The purpose of this program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Our program residents will be eligible for board certification and be eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The residency centers on the development of knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to provide pharmaceutical care in pediatrics. Each resident will rotate in the areas of:
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU),
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),
Cardiac Intensive Care (CVICU)
other chosen electives
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
More time with required rotations
Longitudinal Rotations include: Research Project, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) activities (writing and presenting Drug Monographs for Formulary Review and Medication Use Evaluations), Central Pharmacy Operations, Ambulatory Care Clinics (Severe Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis), and a Teaching Certificate Program.
In addition to the 2 week orientation rotation, staffing 2 weekends out of 6 weeks in addition to one major and one minor holiday is required.
The residents’ goal will be to achieve optimal medication therapy outcomes as part of a multidisciplinary health care team. They will be competent in oral and written communication and will take part in educating other health care professionals, students, patients and parents in medication therapy. The residents will be guided in conducting and completing a research project, working with researchers from the Pediatric Trials Network
Mentoring APPE and IPPE Pharmacy Students
Adverse-Drug Reaction Program evaluation
Provide written pharmacokinetic consults for various therapeutically monitored medications
Completion of residency project and presentation at Western States
Completion of a minimum of one Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE)
Participate in Medication Error Management Committee
Residents will be required to attend various professional meetings throughout the year, which may include CSHP’s (California Society of Health System Pharmacists) Seminar and/or ASHP’s (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear meeting at which they will participate in recruitment efforts. In addition, Resident Research is presented at Western States Conference.
Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Pharmacy School
Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match and apply using PhORCAS at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas. Rady Children’s Hospital National Matching Service (NMS) Code: 236213.
Matched residents must be licensed Pharmacist Interns in the State of California prior to the start of the program.
Matched residents must be licensed Pharmacists in the State of California by November 1 of their appointed year.
About Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital is a 551-bed tertiary care facility in beautiful San Diego. It is the West Coast’s largest provider of pediatric healthcare services and the designated Pediatric Trauma Center for San Diego and Imperial counties. Our facilities include a Level IV, 53-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 30 bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, 16 state-of-the-art operating rooms, 56-bed post-anesthesia care unit, Medical/Surgical, Hematology/Oncology units, 24 bed Children’s and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, a 43 bed long term facility and an Emergency Care Center. RCHSD has continued to be ranked as a top Children’s Hospital in the U.S. News rankings with outstanding rankings in all 10 surveyed specialties. Our hospital was also the first pediatric hospital honored with the coveted JCAHO Codman award.
Inpatient Pharmacy Services are available 24 hours per day for all patient care areas. A centralized pharmacy provides an organized and well-equipped environment for the performance of pharmaceutical functions (storage, compounding, computer order verification, dispensing, distribution, drug information resources, etc.) and per...sonnel that staffs a satellite pharmacy in operation on the Hematology/Oncology Care Area.
Clinical Pharmacy Services are provided to all of RCHSD patients. Decentralized clinical pharmacists are assigned to the following areas: NICU, PICU, CVICU, Medical/Surgical, and Hematology/Oncology. A clinical pharmacist is also assigned to the pharmacokinetics service seven days a week. Clinical pharmacists participate on physician rounds to aid in the assessment, and monitoring of patient drug regimens. Our pharmacists respond to codes and traumas. Our pharmacists are also charged with providing continuing education presentations to the other pharmacists and health-care providers at RCHSD. The clinical pharmacists are a resource to other pharmacists and the medical and hospital staff. The pharmacy has a dedicated research pharmacist to oversee investigational protocols involving medication use. The pharmacy provides clinical pharmacy services to support both inpatient transplant patients and the outpatient transplant clinic, cystic fibrosis and severe asthma clinic.
Education and growth are important components to the success of the pharmacy department and we stay committed to offering learning opportunities for all pharmacy staff members, residents, and students.
RCHSD is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. We provide training in pediatric services for medical students, residents, and fellows.
Our pharmacy department offers a PGY1 pharmacy residency program and we provide rotations for pharmacy students for UOP and UCSD Schools of Pharmacy. In addition, we have a pharmacy student intern program, employing up to 6 interns.