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 Residency in Pediatrics.

General Description

Clinical experience for this residency will be tailored to the individual's interest. Experience can be gained in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery unit, pediatric operating room pharmacy, acute pain service and pediatric pharmacy satellites. There is also an opportunity for clinical rotations on the pediatric infectious disease, nephrology and pulmonary medicine services as well as other areas of general pediatrics. Experience in Pediatric Drug Information and Toxicology is available.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the PGY2 Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan is to prepare pediatric pharmacy clinicians who are eligible for positions in clinical practice and at the least a non-tenure track position at college of pharmacy. 

Program Structure

Required Rotations

General Pediatrics (2 months)
Gen Subspecialties: Renal, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Elective Rotations

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Cardiology (general care and Intensive care unit)

Pediatric Pain

Pediatric Infectious Diseases (clinical rotation and stewardship rotation)

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Pediatric Electives: Neurology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Genetics

Additional Longitudinal Activities

Pediatric On Call Pager

Committee Involvement: Pediatric Medication Safety Committee, P&T Anticoagulation Subcommittee, P&T VTE Subcommittee

Longitudinal Experiences

Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic

Teaching (fall and winter terms)

Example Schedule

Pediatric Example Schedule

Staffing Responsibility 

The PGY-2 pediatric resident will work clinical day shifts in the Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital every third weekend with a maximum of 15 weekend per year. 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).

On Call Responsibility 

Covers the Pediatric On Call Pager once every 6 to 8 weeks with backup/preceptorship provided by one of the pediatric clinical pharmacy specialists.

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 Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents are widely available. In addition, the Resident will gain experience in didactic teaching of third-year Pharm.D. students in the Pediatric Elective at the College of Pharmacy.

Residency Director Information

Lisa Wood, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Intensive Care
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy


Office: 734-936-8210


Nicholas Dillman, PharmD – Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

David Frame, PharmD – Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Elizabeth Bisaccia, PharmD – General Pediatrics

Kristin Klein, PharmD, FPPAG – Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Varsha Mehta, PharmD, MS, FCCP - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Julia Brown, PharmD, BCOP – Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Deborah Wagner, PharmD, FASHP – Pediatric Pain

Lisa Wood, PharmD, BCPS – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Program Assessment Strategy

The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration 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.