Postgraduate Year Two Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
NYU Langone Health offers a one-year postgraduate year two (PGY-2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency. Our program, based at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, trains residents to practice in neonatal and pediatric pharmacotherapy.
Residents have the opportunity to work with various interdisciplinary pediatric teams, participate in providing high-level pediatric pharmaceutical care, and apply evidence-based recommendations when caring for patients.
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Curriculum
The PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency curriculum consists of the following required learning experiences (rotations):
- PGY-2 pediatric orientation: 4 weeks
- general pediatrics: 4 weeks
- neonatal intensive care (NICU) I: 4 weeks
- pediatric intensive care (PICU) I: 4 weeks
- medication safety/pharmacy administration: 4 weeks
- pediatric hematology–oncology: 4 weeks
- pediatric emergency medicine: 4 weeks
- pediatric infectious diseases: 4 weeks
- elective rotations: 4 weeks each (4 electives must be selected)
Residents may choose from the following elective rotations:
- maternal–fetal medicine
- neonatal nutrition
- NICU II
- repeat a core rotation
Residents can choose to take one four-week period as a project month to complete longitudinal learning experiences.
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Longitudinal Requirements
Required longitudinal learning experiences are as follows:
- pediatric staffing
- pediatric research
- medication use evaluation/medication policy
Longitudinal responsibilities include the following:
- complete a scholarly research project in pediatric care, choosing a topic of interest that contributes to the advancement of pediatric pharmacotherapy, and present results at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPA) Annual Meeting and NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine House Staff Research Day
- participate in our continuing education efforts, plus those of the pharmacy department and clinical teams
- write medication use evaluations and drug monograph reviews
- assist with pediatric pharmacy administration and medication safety (for example, medication incident report follow-up)
- act as a pediatric antimicrobial steward through prospect audit and feedback
- conduct pharmacokinetic monitoring
- take part in weekend clinical staffing
- precept PGY-1 pharmacy residents and PharmD students (optional)
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island has nine PGY-1 pharmacy practice residents, one PGY-2 infectious diseases resident, and one PGY-2 critical care resident, in addition to our PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy resident.
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Stipend and Benefits
Residents receive a stipend of $60,000, as well as comprehensive health insurance and 10 paid vacation days and separate sick leave.
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education–accredited college or school of pharmacy and be licensed or eligible for licensure in New York State.
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Application Process
We offer one PGY-2 position in pediatric pharmacy per year. Applicants must apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program. The resident matching program code is 633761.
Applicants must submit the following materials by January 3:
- all official college transcripts
- three letters of recommendation
- letter of intent that describes the applicant’s goals and interests, their motivation for completing the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, and reasons why they would like to be a part of the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island team
An on-site interview, if requested, is also required and will be conducted at the applicant’s expense.
The residency start date is July 1, subject to change.
For more information about the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, email program director Kimberly Gomes, PharmD, BCPPS, at Kimberly.Gomes@NYULangone.org.