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

Residency Program Director: 

Ashley Wester, PharmD, BCPPS

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.

Recruitment for 2021-2022

We are planning on attending ASHP Midyear in Orlando, Florida. We will be represented at the Residency Showcase on Monday, December 6th from 1-4 PM at booth 4660. Please check back on PPS details and other virtual options in the even 

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
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Cardiology (intensive and general care)

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 Infectious Diseases (clinical and stewardship)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Pain Management/Palliative Care
  • Acute Pain Management/Medication Safety
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Pediatric Administration
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pediatric subspecialty clinic
  • Research project
  • Writing project
  • Teaching opportunities at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation
  • Trauma/code pager experience
  • Pharmacy operations experience
  • Membership on pediatric medication safety committee
  • Membership on a pharmacy resident committee

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

Ashley Huebschman (Wester), PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Cardiology

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Director

Adjunct Clinical Instructor – UM College of Pharmacy

Email: ashewest@med.umich.edu

 

Preceptors

  • Julia Brown, PharmD - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Jordan Butchin, PharmD, BCPPS - Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Courtney Doellner, PharmD, BCPPS – Pediatric Surgery, Nephrology, & GI
  • Ashley Huebschman (Wester), PharmD, BCPPS - Pediatric Cardiology
  • Audrey Jarosz, PharmD, BCPPS – Pediatric Cardiology
  • Madeleine King, PharmD - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Kristin Klein, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPAG – Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Brett Leja, PharmD – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Brittni Lowry, PharmD, BCPPS - General Pediatrics
  • Taylor MacKinnon, PharmD, MS - Pediatric Pharmacy Administration
  • Elizabeth Macon, PharmD, BCPPS - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Erin Munsel, PharmD, BCPPS - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Hanna Phan, PharmD, FCCP, FPPA - Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
  • Kayla Rice, PharmD, BCPPS - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Ashley Sauro, PharmD, BCPS - General Pediatrics
  • Gianni Scappaticci, PharmD, BCOP - Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Kayla Vecera, PharmD - General Pediatrics & Subspecialites
  • Deborah Wagner, PharmD, FASHP - Pediatric Pain

Program Assessment Strategy

The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY2 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, NMS code 43104.