how to manage the pharmaceutical requirements of a clinical research trial, new drug development process and regulations governing IDS
  • Medication safety/quality Educates about the role of the pharmacist in ensuring medication safety
  • Transplant preceptorship - Offers the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for the fourth-year pharmacy students

How to apply

  1. Apply through PhORCAS  (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service).
  2. Complete the online Children's application
  3. Upload the following information to PhORCAS prior to December 31, 2017
    1. PGY-2 residency application
    2. Letter of intent
    3. College of pharmacy transcripts
    4. Curriculum vitae
    5. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Once we receive all required materials, we will notify applicants of their interview status.

Contact us

For more information about our PGY-2 residency program, please contact:

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

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