PGY2 Pediatric Residency
This one-year ASHP-accredited specialized residency focuses on diverse experiences in pediatrics and neonatal medicine. The University of Kentucky Medical Center has a 150-bed children's hospital including 46 general pediatric beds, 12 pediatric ICU beds, 66 neonatal ICU beds, 12 bed progressive care unit and 14 beds in the pediatric emergency department. The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in the care of pediatric patients. Rotation schedules are tailored to the interests of the resident. Residents completing the program are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, teaching and clinical research.
The pediatric residents participate in clinical research activities that are presented at a national meeting and submitted for publication. Residents participate in the on call program, clinical rounds, didactic and experiential teaching, clinical research, scholarly activity, clinical conferences, grand rounds, and other meetings. The program is affiliated with a nationally recognized college of pharmacy which provides residents with opportunities to engage in educational activities including precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on clinical rotations, facilitating group discussions and didactic lectures.
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- High-risk obstetrics
- Infectious diseases
- Pediatric emergency medicine
Ambulatory care rotations are available in pediatric neurology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, cystic fibrosis, nephrology, and cardiology.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency from an accredited program, and licensure in the state of Kentucky
The application process involves: Completion of the online PhORCAS application, 3 traditional reference letters uploaded to PhORCAS in addition to the Standardized Reference Form
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