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PGY1 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 Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is a 12-month ASHP-accredited program that builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. 

Required Learning Experiences (each are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise stated) 

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Pediatrics (5 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (5 weeks)

Elective Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Advanced Solid Organ Transplant
  • Administration
  • Advanced Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Advanced General Pediatrics
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Other topics, depending on needs or interest of the resident

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Continuing Education
  • Clinician Educators Program
  • Drug Information
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Pharmacy Systems
  • Residency Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing and Operations Management

Year One Achievements

During the residency year, you’ll:

  • Actively participate in daily patient care rounds, therapeutic drug monitoring and provision of drug information to the medical team.
  • Perform direct and indirect patient care activities through various programs, including medication therapy management (MTM), quality improvement interventions and drug utilization review.
  • Present medication monographs and medical utilization evaluations (MUE) results to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee. 
  • Complete a residency research project suitable for publication and present results at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Annual Meeting.
  • Staff in the inpatient pharmacy every third weekend and one evening every other week.
  • Earn a teaching certificate through Midwestern University College of Pharmacy- Glendale Clinician Educators Program.

To successfully complete the program, the resident must achieve:

  •  29 out of 33 (90%) of the required ASHP PGY1 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
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

ASHP Directory Information

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