Residency Listing

University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800674
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Code: 38028
NMS Code: 716661
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Pediatric Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Marcia L Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG
(434) 760-4844
Fax: (434) 243-6075
Director of Pharmacy: Rafael Saenz, Pharm.D., MS, FASHP
(434) 465-7091
Fax: (434) 982-1889
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2019-01-02
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 55770
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:    PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The University of Virginia PGY2 pediatric residency is designed to meet the resident's specific training needs. Residents have the opportunity to provide care in a wide variety of settings, including acute care pediatrics, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, and pediatric subspecialties such as ambulatory care, cardiology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, solid organ transplantation, and emergency care. In addition to nine clinical rotations, residents will have the opportunity to experience mini-rotations (three to five days in length) in other areas of interest. Residents will have multiple teaching opportunities, including presentations to both pharmacy and medical staff, as well as precepting students and PGY1 residents in our layered learning model. Residents will also gain experience in the Pediatric Pharmacy overseeing product preparation and supervising pharmacy technicians. Each resident will staff a total of 416 hours per year, including two 8 hour shifts every fourth weekend, one 4-day block associated with one major holiday (Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, or New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and the associated weekend), one 4-day block on the night shift, and one 4 hour evening shift once weekly on most weeks. Graduates of the program will be prepared to serve as an integral part of interprofessional teams caring for pediatric patients, incorporating evidence-based care in decisions made by the team and providing leadership in medication-related issues. In addition, they will possess the skills needed to deliver effective training to healthcare professionals, oversee technical staff in operations, and conduct research, patient safety, or quality improvement initiatives.
Fringe Benefits:   Medical, dental, and liability insurance are provided. Residents receive 12 vacation and 8 holidays. Residents have access to professional leave to attend the professional meetings, including the ASHP Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and the annual meeting of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG) to present their research. The resident stipend includes funds to support travel to these meetings. Residents are responsible for all meeting-related travel expenses using the funds added to the annual stipend.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm.D degree, ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency, eligibility for Virginia licensure, transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, three references  
Training Site Type: Health System
Owner Affiliate: State
Model Type(s): Teaching/Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 150
Non-Professional Staff: 130
Total Beds: 602
Average Daily Census: 550
Site Special Features:   The University of Virginia Health System is a teaching and referral center with a 117-bed Children's Hospital offering a full complement of specialty pediatric services.  U.S. News and World Report recognized the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in its 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide. Six specialties were rated in the top 50 nationally. The Children's Hospital is the training site for our nationally recognized schools of medicine and nursing, as well as a satellite campus for the VCU School of Pharmacy. The PGY2 pediatric resident works as a part of our 15-member pediatric clinical pharmacy team to provide patient care throughout the Children's Hospital and serves as a one of 19 PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents training at UVA each year.
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