ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Residency

Published On 07/11/2011

The PGY2 Residency at The University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital offers advanced training in pediatric pharmacotherapy and emphasizes pediatric and neonatal critical care.

Residents are expected to:

  • Display independent learning skills
  • Utilize effective communication skills
  • Provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a variety of patient care settings
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Educate students and other healthcare professionals effectively
  • Understand research methods and opportunities
  • Display leadership

The PGY2 resident is expected to take a leadership role in all teaching exercises and may assist in the coordination of the pediatric elective classes.

The specific program for each resident varies based upon his or her goals, interests and previous experience.  However, all residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas considered to be essential to the pharmacy practitioner in the pediatric setting.


Core Educational Experiences
(1 month each, 9 or 10 total)

  • Pharmacy Operations Orientation
  • Pediatric General Medicine (if not completed at LBCH as PGY1)
  • Pediatric Critical Care (2 non-consecutive months)
  • Neonatal Critical Care (2 non-consecutive months)
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Parenteral Nutrition Service  
  • Oncology (off-site location)

Longitudinal Rotations (1 year)

  • UTHSC Teaching and Learning Program
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Research Project
  • Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation at Le Bonheur (CIRCLe Clinic)

Elective Experiences
(1 month each, 1 or 2 total)

  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Medication Safety
  • Academia
  • Specialized pediatric service (i.e. neurology, ambulatory care, nephrology, etc.)
  • May repeat a required rotation based on availability

Additional program requirements include participation in multi-disciplinary hospital committees, PALS certification, medication use evaluation, completion of a residency project, and manuscript preparation.  Some weekend coverage for clinical and distributive services is required.