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PGY2 Position Summary

Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Phoenix Children’s is committed to the training and professional development of outstanding clinical pharmacists and leaders in pediatric pharmacy practice.  Our post-graduate year two (PGY2) pediatric pharmacy residency program is a 12-month ASHP-accredited program that builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program 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 a PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Required Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

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

Elective Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

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

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

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Continuing Education
  • Clinician Educators Program (teaching certificates) is optional depending on previous experiences
  • Inpatient pharmacy staffing and operations management
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Residency Research Project
  • Teaching and Academia

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


ASHP Directory Information

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