Valley Children’s Hospital offers a one-year, postgraduate residency program in pharmacy practice, with an emphasis in pediatrics. This PGY-1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Graduates of the program will also be eligible for board certification and PGY-2 pharmacy residency training.
A 12-month schedule of rotations will be created for residents to rank prior to the start of the residency to meet the required ASHP competencies of the program. As the resident acquires additional knowledge and learning experiences, their specific goals may change (these will be addressed quarterly in each resident’s Development Plans). Residents may request to change or trade scheduled rotations.
Examination & Licensure
It is required that residents take the California Pharmacy Licensure Exams prior to the start of the residency. Exceptions made on a case by case basis. Residents must have a valid California Intern License if not pharmacist licensed prior to the start of the program. All residents must successfully pass both pharmacy licensing exams (NAPLEX and California Jurisprudence) within the first three months of the residency year or disciplinary action will be taken that may include failure to receive residency certificate and termination from employment.
A criteria for receiving the residency certificate at the end of the 12 month term, is that the resident ACHIEVES 80% of the required objectives set by ASHP. In addition, of those that must be achieved are: (see ASHP Guidance document: https://www.ashp.org/-/media/assets/professional-development/residencies/docs/guidance-document-newly-approved-required-competency-areas-goals-objectives-2016)
R1.1.1, R1.1.2, R1.1.3, R1.1.4, R1.1.7
Presentations and Teaching
Residents will rotate to present a 10-15 minute powerpoint presentation at monthly Pharmacy Staff and/or Technician meetings. The topic will depend on the current residents’ rotations and the current operational events each month.
Residents will be assigned to prepare a single 1 hour didactic lecture to present to pharmacy students from local schools of pharmacy APPE classes. This will be scheduled in the Winter.
Residents will be assigned Journal Club presentations, Patient Case presentations, and Drug Consults regularly throughout the year. The schedule coincides with the start of pharmacy student rotations.
Residents will take an active role in precepting pharmacy students on rotation at Valley Children's Hospital. Once trained, residents will review pediatric core disease states with pharmacy students on rotations.
Applicants for the 2020-2021 Residency Year (program will begin on 6/22/20)
Final deadline for submission of all online application materials is Monday, December 30, 2019. If any non-electronic documents are requested by the RPD, they must also be received in the Pharmacy Department by December 30, 2019. Candidates must complete both standard application requirements in PhORCAS and meet/submit the program supplemental requirements listed below:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy; or a M.S. or B.S. in Pharmacy with equivalent clinical experience
Be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of California
Apply for ASHP Residency Matching Program (our match #190313)
Three professional recommendations in PhORCAS (completion of standard PhORCAS reference form) - Example: Two references from preceptors who can speak of your clinical abilities and one from your pharmacy employer. If you have completed a pediatric rotation, one reference should be from that pediatric preceptor
Your letter of intent uploaded to PhORCAS should answer two questions:
1) Why you want to complete a pediatric residency; and
2) Why you want to complete a residency at Valley Children's Hospital
Your transcripts must include the most recent rotation grades (or have your site preceptor email those final grades to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30, 2019).
It is recommended that candidates complete a pediatric rotation prior to application submission or on site interview. If candidates are unable to obtain a pediatric rotation, there must be pediatric experience documented in PhORCAS and on your Curriculum Vitae.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.