The Pharmacy Department at LBCH utilizes an integrated model to provide patient and family centered pharmaceutical care. Clinical pharmacists provide medication order verification, adverse drug reaction monitoring, therapeutic drug monitoring, patient and family education, student and resident precepting and function as a respected member of the health care team.
The vision for the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Department of Pharmacy is to become a nationally recognized leader in the safe and effective use of medication in infants and children through practice, education, research and service to the community.
In 1976 The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital partnered to create a pediatric pharmacy residency program making it one of the oldest pediatric residency programs in the country. Since that time over 120 individuals have completed their post-doctoral training in this program.
Our programs provide residents with the knowledge and skills required to become competent clinical pharmacy practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care in a variety of practice settings.
Residents are expected to complete a major research project relating to pediatric pharmacy practice in an area of interest, provide education to patients, pharmacy students and other health professionals in a variety of formal and informal settings, serve on various departmental committees, and participate in departmental projects. Residents also interact with preceptors in journal clubs, patient case presentations, and leadership development.
Application requirements for both programs can be found by visiting our website: http://www.lebonheur.org/research-and-education/education/pediatric-pharmacy-residency-program/