As the only ASHP accredited program in the state of New Jersey, the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is designed to provide a broad exposure to patient care in a goal-oriented, interactive teaching environment. Experience and knowledge are developed through learning experiences with highly skilled pharmacy and non-pharmacy preceptors dedicated to patient care and education. Flexibility allows residents to tailor learning experiences to meet their individual interests and career goals. Residents will complete a major project aimed at improving pharmaceutical care within the institution as well as participate in medication use evaluations and multidisciplinary committees.
Residents gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents; and providing continuing education for pharmacists and members of the health care team. Residents interested in strengthening their skills in presenting lectures and precepting students may participate in a teaching certificate program at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Upon completion of this residency program, residents will possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and faculty positions as well as board certification as a Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist.
Required learning experiences include; General Pediatrics, Hematology / Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetrics / Maternal Fetal Medicine, Orientation, Pediatric Intensive Care, Practice Management (longitudinal), Research Project (longitudinal) and Service Commitment (longitudinal). In addition, elective learning experiences are available in Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Informatics, Management and Medication Safety.
The residency offers, a competitive salary, health care benefits, three weeks (15 days) paid vacation, seven paid holidays, seven educational days, on-site parking, discount meals, and professional travel reimbursement.
Admission Criteria and Application Process
All candidates must meet the following criteria:
Possess a PharmD from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
Eligibility for licensure in New Jersey
Applicants will be required to submit the following documents on the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) website by January 8:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
On-site interviews will be conducted between January and March.
About Saint Peter's University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a non-profit, acute care facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Saint Peter’s has been serving the healthcare needs of central New Jersey for more than a century. From our simple beginnings in 1907, Saint Peter’s has grown to become a technologically advanced, 478-bed teaching hospital that provides a broad array of services to the community.
As a state-designated acute care children’s hospital, the 108 bed Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital offers a full-range of pediatric specialized healthcare services for newborns and children through young adulthood. The Children’s Hospital operates one of the largest, most advanced neonatal intensive care units in the country. Our state-designated Regional Perinatal Center is renowned throughout New Jersey for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care provided. Each year we care for over 15,000 women from the tri-state region and deliver more than 5,000 babies.
In support of our mission to provide quality medical education, Saint Peter’s is an affiliate of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,... and a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, which includes New Jersey Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Saint Peter’s also sponsors residency programs in internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics.