Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Residency Program


Thank you for your interest in our ASHP candidate status 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.

Kimvi Diep, PharmD
2017-2018 Pediatric Resident
Kimvi Diep, 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 second-year post-graduate 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.
The purpose of the PGY2 residency program in pediatrics is to:

  • To train competent pharmacists and innovative practitioners who can provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • To develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • To train practitioners who can provide accurate and timely drug information related to hematology/oncology
  • To train practitioners who can develop and implement drug policies, and rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy related to hematology/oncology
  • To educate health care professionals, students, patients and the community about appropriate medication use and safety
  • 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 currently in candidate status for accreditation 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. The formal aspects of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are coordinated by the Director of Pharmacy and the Associate Director of Pharmacy. In addition to clinical services, the residents serve as preceptors to pharmacy students and post-graduate year one (PGY1) residents.

Residency Requirements

  • Complete and present a research project
  • Participate in teaching activities with students and PGY1 residents
  • Prepare and present a drug monograph and MUE for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Provide drug information
  • Staff a minimum of 35 shifts during the residency year, including some weekends and holidays
  • Staff a minimum of 5 shifts for each rotation with a staffing component

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 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • The Children’s Oncology Group Meeting
  • The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting
  • The Western States Residency/Preceptor meeting

Required rotations

  • Hospital Orientation
  • General 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
  • Gastroenterology
  • Home Infusion
  • Nephrology
  • Operating Room/Anesthesia
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Development of new rotation based on the resident’s interest