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PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency 

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy-University of the Sciences

Program Overview

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at the University of the Sciences offers a one-year PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency in conjunction with Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare. Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that treats full-term and premature infants, only pediatric trauma center in South Jersey, pediatric emergency department, academic medical center with the largest pediatric teaching program in South Jersey (Cooper Medical School of Rowan University), and 8-bed pediatric ER, 2-bed pediatric trauma, 8-bed PICU, 35-bed level III NICU, 28-bed pediatric medical/surgical unit, and 12-bed pediatric step- down unit. 

This residency further refines skills attained during a PGY1 residency, specifically skills in (1) providing direct patient care in multiple pediatric settings, (2) conducting pediatric related research, and (3) educating Doctor of Pharmacy students. Trainees will be prepared to be pediatric pharmacy specialists and academicians. The resident will participate in didactic and experiential education of Doctor of Pharmacy students while completing a teaching and learning curriculum program. Certification opportunities include: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Basic Life Support (BLS); BLS instructor. The resident will develop a manuscript appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Learning Sites

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare

Most of the PGY2 resident learning experiences are offered at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) in Camden, NJ. CUH is a 635-licensed bed, not for profit academic medical center offering more than 75 specialty services. Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that treats full-term and premature infants, only pediatric trauma center in South Jersey, pediatric emergency department, academic medical center with the largest pediatric teaching program in South Jersey (Cooper Medical School of Rowan University), and 8-bed pediatric ER, 2-bed pediatric trauma, 8-bed PICU, 35-bed level III NICU, 28-bed pediatric medical/surgical unit, and 12-bed pediatric step- down unit. 

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at USciences is the oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. Since its origin in 1821, the College has continued to be a leader in pharmacy education. Besides the flagship program, the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree, pharmacy-related baccalaureate programs are offered in the areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology. PCP also offers graduate degrees in Pharmaceutics (MS, PhD), Pharmacology and Toxicology (MS, PhD), and Pharmacy Administration (MS, PhD). Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at USciences offers degrees in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (BS), Biomedical Writing (MS), Health Policy (MS, PhD), Public Health (MPH), and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (MBA).

Learning Experiences

Learning experiences are completed at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University HealthCare

Required:

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric/Adult Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Primary Preceptor for APPE student(s) during
  • General Pediatrics
  • Academia

Ambulatory Care Rotation Options (Longitudinal)

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Pediatric HIV

Electives (based on interest and availability):

  • Required rotation can be repeated
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology (Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children)
  • Information Technology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Medical Mission (Guatemala)
  • Others based on interest

Residency Research and Publication

The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident will be required to complete a pediatric-related research project using effective research and project management skills. The resident will be required to prepare a manuscript appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Teaching Responsibilities

The teaching responsibilities of the PGY2 resident are individualized and include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on introductory or advanced pharmacy practice experiences, small group facilitation and didactic lecture in Doctor of Pharmacy therapeutics or Introduction to Pediatric Pharmacy elective courses. These activities will involve approximately 400 total instructional hours per year. The PGY2 resident will also prepare and present one ACPE-accredited continuing education program.

The PGY2 resident is required to participate in a 12-month Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program (unless such a program has been completed as part of prior training).

Application Requirements and Process

The residency application process can be completed by contacting the residency program director. Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three recommendation forms, and official college transcripts. An on-site interview will also be required. 

The applicant should have completed a PGY1 residency program by June 30th prior to starting the PGY2 residency. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Not recruiting for 2022-2023

Danielle M. Alm, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Pediatrics
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street, Box 34
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Please email d.alm@usciences.edu with any questions.

 

Contact:

Danielle Alm, Residency Program Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Address:

Office Location: Griffith Hall,
Room 108D
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7243

Email:

d.alm@usciences.edu