PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program

Florida Hospital for Children
PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, located in Orlando, FL, is comprised of 214 beds, including a 53-bed
Level III NICU, 28-bed Level II NICU, a 22-bed Level I PICU, 8-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit, 8-bed Epilepsy Monitoring
Unit, 8-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, 44-bed General Medical/Surgical Unit, 8-bed Procedural Sedation Unit, 10-bed
CVICU, 16-bed ED, and Central Florida's only Renal Transplant and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Programs.
Florida Hospital for Children received a $10 million contribution in 2007 from Walt Disney World towards an expansion
project which was completed in early 2011.
Our primary mission is to provide quality pharmaceutical care to improve the patient's quality of life while providing support
for caregivers. As part of multidisciplinary teams, we share the responsibility of monitoring responses to drug therapy and
optimizing care to improve patient outcomes. Residents who complete the Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at
Florida Hospital for Children will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to provide specialized, patient-focused care
and become confident, independent pediatric clinical specialists in the health care team. The program consists of the
following learning experiences:
Required Learning Experiences:
 Pharmacy Distributive and Clinical Operations (Orientation)
 General Pediatrics (2 rotations)
 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
 Pediatric Intensive Care
 Neonatal Intensive Care
 Ambulatory Care, Practice Management, Nutrition and
Pharmacokinetic Support (longitudinal)
Elective Learning Experiences (may select 5):
 Endocrinology
 Neurology
 Infectious Disease
 Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant
 Clinical Administration/Medication Safety
 May repeat required rotations for further
exposure/experience (exception: General
Required activities include a minimum of: 1 medication use evaluation, 1 research project suitable for publication and
presentation at a professional pharmacy meeting, 4 journal clubs, 4 patient case presentations, 1 Formulary review, 1
hour ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation, submission for a poster or platform presentation at a
professional meeting, pediatric pharmacy staff developments, and PALS certification. To build practice leadership skills,
participation will also be expected in the following: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Formulary Subcommittee;
performance improvement projects; student, employee, and resident teaching; and Medication Safety Committee.
Positions available: one, full-time, 12 month commitment
Estimated Annual Stipend: $42,500
Travel support: ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and 1 professional pharmacy meeting
12 months health insurance
10 days paid vacation
Service commitment is required
National Match Number: 630061
Application Deadline: January 11, 2013
Qualifications: Applicant should have a doctor of pharmacy degree and be in the process of completing a PGY-1
pharmacy residency or have the equivalent experience. Eligibility for Florida licensure is essential for fulfilling the
requirements of the application process. Applicants must be participants in the National Matching Services and the
PhORCAS. The following application materials must be submitted by the deadline: program application, curriculum vitae,
3 letters of recommendation utilizing the PhORCAS template (1 from clinical pharmacist, 1 from Residency Program
Director), transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended, and letter of intent discussing the motivation for pursuing
pediatric specialty training including goals for the next 2-5 years.
Visit our website:
Or for more information contact: Kristen Jones, Pharm.D. - Florida Hospital Department of Pharmacy
Address: 601 East Rollins Street; Orlando, Florida 32803 Phone: (407) 303-5632
E-mail: [email protected]