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PGY2 Position Summary

Pharmacy Residency Program

Our Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and previous PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in pediatrics (BCPPS).

Required Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

  • Orientation
  • General Pediatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Choice of one Intensive Care Experience (PICU, NICU and CVICU)

Elective Learning Experiences (4 - 6 weeks)

  • Administration
  • Advanced General Pediatric 
  • Advanced Practice Management
  • Bone Marrow Transplant 
    • Advanced CVICU
  • Emergency Department
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • NICU
    • Advanced NICU
  • PICU
    • Advanced PICU
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Advanced Solid Organ Transplant
  • Other topics, depending on needs or interests of the resident

Individual rotation schedules are determined by the residency program director based on PGY1 experiences

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Continuing Education
  • Drug Information
  • Inpatient pharmacy staffing and operations management
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Pharmacy Systems with emphasis in clinical-operations experiences. 
  • Residency Research Project
  • Teaching certificate (optional depending on previous experiences)
  • Quality Improvement Project

Year Two Achievements

During the residency year, you’ll:

  • Integrate layered learning and mentorship with PGY1 pharmacy residents and student pharmacists. 
  • Actively participate in daily patient care rounds, therapeutic drug monitoring and provision of drug information to the medical team.
  • Present medication monographs and therapy class reviews to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee.
  • Complete a residency research project suitable for publication and present results at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association.
  • Work in the inpatient pharmacy every third weekend.
  • Deliver lectures to pharmacy students at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

To successfully complete the program, the resident must achieve:

    • To successfully complete the program, the resident must achieve:
      •  29 out of 33 (90%) of the required ASHP PGY2 residency program goals and objectives
      • All R1 objectives must be assessed as achieved for the residency
      • The remaining 4 objectives (10%) must be assessed at a minimum of satisfactory progress

To find out more, call or email:

Amy L. Nguyen, PharmD, BCPPS
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director


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