Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Residency Program


Thank you for your interest in our ASHP accredited post-graduate year two (PGY2) specialty residency in pediatrics. This innovative, focused residency program is designed to train residents to become confident and competent pharmacists in pediatric care.

Jake Brockmeyer, Pharm.D.
2019-2020 Pediatric Resident
Jake Brockmeyer, Pharm.D.

Pediatric residency mission statement

The mission of the pediatric residency program is to train competent, confident and independent clinical pharmacists in a pediatric health-system setting. Through education, multidisciplinary teamwork and research the resident will obtain skills necessary to provide quality pharmaceutical care and function as a clinical pharmacist/specialist in pediatrics.

Program overview

The post graduate year two (PGY2) pediatric pharmacy residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is a specialty training program that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice in pediatric patients.  The program is flexible and allows the resident to focus their experience in a pediatric subspecialty.

PGY2 program purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
The goals of the PGY2 residency program in pediatrics is are:

  1. To train competent pharmacists and innovative practitioners who can provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services in a dynamic and challenging environment
  2. To develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. To train practitioners who can provide accurate and timely drug information related to hematology/oncology
  4. To train practitioners who can develop and implement drug policies, utilizing rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy related to hematology/oncology
  5. To educate health care professionals, students, patients and the community about appropriate medication use and safety
  6. To train professionals to become leaders within the pharmacy profession

Program structure

Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments in pediatrics. Our approach in the provision of pharmaceutical care is to provide comprehensive, patient-oriented services. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The practice model integrates distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level, and is supported by centralized drug distribution, support functions and management systems.
Residents participate in many clinical activities, including collection of data for Medication Utilization Evaluations (MUEs), in-services to the staff during their clinical rotations and inpatient medication teaching to patients. PGY2 pediatric residents regularly participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and Safe Medication Practices Committee. In addition to clinical services, the residents serve as preceptors to pharmacy students and post-graduate year one (PGY1) residents.

Residency requirements

  1. Complete and present a research project
  2. Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  3. Participate in teaching activities with students and PGY1 residents
  4. Prepare and present a drug monograph and MUE for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  5. Provide drug information
  6. Maintain BLS and obtain PALS certification
  7. Participate in the Safe Medication Practices Committee
  8. Staff a minimum of 35 shifts during the residency year, including some weekends and holidays

Stipends and benefits

Residents receive a competitive annual stipend with full benefits including an excellent healthcare benefits package, voluntary tax-deferred annuity plan and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). Please refer to our ASHP listing for more information.

Residents receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in clinical presentations at 2 conferences which may include:

  • The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Fall Conference
  • The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting

Required rotations

  • Hospital Orientation
  • Acute Care Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pharmacy Operations (longitudinal)
  • Teaching/Administration (longitudinal)
  • Research (longitudinal)

Elective rotations

  • Administration
  • Cardiovascular Intensive  Care
  • Cardiology
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Gastroenterology
  • Home Infusion
  • Nephrology
  • Operating Room/Anesthesia
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pulmonology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Development of new rotation based on the resident’s interest

How to apply

The application deadline for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program is Friday, January 3, 2020. NO applications will be accepted beyond this date.

Applicant requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
  2. Graduate from an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency
  3. Possess a California pharmacy intern license prior to the start date
  4. Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of California

Submitting an application

Interested applicants must complete ALL of the following:

  1. Enrollment in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  2. Submit the following required documents through PhORCAS
    1. Your personal statement/letter of intent - outlining career goals, areas of interest, and reasons for applying to the residency program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
    2. Your Curriculum Vitae
    3. Official School of Pharmacy transcript
    4. Three letters of recommendation submitted directly to PhORCAS
    5. Writing sample (drug information response, case report, drug monograph, or drug utilization review)
  3. Complete the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital online application
    1. Access the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital job listing website:
    2. Search by Req# enter 11300 and click Search Open Positions
    3. Follow the instructions on the website
    4. Attach your Curriculum Vitae
    5. When finished, click Submit

On-site interview

After review of application materials by the residency committee, selected applicants will be contacted for a three hour on-site interview in February. Candidates will be required to give a 10 minute presentation as part of the interview process.