Pediatric Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers will be recruiting applicants for a one-year PGY2 Pediatric Residency.

General Description

This is a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 residency that is designed to develop practitioner expertise in pediatric pharmacotherapy and clinical skills by providing a diverse number of experiences in pediatrics. The C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is a 348-bed tertiary care academic medical center that will provide the resident with educational experience encompassing a variety of activities with emphasis on pediatric therapy management. Services covered by pediatric pharmacists at Mott include general pediatrics, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship, hematology/oncology, neurology, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit (PCTU), neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), bone marrow transplantation, emergency medicine, surgery, labor and delivery, pain management, and investigational drug study support. The department's professional staff is decentralized to all major patient care areas using a centralized drug distribution system.

Additional experiences include precepting and teaching at UM College of Pharmacy with an adjunct faculty appointment, research and writing projects, code experience, and more.

Clinical experience for this residency will be tailored to the individual's interest.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the PGY2 Pediatric Residency at the University of Michigan is to prepare the resident to be a highly qualified candidate for Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Track Faculty or Adjunct Faculty positions. 

Program Structure

Required Rotations

  • General Pediatrics (2 months)
    • Subspecialties: Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Hematology/Oncology or Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric subspecialty clinic (may be completed as a longitudinal experience)

Elective Rotations

Any of the rotations listed above may be repeated or elective rotations can be tailored specifically to meet an individual resident’s needs.

  • Pediatric Cardiology (general care and PCTU)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant*
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (clinical rotation and stewardship rotation)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pain Management/Palliative Care
  • Acute Pain Management/Medication Safety
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Pediatric Administration

*Residents with no previous oncology exposure will need to take oncology prior to considering BMT

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pediatric subspecialty clinic (optional as longitudinal experience)
  • Teaching opportunities at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • ACPE accredited continuing education presentation
  • Trauma/code pager experience
  • Pharmacy operations experience
  • Administrative Responsibilities (longitudinal experience)
    • Medication use evaluation project
    • Institutional committee involvement
    • Pediatric medication safety committee
    • Resident committee
  • Research Project

Staffing Responsibility 

The PGY-2 pediatric resident will work clinical day shifts in the C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital about once monthly . In addition, the resident will work one minor holiday (Fourth of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day) and a 5-day block around one of the major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day).

Research and Publications Opportunity

Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the end of the residency.

Teaching Opportunity

Residents will receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Experience in rotation-related precepting and in teaching of PharmD students and PGY1 residents are widely available.

Residency Director Information

Julia Brown, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

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Office: (734) 936-3415

Preceptors

Elizabeth Bisaccia, PharmD, BCPPS – General Pediatrics
Kasandra Chambers, PharmD – Pediatric Administration
Courtney Doellner, PharmD, BCPPS – Pediatric Surgery
Nicholas Dillman, PharmD – Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Audrey Jarosz, PharmD, BCPPS – Pediatric Cardiology
Kristin Klein, PharmD, FPPAG – Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Lauren Leader, PharmD, BCPS – OB/GYN
Brett Leja, PharmD – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Varsha Mehta, PharmD, MS, FCCP – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Erin Munsel, PharmD – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Valerie Nolt, PharmD, BCPPS – General Pediatrics
Gianni Scappaticci, PharmD – Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Kristen Schaeffler, PharmD – Pediatric Administration
Deborah Wagner, PharmD, FASHP – Pediatric Pain
Ashley Wester, PharmD, BCPPS – Pediatric Cardiology

Program Assessment Strategy

The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY1 Pediatric Pharmacy residency and utilizes the Residency Learning System model. This program has a four-part assessment strategy of learning experiences: resident evaluation of learning experience, resident evaluation of preceptor, resident self-evaluation, and preceptor evaluation of the resident’s performance during the learning experience.

 Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.